by Sam Alderman
Sweet-lovers with a taste for artisan goodies will be delighted to know that Janjou Patisserie now has a storefront to call home.
Since 2008, Janjou Patisserie has baked French-style pastries, cookies and confections, selling them at local retail outlets like the Boise Co-op. But now, the bakery has a permanent location at 1754 W. State St., where the walls are lined with sables and the glass counters are filled with fresh fruit tarts and macaroons.
Chef and owner Moshit Mizrachi-Gabbitas loves the new location and is excited to do more with the bakery.
“We started out mostly wholesale and we baked out of a commercial kitchen with basic equipment, so we couldn’t afford to do what we really wanted," said Mizrachi-Gabbitas. "We always wanted to open a shop because when you have your own shop, you can offer a lot more. Every day, we add more and more product.”
The shop—a gleaming, modern cafe with pops of orange and brown, where French delicacies are showcased under sparkling glass—has been years in the making.
“We had an architect, but it’s my vision,” said Mizrachi-Gabbitas.
Janjou Patisserie is open Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m-6 p.m. at 1754 W. State St. For more info, visit janjou.com.