After months of rumors and changing plans, Pasadena’s goddess baker Sumi Chang has quietly opened a new, larger offshoot of her Euro Pane Bakery & Café in the new building right across Colorado from the Paseo. It’s not officially open until May 1, but you can stop by now for a coffee, a pastry and/or a loaf of bread; the breakfast and lunch dishes (yes, including that incredible egg salad) will start appearing in the coming days.
The heart of the space is a spectacular communal table made from a single slab of pecan wood; there are also plenty of smaller tables both inside and on the side patio. The high-ceilinged, light-filled space is a vast improvement over the original location (which is remaining open), however the parking seems trickier, although there’s supposed to be validated parking for customers in the building.
The vast glass case is already stocked with the famed croissants, pains chocolats and sourdough boules; the offerings are also expanding to include more whole-grain breads, croissants and pizzas.
Don’t bother looking for opening news on Euro Pane’s website, because they don’t have one. Chang is so cool that she doesn’t need a site or a Twitter feed or even Facebook to keep her business thriving.
We’ll report back when the kitchen is in full swing.
Euro Pane Bakery & Café
345 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena (across from Paseo Colorado)