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By Elena Kadvany

Mademoiselle Colette opens second location in Palo Alto

Uploaded: Oct 10, 2017

The owner of Menlo Park patisserie Mademoiselle Colette soft opened her second location on Friday, Oct. 6, on Lytton Avenue in Palo Alto.

The 499 Lytton Ave. space has no kitchen, so this outpost will serve only pastries and to-go items, rather than the full menu of French salads, sandwiches, brunch dishes and other items available in Menlo Park, owner Debora Ferrand said. In Palo Alto, cold salads, quiches and sandwiches will soon be available to-go.

There will, however, be a larger selection of coffees and drinks in Palo Alto, Ferrand said.

Owner Debora Ferrand at Mademoiselle Colette in 2015. Photo by Veronica Weber.

Ferrand, an Atherton resident who was born in Brazil but raised in France, opened the French bakery in downtown Menlo Park in 2015. She soon brought on a young French pastry chef, Orphée Fouano.

Less than a year later, Ferrand took over the space vacated by Fran's Market in Palo Alto, and also leased a kitchen in Newark to start outsourcing croissants and pastries production. (Ferrand struggled to keep up with demand when she first opened in Menlo Park, selling out every day for about a month.)

"Now we will be having croissants and pastries all day long... no more sold out at 10 a.m. :-) in Palo Alto (or) Menlo Park," she wrote in an email.

Mademoiselle Colette's classic pain au chocolat. Photo by Veronica Weber.