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  • MattyMatt Jun 16, 2006 02:43 PM
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Does anyone have any info about the patisserie opening on the corner of 6th Ave and 9th St. in the Slope? Good bakeries are much needed around here. You would think there'd be better ones in the area. TIA.

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  1. Sweet Melissa's is supposed to be opening a branch somewhere in the slope.

    1. lack of good bakeries? just one block away on 9th st btwn 5th and 6th is an amazing bakery, think the name is Paris bakery? please correct me......they have the best chocolate croissants!!!

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      1. re: bob o'reilly

        Bob, the bakery you're thinking of is called Delices de Paris or something like that. I agree that some of the stuff you get there is pretty good, but I'm excited for it to have some competition.

        Up in Prospect Heights, we're eagerly awaiting the opening of a bakery on Vanderbilt and Park, which I think is called Joyce Bakeshop... With this and Sweet Melissa's, soon Park Slope/Prospect Heights will be flooded with bakeries!

      2. The bakery is called Colson Patisserie. It doesn't appear to be open yet. I love the look - very French. And I noticed that Sweet Melissa's is opening on 7th Avenue right across from P.S. 321 later this summer.

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        1. re: angelhair

          I live a few doors up and have been watching the transformation. The coffee equipment looks pretty darned serious, the space is pretty and airy and clean, and they've got a "coming soon" sign. I'll report as soon as I go.

        2. Where? The former Microchip Cafe space??

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          1. re: parkslopemama

            Yup. Curious to see what they make of the space. I noticed today that someone has started construction at the old India House place further south on 7th. Please, not another mediocre chinese joint!

          2. We shall see how it turns out. They may even be planning a Brunch combo with Barbes for morning music and food???

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            1. re: eateroffood

              For Bastille Day they did something like that. I walk by a couple of times a week to see if it's opened yet.

            2. latest update: walked by on Sat, they had a sign up in the window that said they were just waiting for Keyspan to turn on the gas! Everything looks all set up, danesi espresso, baskets and little boxes in the window for pastries, 6 or 8 small tables with twice as many chairs.

              when it's not deathly hot out anymore I'll swing back again to see if they've opened..

              1. PATISSERIE COLSON IS NOW OPEN!!!! YAHOO!!!! JUST HAD COFFEE THERE THIS MORNING!

                Love it!~~!~!~!

                1. Stopped in this morning on my way to work, and I have to say I was a little disappointed. For a patisserie, their croissants weren't so much with the flaky, more like dense-ish buttery rolls. IMO, and admittedly only judging from one plain croissant (though it seems like a decent barometer--like tasting someone's Pad Thai to see how they approach Thai food) Parco's got Colson beat hands down. Colson had people sitting outside until after 9 last night, though, which was a pleasant surprise. Seems like a friendly place, just working out the baking kinks?

                  To be fair, they were waiting for more ice for their iced coffee, so I skipped that part--the coffee might well be delicious.

                  1. Is it strictly a bakery or do they offer brunch, waitress service, etc? Would LOVE to see some affordable brunch in the area!

                    1. So, I finally stopped by Colson Patisserie and I thought it totally rocked the Slope! I tried their quiche which had an excellend ratio of egg to tomato and basil along with a flaky but-not-too-dry crust. Also, the vinagrette on my salad greens was tangy and full of flavor. The highlight of my visit though was definitely their homemade 'financiers' (sp?). The chocolate was rich, dark, and not too sweet and was complimented by a wonderfully textured cake underbelly. The coffee was fine but it didn't blow me out of the water. Also of note was the simple and comfortable design of the cafe. Loved the penny-tile flooring.