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Best Bakery Minneapolis 2013


Patisserie 46 was named “Best Bakery in Minneapolis” (City Pages Best of 2013).

It’s rare that a bakery does sweets as well as it does breads, but that is the blessed situation at Patisserie 46 in southwest Minneapolis. Gaining a local reputation for classic French confection perfection (especially the millefeuille and eclairs) and national attention from magazines that list the bakery among the world’s best patisseries, Patisserie 46 makes it a smart move for restaurants like the Lynn on Bryant, Grand Central in St. Paul, and the Kenwood to serve its rich brioche buns, flaky almond croissants, and flourless chocolate tortes. Though its products have quickly spread to farmers’ markets and bakery cases all over town, the flagship store also serves crepes, soups, sweet and savory paninis (we love the one with bananas and chocolate), and pizza that defies the old adage that you should never order pizza at a non-pizza restaurant. Read the article.

Great Chefs: Patisserie 46’s John Kraus has a treat for every season


Written in by Rick Nelson, Star Tribune 

This is the time of year when bakeries should be in spotlights – none more so than Patisserie 46, with the glow on John Kraus.

There are three certainties in this life: death, taxes and the long line at Patisserie 46.

The devoted crowds hark back 21/2 years ago to the bakery’s opening day, when a queue of hungry curiosity seekers began to form at sunrise, a phenomenon that surprised and humbled baker/owner John Kraus. The popularity has never slackened — it’s not unusual for as many as 600 customers to walk through the door over the course of a weekend day — and the bakery’s saffron-tinted walls have become a kind of ad hoc community center. Read the article.

The World’s Best Pâtisseries


Posted by Intelligent Travel, National Geographic.

Patisserie 46 is honored to have been listed as one of the world’s best patisseries by National Geographic. See the full list.

Pastry chef John Kraus of Patisserie 46: The sweet life


Written in three parts by Kara Buckner, City Pages [photo credit: City Pages]

Part 1

In part 1, we meet the chef and his wife (who opened their dream bakery in 2010), and were treated to a behind-the-scenes account of Kraus’s win at the Food Network Chocolate Challenge. Read Part 1

Part 2

In part 2, we jump to the early stages of his career, as he crosses paths with two of London’s premiere cooking talents. Read Part 2

Part 3

In part 3, everything comes together, and the craft he’s worked so hard to hone helps him create the life for his family he’s always wanted. Read Part 3

Patisserie 46 debuts new line of chocolates

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Written in by Kara Buckner, City Pages [photo credit: City Pages]

Spring has never tasted so sweet.

In recent weeks, pastry chef John Kraus of Patisserie 46 has rolled out an impressive choc-stravaganza ranging from chocolates and confections to bars and bouches–a sweet tsunami that’s been months in the making. Read the article.