Patisserie 46: a francophile's delight, in photos

When I got an invite to meet a new friend for coffee at Patisserie 46, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to check it out. A mere nine days after its doors opened, the storefront was already bustling with a short line at the register and 80 percent of tables filled. Our meeting taking place in the morning, I wasn't quite ready to fill up on their luscious looking sweets, but couldn't pass up the opportunity to try a fresh canelé.

Fresh canelé
Fresh canelé


Croissant at Patisserie 46
Croissant at Patisserie 46

I have never seen such a French patisserie of this caliber in the Twin Cities, and it seems we were craving such a place. With their grand opening a month or two out, the already popular shop is hitting the nail on the head when it comes to flavor, friendliness, and creativity (chocolate basil gelato, anyone?).


Patisserie 46: a francophile's delight, in photos

It turns out that when you carry a large camera around, people notice. I ended up chatting with the owners for a bit, which inspired a quick impromptu photo session of a few of their gorgeous pastries and bread. I love the attention to detail John Kraus has put into each item in the display. That metallic speck on the raspberry? Edible silver leaf!


Perhaps the most exciting part of Patisserie 46 is it's fresh bread selection. These loaves are clearly made with love and devotion and will wow everyone from your spouse to your house guests; that is, if you manage to leave some for them to try.

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4552 Grand Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419


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