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Kamalan Bakery - 240 Westheimer


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Kamalan Bakery, the Asiatown spot known for its layers cakes, fruit and vegetable-flavors buns, smoothies, and teas, will take over the Montrose spot that was formerly Avondale Food and Wine.

Details on the new location are scant, but signage is already up at 240 Westheimer Avenue. 

Avondale Food & Wine, the cafe and bottle shop that was originally called L’Olivier, closed in July after 10 years in the neighborhood. Owners Mary Clarkson and Olivier Ciesielski said at the time that they were hoping to reopen in a smaller location.

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On 10/5/2021 at 10:12 AM, clutchcity94 said:

That lease can’t be cheap. If a wine shop and French restaurant can’t afford it, I don’t know how an Asian bakery will.

With all the covid closures, have rents come down or flattened?

This will be quite a bit bigger than the original on Bellaire.  It happens to be one of my wife's favorite bakeries so we'll be stopping by to see how it turns out.  I wonder if they're going to expand to drinks and be more like the 85 Celsius bakery across the street from the original location.  Look for it to be open late.  Until just recently the original was open til 11pm.  They've got a sign in the door at the Bellaire location reducing their hours to 6 or 7pm.  Betting they're spending nights working on this new location.

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i am excited that something like this will take over this space that i might actually frequent! it would be super smart to stay open late as this is just what the area needs...and it will be great for the #'s crowd and vice versa :) 

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We stopped in here yesterday. The old bar area of L’Olivia is the main display of breads and general selling area. We picked up a braided cream bread with cream cheese inside. Most of the breads were single portions, both sweet and savory. The check out counter had display of bento boxes with both sushi and tempura etc- $17.00

 

The dining area had cooler case with huge cakes coved in fresh fruit. ….wow

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yes been going here for the past week or so...and it IS indeed AMAZING!!! My buddy who would go to their bellaire location took me here the first time and we got these incredible "short bread like" butter milk cookies with cranberries and they are perfect with coffee or alone...dang they are good...also picked up some egg tarts as well as some croissants...

but have been back 3 more times for those darn cranberry cookies! i am officially addicted 

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