Lucky for us, a Covid pivot turned this wholesale-only bakery into a retail shop. Now located on the ground floor of the Bok Building (A Rooftop in South Philly…), it’s right next to Two Persons Coffee (Dudley Street entrance), so you can enjoy a coffee along with treats from this French Boulangerie/Pataserie.

We loved our morning pastries (pastry so light, crunchy, buttery…sigh), and this onion focaccia bread is officially the first entry onto our Best Foods of 2022 list.

While you eat, you can watch the chefs working in the back area.

Plus, dining here gets you into one of Philly’s best preservation success stories – the morphing of an abandoned 1930’s technical high school into a dynamic maker space filled with artists, craftspeople, and community groups. The bakery is in the former auto body workshop space. And, it’s just plain fun to visit bathrooms that take you right back to high school.