Café d’Avignon Opens Second Store in Brooklyn
Pain d’Avignon was founded in 1992 on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, by a group of childhood friends. In the following years, Pain d’Avignon became one of the leaders of artisan bread making on the East Coast. The concept expanded to New York City in 1999 and soon became one of the favorite purveyors for fine breads among the city’s top chefs. But the owners always dreamed about opening a retail bakery like the ones of their childhood memories in Europe. They wanted to re-create a store where the bread is made, baked, and sold daily.