Famous for decadent, colorful macarons, La Boîte Cafe announced earlier this week it had fallen victim to the shutter bug.
Although the pastry shop had become a favorite among Austin dessert fanatics, La Boîte Cafe owner Victoria Davies announced she would close her two shipping container pastry shops after losing two bakery wholesalers in less than a year.
Jodi Elliott, pastry chef/owner of Foreign & Domestic, announced she will be taking over the La Boîte shipping containers to start selling her baked goods in December.
Ironically, La Boîte Cafe's closure has opened up a window of opportunity for Jodi Elliott, pastry chef/owner of Foreign & Domestic, who announced she will be taking over the La Boîte shipping containers to start selling her baked goods in December. Earlier this summer, Elliott began selling a myriad of baked goods during the weekends at Foreign & Domestic.
"Thank you all so much for the support you have given us and our bake sales! Because of this, I’ve had the opportunity to expand the whole operation," Elliott announced on the Foreign & Domestic website.
"I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be taking over both La Boîte locations (Lamar and Congress) this December! I’ll have lots of bake sale goodies available for you seven days a week, plus delicious, locally-roasted Casa Brasil Coffee."
Elliott has asserted herself as a central figure in the Austin pastry scene, noted for her delicious croissants, popovers, pies, cakes, and several other sweet offerings. Is a brick-and-mortar to come? Only time will tell.