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New Downtown French Bakery Is Now Open

Le Politique Patisserie whips up madeleines and coffee

A dessert from Le Politique
A dessert from Le Politique
Wynn Myers
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Le Politique, the new downtown French restaurant, opens its likewise-French bakery, Le Politique Patisserie, today, Tuesday, December 19, according to parent company New Waterloo executive pastry chef Amanda Rockman’s Instagram. It will herald French pastries and coffee right on 2nd Street.

On deck for the bakeshop are pain au chocolat, madeleines, Paris-Brest, cakes, buns, croissants, and more. Along with coffee, there is hot chocolate.

Alyssa Hurlstone is the executive pastry chef of Le Politique and the bakery. Amanda Rockman, who was previously the executive pastry chef of South Congress Hotel, was recently promoted to the position of executive chef of all New Waterloo restaurants. Those also include La Condesa, Sway, Goodall's Kitchen, and La Matta.

The bakery's wallpaper matches the one found on Le Politique’s raw bar. Le Politique Patisserie is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Originally, Le Politique and its bakery were called Chez Nada, but parent company New Waterloo decided to change the name.

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