Mademoiselle Louise, a new bakery from a French pastry chef, quietly debuted in Downtown.
The bakery is located at 1725 Main Street, Suite 1 on the ground floor of the new SkyHouse luxury apartment. Chef-owner Frederick Fortin comes from a line of pastry makers in Normandy including his mother Cécile and his grandmother Louise, who the bakery is named for. After beginning his career in telecom, Fortin made the switch to pastry making with the intent to open his own patisserie, earning illustrious pastry certifications along the way. He decided to open locally after visiting the Houston area for the past 15 years to see family and friends, according to the bakery’s website.
Mademoiselle Louise offers classic French pastries like chocolate-infused croissants, tarts, and eclairs, cakes and cupcakes, plus freshly baked baguettes, ciabatta, focaccia, and other varieties of bread. Diners can opt to snag a ham-and-cheese sandwiches made with the bakery’s own croissants or baguettes, and as far as drinks are concerned, Mademoiselle Louise offers up a full espresso bar of caffeinated beverages alongside frozen coffee drinks, hot chocolate, tea, and orange juice.
Mademoiselle Louise is now open and operates Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Saturdays.