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French bakery owner adding second location in Market Arcade

French pastry chef and restaurateur Camille LeCaer is planning a crepe-centered café downtown, in the Washington Street end of the Market Arcade building.

Savory and sweet crepes, croissants and coffee will be mainstays of the brief menu, he said. There will also be buckwheat waffles and macarons, the delicate French sandwich cookie.

“We’re not to go crazy at the beginning,” said LeCaer. “For now, I want to make sure it makes sense.”

The 500-square-foot space in the Washington Street end of 617 Main St. will be aimed at weekday breakfast and lunch seekers downtown. It will be open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It’ll be a place to grab a quick bite and a coffee on the go, he said. “It has to be fast, so people can come in, and go, they only have a short time.”

In June, LeCaer opened Pastry By Camille, 1416 Hertel Ave. bakery with a broader array of baked goods and pastries. He wasn’t expecting to open another place so soon, said LeCaer, but the opportunity was too good to pass up.

He expects to open in November, before Thanksgiving, he said.

Starters: St. Honore pastry, buckwheat galette at Pastry by Camille

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