|Fireproof Building can be seen with a little red arrow, bottom right|
The view from the adjacent car park
It's a beautiful 'industrial' space with breezy open windows, high ceilings and stone floor. We'd like to keep this 'look and fee'l for the new cafe and bakery shop.
We love the 'artisan' and plain look of this bakery above, also in an industrial building.
We are planning both a new cafe and food store, with an expanded range of Family bread (think rye, onion, spelt and campagne...) baked goods, traiteur, ready-made meals and regional produce - not forgetting Christmas!
Even though this kind of expansion is terrifying we believe in our product and have built up a very loyal customer community over the past two years. We hope to attract new customers by being in town as well as contribute towards the tourist product.
We're finally going to have room for our patisserie and cakes. We're so keen to start making more fruit tarts and slices. As the space is so much cooler than the bakery, we'll also be able to make puff pastry (think croissants!) and meringues......(think macaroons!).
We are also currently sourcing local produce to continue our commitment to small-batch and locally produced food: It tastes better, it's carbon foot print is heroic compared to what we are used to and it contributes towards the future sustainability of the islands. As we are a family-owned business, we'd really like to see the boys and their children be able to build the business in years to come.
Work is just about to begin and soon the building will be painted with a new bathroom and other improvements. We are aiming to open in October to have a 'soft start' before we plunge into Christmas!