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October 20, 2013

Bon Appetit Restaurant & Bakery to open at new location Monday



One of the big differences for Bon Appetit's new location is the expanded hours and menu. The restaurant will now be open seven days a week. The restaurant's drive-thru will open at 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday, with the restaurant opening at 8 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m. Breakfast will be served all day.

Bon Appetit also will be open with a special Sunday brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

“We will have a different menu for each Sunday but it will be all-you-can-eat and include things like scones, mini muffins, Eggs Benedict, breakfast croissants and sweets,” Marchant said.

For the regular menu, there's a little of everything — paninis, sandwiches, soup of the day, a kid's menu, breakfast items and the new “build-your-own” burgers and hotdogs. Five signature salads also are available.

Bon Appetit is also known for its variety of expresso drinks, specialty drinks and its bakery items — such as its cinnamon rolls and its popular carrot cake and chocolate sheet cake.

“We have been named Best Bakery three years in a row,” Marchant said of the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce's “Taste of Palestine” award.

One room in the restaurant will be utilized as a small craft shop.

“It was originally a breakfast kitchen nook and Mrs. Calloway kept her 'pretties' in the built-in China cabinet that we are using,” Marchant said. “We hope to have things made locally including Christian items, things related to cooking and handmade items. We have one man who makes notecards and calendars from his watercolors. My mother's cookbook (Bonnie Griffith) also is available to purchase.”

Griffith retired from Bon Appetit last year and is enjoying traveling. Marchant is assisted by other family members though, including her daughter, Mindi Latham, who serves as the restaurant manager, and her son, Weston Latham, the barista manager.

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