2912 Domingo Ave., Berkeley
Phone: (510) 549-9434
After stints as the pastry chef at Meadowood and a teacher at the San Francisco Baking Institute, Frank Sally finally has a bakery to call his own in Fournée, which opened yesterday in Berkeley. Located opposite the Claremont Hotel, the bakery offers classic French breads like a baguette, levain, Provencal olive and herb loaf, and walnut bread, as well as foccacia, whole wheat, two kinds of rye, and challah ($2.75-9/loaf).
On the viennoiserie side, Sally's making four types of croissants, three varieties of scones, savory kugelhopf, sticky buns, and bostocks. Cookies come in varieties like peanut butter-honey shortbread, chocolate chip, and noisette, and pastries include caneles, eclairs, and gateau Basque. Finally, Sally offers cakes and tarts by the slice or in full portions for occasions, including salted-caramel chocolate cake, a frangipane galette with seasonal fruit, and a fruit trifle with creme fraiche. See the full menu here.
The former Bread Garden space is simple and mostly designed for takeout; coffee isn't available yet but will be added soon. Eventually, Sally will also use his bread oven to make a few seasonal pizzas, though he won't add sandwiches, as he feels nearby Rick and Ann's and Fresh and Best have that covered. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 7 am-7 pm, and Sunday, 7 am-3 pm; they're closed Mondays.
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