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Avalon To Take Over Old Cafe Con Leche Space In New Center

Avalon International Breads announced today that they will be opening a fourth Detroit location this summer. It will be called Avalon Cafe and Biscuit Bar. The cafe will be taking over the former Café con Leche space 2990 West Grand Boulevard in New Center. The space will have space to seat 70 including an outdoor patio inside the New Center Park. “As an emerging commercial and residential area, New Center is the perfect place to introduce our new biscuit bar, while offering the favorites th...

Avalon Is Giving Away 1,997 Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies On Monday

There’s a saying that the best things in life are free. In this case, it’s free sea salt chocolate chip cookies. They’re being given away by Avalon International Breads in honor of their 20th anniversary on Monday, June 5. 1,997 of the cookies will go out the door to honor their founding year, 1997. Yes, that was 20 years ago already. All you must do is stop into any Avalon retail location to get your cookie, limit one per customer. No purchase is necessary. The five stores that are giving...

A First Look Inside Detroit's New Avalon Cafe (And It Looks Great)

Avalon is one of those names that has become synonymous with Detroit’s current revitalization efforts. Opening in 1997 in the Cass Corridor, Avalon’s founders Ann Perrault and Jackie Victor invested in Detroit when, as the story they tell goes, even when their landlord on Willis Street said “this neighborhood isn’t ready for windows.” But put in windows they did. And so it began. Now, with multiple locations already under their belt, they’re opening a downtown cafe. But Perrault and Vic...

Avalon's Baked Paczki, Ranked

Every once in awhile I get an opportunity to try something that I’m actually excited about. Between the stacks of really bad products from PR pitch folks who don’t seem to realize we write almost exclusively about Metro Detroit, to the well-meaning Europeans who got in touch and thought that someone has flooded the Lodge freeway and it’s now used as a river because there’s so little vehicle traffic, we get some.. Interesting and creative.. Ideas thrown our way. But today was all about the Pa...

A Carrot Cake From Detroit Is One Of The Best Vegan Desserts In The U.S., Says PETA

Last week PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) released a list of the Top 10 Vegan Sweet Treats in the United States. Our very own Avalon International Breads has made the list. Avalon made the list with their Vegan Cass Avenue Carrot Cake, which is filled with walnuts, raisins, carrots, and is topped with vegan cream cheese frosting and crushed walnuts. It seems hard to believe, but the cake is completely free of any animal byproducts. “At Avalon International Breads, diners c...

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