Rose Street Patisserie Opening a New Location in St. Paul

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Chef/owner John Kraus (Patisserie 46, Rose Street Patisserie) is world-acclaimed and the hype isn’t fluff – the baked goods at his shops stand up to bakeries anywhere, France included. Therefore, news that he’ll be opening a new location of Rose Street (pictured above and below) at 171 Snelling Ave. in St. Paul falls firmly under the heading of “awesome.”

A press release for the new location cites a mid-summer opening date, and promises ice cream and sorbet along with the familiar croissants and tartines.

Brenda Johnson / Heavy Table

What: Rose Street Patisserie

When: Opening Midsummer 2018

Where: 171 Snelling Ave. N., St Paul, MN 55104

Summary: Rose Street Patisserie, the sister store to the acclaimed Patisserie 46, will open a new St. Paul location at the corner of Selby and Snelling. Along with Rose Street’s food offerings, the new location will add ice cream and sorbet to the menu.

 St. Paul, MN— April 30, 2018

Beloved Bakers Rose Street Patisserie to Open St. Paul Location

Great news for St. Paul fans of patisserie: Rose Street Patisserie, the sister store to the acclaimed Patisserie 46, will open a new St. Paul location this summer. The new location at the corner of Selby and Snelling will bring offerings that are “authentically French minus the airfare” to an already thriving retail hub. 

 The menu will include savory options such as tartines, ham-and-cheese baguette, quiche, and grain salad, as well as viennoiserie (breakfast pastries) including pain au chocolat, almond croissant, ham-and-cheese croissant, seasonal danish, gibassier, kouign-amann, scones and more. To top things off, the new location will also have an assortment of ice cream and sorbet offerings — mango-cilantro, salted caramel, vanilla, chocolate, and raspberry-rose, to name a few.

St. Paulites have been loyal regulars at both Patisserie 46 and Rose Street and have actively asked for a location that’s closer to home. “As a bakery we constantly search for new neighborhoods where we can put down our roots. We have found that neighborhood in St. Paul, and we’re sure it will be a great addition to our family. We look forward to sharing many stories and laughs with our new neighbors,” said Elizabeth Rose, CEO.

The new location, which formerly housed a Starbucks, is 1,300 square feet and will be undergoing a refresh courtesy of Shea architects. The space should be ready to open mid-summer and will have seating for 25 as well as great take-away options. Patio seating is in the works as well.

Chef/owner John Kraus, the first American to be inducted into Relais Desserts, a 100-member organization consisting of the best of the best pastry chefs, is thrilled to be crossing the river: “It’s the beginning of a beautiful relationship. We’ve got more exciting plans coming soon. This year is all about bringing our best to loyal fans and introducing ourselves and our offerings to new audiences. St. Paul, we’re looking forward to spending time with you!”

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James Norton is editor and co-founder of the Heavy Table. He is also the co-author of Lake Superior Flavors, the co-author of a book about Wisconsin’s master cheesemakers, and a regular on-air contributor to Minnesota Public Radio.

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