Bay Area Bakery Cafe Expands
La PanotiQ, a bakery cafe specializing in authentic French pastries, is preparing to open its fifth store, as the business expands across the San Francisco Bay area of of California. With locations in Campbell, Mountain View, San Francisco, Livermore and its latest store slated to open in Berkeley, each cafe offers more than 50 types of French pastries, cakes, and petit fours.

The stores also carry breakfast, brunch, and lunch/dinner menus with Parisian favorites like brioche French toast, French-style sandwiches on baguettes and Nicoise salad.

CEO Maria Guterman attributes the growth of the stores (five opened in a year) to the high demand for quality foods that are organic and non-GMO.

"All of our pastries and cakes contain 100% French/European ingredients. Our AOP butter, flour, sugar, cocoa and fruit are imported from France and Europe. People get the difference in taste the first time they try our food. It tastes authentic because it is authentic."

Guterman points out that their head pastry chef Christophe Clarigo is working hard to meet the supply for all stores. “Our team is also working hard to ensure we maintain top quality standards for organic and sustainable with all our foods. Our coffees, teas, and produce are organic, and we are obsessed with maintaining these high quality standards." 

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