French bakery Maison Kayser plans to open two locations in D.C. later this year, marking the global boulangerie’s latest expansion in the U.S. outside of New York City. The carb haven, which bakes assorted goods and pastries daily, chose downtown and Mt. Vernon Triangle as its first forays into the District, having recently signed leases at 1345 F Street NW and 650 Massachusetts Avenue NW. Opening dates are TBA.
Fifth-generation baker Eric Kayser, who founded the brand in Paris in 1996, brought the company across the Atlantic in 2012, planting his first stateside shop in NYC’s Upper East Side. Now there’s a dozen spots spread from Manhattan to Brooklyn. In addition to the retail operation, all Maison Kayser feature sit-down cafés that serve bistro-style fare.
D.C. is upping its pastry game as of late, welcoming macaron maker Ladurée to Georgetown and Union Station earlier this year. International confectioner Lady M Cake Boutique has also expressed interest in establishing a presence here.
Like Ladurée, Maison Kayser serves every meal of the day — including brunch — with options like salads, sandwiches, tartines, and pasta.