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Les Baux cafe is moving, not closing

Les Baux bakery and cafe is moving from Folsom Boulevard to Howe Avenue in Sacramento
Les Baux bakery and cafe is moving from Folsom Boulevard to Howe Avenue in Sacramento Carla Meyer

Sacramento’s Les Baux Bakery and Cafe, which closed at 5090 Folsom Blvd. earlier this month, is moving to 945 Howe Ave., where it will open for business on Tuesday, June 28, said a spokesman for its parent company, World of Good Tastes.

It will be in the same building as a La Bou cafe, company operations manager Sandie Fredericks said. Les Baux and La Bou are both part of World of Good Tastes.

The kitchen staff from Folsom Boulevard will make the move with Les Baux, Fredericks said.

The Howe La Bou “has been using some of Les Beaux’s recipes already,” she said. Fredericks said she is not sure if the new Les Baux will have table service like the Folsom location.

A sign at the Folsom Boulevard restaurant dated June 10 said that new owners would be moving in soon. “We are deeply saddened to inform you that Les Baux is closed at the end of today’s service,” it read, adding that the new owners would need “a little time to get ready to reopen.”

The sign was later updated to reflect the move to Howe Avenue. Fredericks said she wasn’t sure what business was taking over the Folsom space.

The franchisee who operates the Howe La Bou also will operate the Les Baux next to it. The Les Baux on Folsom was corporate-owned, Fredericks said. But World of Good Tastes owner Trong Nguyen and his wife and the company’s president, Annie Ngo, have been franchising out La Bous for a while, and now have followed suit with Les Baux, Fredericks said.

Les Baux opened in 2012. It sold baked goods and coffee over the counter but also offered French-inspired sit-down meals. The Bee’s Blair Anthony Robertson gave it 2 1/2 stars out of four when he reviewed it in 2013.

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