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Chantilly Patisserie v. Bonjour French Pastry?

buttermarblepopcorn | Jan 23, 2010 07:47 PM

This evening I went to Chantilly for the first time ever. It was an inauspicious first-time, though, since 1. I went with my parents, and 2. we got there at 7:20 pm, ten minutes before closing time.

Understandably, the display case was practically empty. All that was left were some random, single pastries that were extremely expensive. Yes, we don't patronize high-end bakeries often, so sticker shock can happen rather easily to us -- more so for my cheapskate father than either me or my mom -- and of course our timing couldn't have been worse.

As we left emptyhanded and completely underwhelmed, my mom kept mumbling over and over about "Bonjour on Western Boulevard" and how it was absolutely amazing and gorgeous and fabulous and Japanese-French... and made me feel like a loser for ever bringing my parents to Chantilly in the first place.

I Googled Bonjour French Pastry but didn't get too many helpful hits. It's barely mentioned in Chowhound, but Yelp has a good number of positive reviews.

I want to know what Chowhounders specifically think of Chantilly versus Bonjour: Can anybody compare and contrast? I live in the South Bay, which is why I'm particularly interested in this pair of shops.

Thanks in advance for your insight!!

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