Inside the new Bonjour dessert store, bringing reliable French pastries to Baton Rouge

Anass Ecacharkaoui was launched to the environment of generating French desserts when he moved from Morocco to France for higher education. Now, he’s brought his knowledge to Baton Rouge.

Ecacharkaoui lived in France for 10 several years, performing in espresso shops and creperies. Following living in Louisiana’s Capital Metropolis for the earlier 4 decades, he determined to open his own dessert store, Bonjour, which debuted in September on Essen Lane. 

“I discovered there’s not really a creperie that will make sweet crepes in Baton Rouge,” Ecacharkaoui suggests. “We wanted to do a dessert shop and make them sweet.”

The scent of Bonjour’s sweet crepes greets attendees as quickly as they wander by means of the doorways. 

Inside, the cafe is brightly embellished, with a mostly black and white topic. Bistro tables line a single wall, and a couch would make for comfortable lounge seating around the window. A small black Eiffel Tower replica perched in the middle of just about every desk nods to Paris.

The take care of display screen counter is reminiscent of an old diner’s cake counter. Glass windows supply a buffer between the consumer and the desserts, and enable shoppers the possibility to view their individual dessert getting made from a safe length.

There are extra than 10 unique alternatives on the menu for crepes, from fruit-targeted to chocolate-doused. 

The Lotus attributes Bonjour’s signature skinny, sweet crepes loaded with Lotus Biscoff Cookie Butter. Folded more than, the treat is completed with white chocolate, caramel, cookie crumbles and a whole-dimensions Lotus cookie. The triple chocolate crepe is finished with white, milk and darkish chocolate. 

S’mores milkshake
Lotus crepe

A whole lot of the desserts are customizable, like waffle sticks: waffles shaped into sticks and served like popsicles and bubble waffles: thick, fluffy waffles shaped into cones and filled with your preference of ice product and, of training course, the standard waffles. 

Bonjour also provides a massive array of milkshakes, decorated to the brim with a broad variety of treats—and accessible to-go.

The restaurant makes use of lots of ingredients sourced immediately from Europe. 

“We use a extremely awesome espresso from Italy, and we use premium Belgian chocolate,” Ecacharkaoui suggests. 

Bonjour is the perfect right after-lunch or immediately after-evening meal take care of, or even just a way to transport oneself on a French getaway.

Bonjour Baton Rouge is at 5727 Essen Lane and is open up Monday-Saturday, noon-9 p.m., and Sunday, noon-8 p.m. 

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