85 ° C Bakery Cafe introduces a new type of bakery to Dallas. The Asian-Euro fusion bakery opened a location in Carrollton a few months back, and when I've visited there's always been a crowd. Now that there are two new locations to visit (in Richardson and in Plano), plus more to come, and it seems there will eventually be a bakery in almost every local suburb. I visited the new Richardson store (located on Greenville Avenue, just south of Arapaho) and they loaded me up with tempting samples.
85°C Bakery Cafe got its initial inspiration in 2003 when founder Mr. Cheng-Hsueh Wu visited a cafe in a 5-star hotel. While he enjoyed the gourmet pastries and drinks, he noticed that it wasn't approachable for a daily visit. The prices were far too high. It was at that moment Mr. Wu set out to create a cafe providing quality bread, cake, and coffee at reasonable prices, and 85°C Bakery Cafe was born.
Fast forward to today, and 85°C has over 1000 locations worldwide (yep, you read that right, 1000). The first US store opened in 2008, and it was an overnight success. It's been featured on TIME, CNN, NPR, and the Travel Channel, and has a cult following, known for lines out the door.
Needless to say, Dallas has warmly embraced the Asian-Euro bakery chain. Some favorite items include their Sea Salt Coffee (I'm not a big coffee drinker and I'm obsessed), brioche, marble taro bread, and mango crème brûlée.
The bakery always has at least 60 baked bread items available, plus a full pastry counter of cakes and other European style desserts. Later we’ll be seeing a Frisco, Farmer’s Branch, and Ft. Worth branch (maybe your city too, if it begins with 'F'). ;)
85 ° C Bakery currently has Dallas area locations in Plano, Richardson, and Carrollton.
|I had to share this adorable Jasper photobomb|
*85C hosted my visit, but as always, all opinions remain my own.