New French-American Bakery, Café in SE Grand Rapids Announces Grand Opening
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 soon! They've recently announced a grand opening date and will hold a soft opening next week!
The sisters tell Grand Rapids Business Journal 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.
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!
For two years they have been working to renovate a historic storefront on Wealthy St. to open their first brick and mortar location. They recently announced they've passed all their inspections and the Chartreuse Sisters Bakery and Café will hold its grand opening January 14, 2022.
The sisters will also be holding a soft opening January 5th and 6th, noon to 5p.m.
The new bakery will serve pastries like galettes, eclairs, macarons, and cakes, cookies, scones, and more.
You'll also be able to get mocktails, espresso, and tea.
Chartreuse Sisters will serve Grand Rapids' Madcap Coffee.
Follow Chartreuse Sisters on Facebook for additional details and updates!