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THE DISH: Paris Village Bakery

Staff Photo: Jason Braverman Paris Village Bakery is located at 3370 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road in Suwanee.

Staff Photo: Jason Braverman Paris Village Bakery is located at 3370 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road in Suwanee.

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Staff Photo: Jason Braverman A fruit tart at Paris Village Bakery in Suwanee.

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Staff Photo: Jason Braverman Paris Village Bakery in Suwanee serves up its chicken salad sandwich served with corn soup in a bread bowl, front right, the read bean sherbet, left, a variety of sweets, and a side salad.

3370 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Suite 110, Suwanee

Phone: 770-831-9093 Open since: August 2010

Location: In the same plaza on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road as Chin-Chin and Subway, just past Satellite Boulevard

Hours: 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Lunch service ends at 3 p.m.

Owner: Jung Hyun Kim

Atmosphere: Picture a quaint French bakery in the heart of Paris, right down to the heavenly smells of just-baked breads, cakes and pastries, and steaming hot coffees.

Even before walking through the door of the Paris Village Bakery, you'll know you're in for a delightfully indulgent culinary experience. The scents of freshly baked breads emanate from the small patisserie, highlighted by occasional wafts of rich chocolate, almond, hazelnut and spices. Owner Kim arrives every morning at 4 a.m., baking the day's beautifully presented offerings.

Patrons stopping in for breakfast know they can expect hot breads and just-out-of-the-oven croissants and pastries. Many of the ingredients used are organic, and individually-packaged cookies, breads and pastries are wrapped in eco-friendly packaging. From the melon bread (flavored with honeydew) to the Marble Castella (a light cake marbled with cocoa), Kim's creations are both beautiful and delicious. There's even a small pecan pie that's sure to please the most Southern of palettes.

ON THE MENU

• Breakfast special: Egg and cheese sandwich with coffee, $3.99

• Select from dozens of pastries ranging in price from $2 to $4. Be sure to try the fresh cream croissant, a light, flaky croissant stuffed with a fresh cream filling and topped with fresh strawberries.

• Lunch Special: Sandwich and homemade soup or salad, $4.99.

Choose from tuna or chicken salad, turkey or ham and cheese sandwiches. Soups (such as corn or potato) are made fresh and served in petite bread bowls.

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Paris Village Bakery

Paris Village Bakery

Menu: The bakery caters to patrons wishing to indulge in anything from a small fruit tart to a custom-made special-occasion cake, whether the event is a wedding, shower, graduation or a simple get-together.

Kim's catalogue of design inspirations and fresh-made cakes in the display case are sure to please.

Things you might not know: Owner and patisserie chef Kim was the chef/baker at the Westin Korea for nine years and studied in Paris for seven years.