The 85°C Bakery Cafe, part of a chain known as the “Starbucks of Taiwan,” will host grand-opening festivities Friday at its new Sacramento site.
The cafe at 5591 Sky Pkwy, Suite 411 – in the Shun Fat Supermarket plaza at 65th Street and Stockton Boulevard – already has been drawing big crowds since its soft opening on July 3.
The 85°C cafes offer hot, fresh bread and assorted baked goods, plus a line of specialty drinks. The chain touts 60 varieties of breads and 40 types of cakes.
In less than 15 years since its founding in Taiwan, the chain has grown to 1,000 locations worldwide. The company opened its first U.S. site in 2008 in Irvine.
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For more information, see 85cbakerycafe.com.
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- Local Burger, 3443 Laguna Blvd., Elk Grove: The site of the former Double Nickel Smokehouse reopened June 30 in the Elk Grove Sports Center. Burgers, brews, billiards and bands are in the mix. More info: localburgereg.com.
- State Theatre, 322 Main St., Woodland: The classic 1937 movie house reopened to the public on Thursday, following an extensive renovation to modernize and expand it, while preserving many of the site’s pre-World War II touches.
- The Bunker Bar & Grill, 2019 O St., Sacramento: Operating in the former site of Alley Katz, it closed amid various complications near the end of June.
- Devine Bakery & Gelateria, 3610 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento: Elizabeth McCleary’s dessert shop closed June 25, but her Devine Gelateria & Cafe at 1221 19th St., in midtown Sacramento remains in business.
- Chops, 1117 11th St., Sacramento: The steakhouse in the shadow of the Capitol dome closed doors on June 30 after nearly 15 years as a favorite gathering spot for the state’s political insiders.
- Taka’s Sushi, 11773 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks: Chef Taka Watanabe closed the Fair Oaks restaurant on June 30, but his Ju Hachi restaurant at 1730 S St., continues on in midtown Sacramento.
Open & Shuttered, a rundown of recently opened and closed businesses in the Sacramento area, will appear periodically in The Bee's Sunday Business section.