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New French bakery just days away from opening

cafeshopOct. 10, 2014 By Christian Murray

A new French bakery is about to open in Hunters Point.

Cannelle Patisserie, a popular French bakery that opened in Jackson Heights more than six years ago, will be opening in the next week to 10 days.

The bakery, which is located on the ground floor of The Maximilian building at 5-11 47th Ave, will offer cakes, pastries, macaroons, coffee and sandwiches—much like its Jackson Heights location, said co-owner Jean-Claude Perennou.

The new bakery has space for 25 seats—and Perennou has plans to offer sidewalk seating next summer.

Perennou, a French native who has lived in the Hunters Point for the past 18 months, has plenty of industry experience.

Prior to opening Cannelle Patisserie, Perennou was a pastry chef at the Waldorf Astoria for more than a decade—and has worked at several restaurants in New York and Paris. He attended Le Paraclet, a culinary school in France.

Perennou said he and his business partner wanted to expand into Hunters Point since there is no other French bakery in the neighborhood and that they would be filling a niche.

Furthermore, he said, the new bakery would not be too far from the Jackson Heights location, so they could travel back and forth with relative ease.

Perennou said he looks forward to having a location where people will be able walk to the store. Currently, he said, most people have to drive to get to the Jackson Heights bakery.

“We are looking forward to opening in LIC and are eager to start,” he said.

Jean Claude

Jean Claude Perennou

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Cannelle Patisserie open’ed its doors today. 6:30am to 8pm M-Sat. 6:30am – 6pm Sunday. Welcome to the LIC hood.

Maman Préoccupée

Dire non aux macarons! Les enfants des familles ont besoin d’arrêter de manger du sucre!

Love LIC

Moderation is key, it’s better to have a high quality sweet, once in a while than the garbage that is currently available. A child that is always deprived of sweets will only want it more. Teach moderation.

I am so glad Cannelle is opening in LIC and glad to support a high-quality, local Queens business.


yes, very nice but the question is: would be able to use a backyard??? I WANT TO EAT MY CROISSANT IN THE BACKYARD!!!!! Why can’t I?????

Machine grenouille

Oh, la belle affaire. C’est une pâtisserie, pas un sanctuaire maudit . Je veux briser un croissant dans votre yuppie visage de salope!

Love LIC

Best food thing to happen to LIC in years. Cannelle is real, honest-to-goodness quality food unlike the super generic, mall-food, pseudo chains popping up. Almost makes up for the faux upscale Food Cellar and Spice, Blend, etc.

Khadija Fajry

Enfin des bons croissants et des baguettes a Long Island City!

I’ve been driving to Jackson Heights for the past six years to enjoy everything that Cannelle Patisserie offers. There are no French bakery like it anywhere in New York (I’ve tried all of them). Coming from Paris, France I do enjoy the quality and authenticity that Cannelle Patisserie offers.
We are super lucky here in #LIC.

Merci Jean Claude!


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