Description and review of Ginger Elizabeth Patisserie, a recently opened pastry shop located on J Street in Midtown Sacramento.
Like everyone else in Sacramento who is a fan of Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates, I was excited to learn that Ginger Elizabeth Hahn planned to open a patisserie in Midtown. Ginger Elizabeth Patisserie opened on October 14.
Confident that the patisserie would be a big hit, I decided to wait a week or two before stopping by to check it out. Finally, I made the short jaunt on a recent weekday morning around 9:00 a.m.
There were plenty of metered street parking spots available, so I parked just steps away from the shop. Luckily, I had a few quarters in my purse for my short in-and-out visit.
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Ginger Elizabeth Patisserie
The first thing that struck me when I entered the patisserie was how much larger it is compared to Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates. Ginger Elizabeth opened her small chocolate shop, located at 18th and L Streets, in 2008.
The interior fixtures of the patisserie are a cheerful pink and white, contrasting with the utilitarian concrete walls and floors. Front and center are the gleaming display cases full of a tempting assortment of macarons, cookies, muffins, cupcakes, brownies, etc. The back wall features large windows looking into the kitchen area where the bakers perform their magic.
When I entered the patisserie there were only two patrons in line, but it was not long before I had several people behind me. During my short wait to be served I scanned the variety of baked goods. I had been eyeing the pumpkin cheesecake cruffins and the pain au chocolate, but ultimately ordered a:
- Lemon Current Cream Scone
- Blueberry Muffin
A variety of hot chocolate and expresso drinks are available to complement your choice of pastries. Other items for sale include bonbons, artisanal jams, assorted syrups, chocolate bars, etc.
The patisserie employees were both friendly and helpful. The shop is observing all COVID-19 pandemic protocols and patrons are expected to do likewise. At some point in the future the patisserie will offer indoor seating/dining. In the meantime, the larger indoor space allows one to more easily maintain an appropriate distance from fellow patrons.
It will come as no surprise that the scone, brownie and muffin were thoroughly savored. Ginger Elizabeth is well known for utilizing only the best ingredients.
Have you visited the patisserie? What observations or comments would you add?
Ginger Elizabeth Patisserie Snapshot:
- 2413 J Street, Suite B, Sacramento, CA 95816
- (916) 706-1738
- Days/Hours: Closed Monday & Tuesday; Wednesday – Saturday (7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.); Sunday (8:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
- Outdoor patio
- Parking: Street Parking (metered)
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