After arriving in the U.S. they soon became homesick – especially for the tastes of home. They channeled their longings into the creation of a new business that would pay homage to what they missed so dearly.
“We have always been in search of the pure and natural tastes of our childhood. Everything we ate was local and seasonal, coming from the farms, villages, and wheat fields just a few miles away from our homes. For us, this was never a business philosophy, it was simply who we are and where we came from.”
With their mission of providing organic, fresh and local ingredients, they became one of the leading pioneers of the artisanal bread movement.
Their baking style often resembles that of the French, and their creative nostalgia inspires them to combine the tastes of their homeland with French classics. For example, they adjusted the iconic croissant to crossover with baklava, a traditional Balkan pastry.
“In the process of creating food that we are proud of, we found our home. Our decision to enter retail in 2012 and create Café d’Avignon stemmed from our desire to form a community — to bring people together through the beauty of baking and move the magic of bread into everyday life.”