Popular Edmonton bakery Duchess Bake Shop will open a second smaller location this fall, serving the bakery’s legendary cake, cookies, croissants, macarons and pies in south east Edmonton ten years after the original shop opened its doors on 124 Street.
“We are bursting with excitement to serve the southside and join the vibrant community of Ritchie,” said co-owner Giselle Courteau along with partners Garner Beggs and Jake Pelletier in a press release Wednesday.
Little Duchess will be a smaller version of the Westmount original with a condensed menu available from a first-come, first-served counter service with coffee and drinks provided by Transcend Coffee next door.
“This will be a cute, petite version of ourselves, and we can’t wait to be part of Ritchie’s exciting food scene alongside our friends at Biera, Blind Enthusiasm, Transcend Coffee and Acme Meats,” said Courteau.
“To all the southsiders who have urged us to open a shop south of the river, we heard you, and we can’t wait to serve you closer to home
Beginning with three employees and seating for 10, Duchess Bake Shop in Westmount has 55 employees, produces 1500 macarons a day, and has garnered accolades around the world for its pastries and magical gingerbread houses and attention from international publications including Vogue.
Courteau and Pelletier were also the only North American team to compete on the French version of The Great British Bake Off, Le Meilleur patissier-Les Professionels, in 2018.