Mon-Thur 9:30am-9pm Fri 9:30am-10pm Sat 9am-10pm Sun 9am-9pm
Sweet Tooth Heaven
LE MACARON FRENCH PASTRIES is a bright, elegant and cheerful space showcasing a huge variety of fresh baked macarons that customers can enjoy with a hot cup of coffee or espresso, tea and cold drinks. Fine gourmet chocolates, and cool and creamy French-style gelato are also served with periodic surprise samples of fresh-out-of- the-oven French pastries. With a charming ambiance and friendly staff, LE MACARON FRENCH PASTRIES is a warm gathering place for the area residents, shoppers and friends who seek a welcoming space to share.
Our store in AVONDALE
We are thrilled to have brought Le Macaron French Pastries to The Shoppes of Historic Avondale! Our large terrasse seats up to 32 guests, with nice shaded areas. We are a destination for gourmet pastries, gelato, smoothies, as well as fine chocolates and delicious drinks in a beautiful French decor . Our customers have been so enthusiastic and supportive! We truly feel welcome in Avondale.
Macarons or Macaroons?
Considered the jewel of French pastries, macarons have been deemed “America’s newest dessert darling!” Not to be confused with macaroons, the more familiar, American coconut cookie “macaroon”. “All of our macarons are gluten free, with no preservatives or artificial flavors.”, stresses Fabrice. Small and fitting in the palm of your hand, as genuine French macarons should, each unique and delicious cookie is made from a secretly kept French recipe, with quality ingredients.”
OUR STORY – “From France to Jacksonville”
French restaurant pros Fabrice and Tahar set a new goal in 2015: sell their restaurant in Lyon, France, and acquire a franchise in the USA. “My friends called me crazy, but sometimes you reach a point in your career when you need a new challenge!”, laughs Fabrice. “Honestly, I felt a bit overwhelmed when I landed in Jacksonville!”, recalls Fabrice. “We didn’t know anyone in town, and our English was very basic!”
The two French businessmen opened a first successful bakery-café at the Avenues Mall, then a second one at The Shopped of Avondale. Their latest addition is a kiosk at the St Johns Town Center.