New French-American Bakery, Café Opening in SE Grand Rapids
A new spot for sweet and savory treats is coming to Grand Rapids' East Hills Neighborhood!
Sisters Alyson and Mallory Caillaud-Jones are planning to open a new pastry shop and café, Chartreuse Sisters, at 800 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids Business Journal reports.
According to their website,
Our products are inspired by our French-American heritage and our nostalgic food and drink experiences from traveling here and abroad. We combine French & American pastry techniques and pair them with flavor profiles found in both cuisines to create unique and exciting treats!
The sisters say they were raised in Grand Rapids by a French mom and an American dad, and spent summers in France. They both went to Grand Valley State University for Acting and Film.
After years working in the local film and theatre scene, in the summer of 2019, Alyson shared her dream of opening up a bakery café - and the sisters got to work! Since then, the pair have been operating their business under cottage law, selling their baked goods at pop-ups and farmers markets, and taking online custom orders.
The new bakery will serve pastries like galettes, eclairs, macarons, and cakes, cookies, scones, and more.
You'll also be able to get nonalcoholic mocktails, espresso, and tea.
Chartreuse Sisters will serve Grand Rapids' Madcap Coffee.
According to GRBJ, renovation is underway at the new bakery in East Hills, and could be open as soon as this fall.
In the meantime, you can enjoy Chartreuse Sisters' baked goods and beverages at "Scrumptious Saturdays" at Speciation Cellars June 25., 1p.m. to 5p.m.
The sisters have started an Indiegogo campaign to help open their patisserie in East Hills.
Follow Chartreuse Sisters on Facebook for more pop-up events and updates on the bakery and cafe's grand opening.