Thierry Beaud Is Opening a French Bakery and Cafe on Clematis

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You've heard the saying, "When it rains, it pours."

That's usually a bad thing - unless each droplet is and amazing new eatery.

Lately, it's been raining new restaurants and bars on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm -- or it's about to be soon.

We just broke news about the third reincarnation of Lost Weekend moving down the block.

We're awaiting the opening of the new outpost of former Miami hotspot Pawn Shop Lounge and Rodney Mayo's new coffee shop (details coming soon).

And now we have yet another concept to be excited about.

Thierry Beaud, owner of Pistache French Bistro and PB Catch, is opening Paneterie, a cafe and bakery right next to Palm Beach Dramaworks.

See Also: Lost Weekend Closed; Soon to Reopen on 500 Block of Clematis

While full details have yet to be divulged, Beaud told Clean Plate Charlie that the new concept will feature an array of fresh baked goods, coffees, and prepared salads and sandwiches.

He was inspired to open the cafe from his travels.

"Each time I go to New York or Europe, I indulge in great breads, pastries, and chocolates," says Beaud. "Only to realize, when I come home that there isn't really anywhere I can have these same pleasures."

Most of the items, like the breads, croissants, and danishes, will be baked in-house throughout the day -- obviously, the emanating aromas will be enough to draw people in. More intricate pastries (like macarons) and chocolates will be prepared in a commissary kitchen.

Beaud's goal is to serve high-quality products at affordable prices. Pastries will range from $1.75 to $6 a piece; sandwiches should be between $6 and $10 each.

The full menu will be released in about two weeks.

A huge believer in the downtown Clematis area, Beaud and his team are looking forward to offering a casual dining option in the downtown vicinity.

"We love our city," says Beaud. "We love downtown. There is a perfect combination of residents, people who work, and people who visit."

And we're looking forward to getting our hands on some of those baked goods.

See Also: Ten Best French Restaurants in Palm Beach and Broward Counties

Paneterie will be located at 205 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach. Visit paneterie.com.

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