Doors swing open at Art of Bread
The Art of Bread’s first customer out the door was Mike Ferguson (above) of Ardmore, who got a croissant and medium coffee. One of a slow trickle of customers in the first half hour after the 7 a.m. opening, he said he’d been drawn to the place because he was a big fan of Georges Perrier. At opening hour on its first morning, the Perrier bakery/cafe had a modest spread of croissants, breads and pastries. General manager and Perrier partner Joel-Pierre Perez was erecting umbrellas over the three sidewalk tables out front, and a work crew was replacing an awning that wasn’t quite right. Indoors, the cafe has six high tables with two stools each, and three two-seat tables are tucked onto the sidewalk. Perrier was expected to arrive later in the morning.
Click for Art of Bread carry-out menu distributed at opening celebration on June 10, 2011.
It’s at 920 Montgomery Ave., phone 610-660-8222. The website is http://www.artofbreadbygp.com, but at last check it was only a placeholder. Posted hours are Tuesday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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