Sweet Tooth

An Instant Hit for Breakfast and Lunch

April 2019

Bachour, the latest entry into the Gables breakfast and lunch battle, is already a breakaway hit. Maybe it’s the gleaming electric environment, with glass cases of pastries that rival the displays at Tiffany’s. Maybe it’s the all-day breakfast concept, with stacks of guava and cheese pancakes the size of a small ottoman, or the eggs benedict with prosciutto. Or maybe it’s the pastries: bonbons and macarons for $3 each, “petit gateaux” (small cakes) for $8 each, or the magical red velvet and gianduja croissants for $5 each. Which one to pick? You might ask Antonio Bachour, the eponymous partner and culinary master who was voted by his peers last year as the Best Pastry Chef in the World. On any given weekend morning you can find him there, at 2020 Salzedo St., happily talking with customers and even signing autographs for the starstruck diners. Bon appétit.

Antonio Bachour