I stopped by the soft opening for the new bakery in Saratoga Village (a few doors down from Starbucks on Rte 9 ) address is 20490 Saratoga- Los Gatos Road.
They have totally renovated a building that used to house dress shops into a beautiful cafe with marble entry and lots of seating. There is even a terrace with tables for when the weather is nice.
I had the most amazing almond croissant there this morning. Crispy carmelized edges, buttery flaky layers, a good sized ooze of almond paste, crusted with lots of almonds and-- AND it was $2.45! I will go out on a limb here and say it is more delicious, larger, and 1/3 less expensive than the Fleur de Cocoa almond croissants.
I also tasted a sample of their chocolate, chocolate chunk cookie. It was a thick, (moist inside and crispy outside) chocolate batter with chunks of chocolate and walnuts in it. If you are familiar with the Chocolate Orgasm from Rosie's Bakery in Cambridge, it is similar but twice the size and only $2. I can't imagine how they are covering their costs.
At the counter they were making some yummy looking sandwiches on french bread. They are only accepting cash during the soft opening, which limited me. Otherwise, I think I would have emptied the place.
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