@ Loves Local: Cafe Fleurette
@ Loves Local is headed to Winnetka! On Wednesday, June 29 from 9:00am-11:00am, get a croissant (plain, chocolate or almond) & small coffee on us at Cafe Fleurette, located at 754 Elm St, Winnetka, IL 60093. Simply mention @properties, ProperRate or @ Loves Local when ordering to redeem.
Cafe Fleurette is a local favorite with its welcoming atmosphere and mouth-watering, handcrafted croissants. We talked to the owner, Rachel Beaudry, for a look into their story.
@properties Christie’s International Real Estate: When was Cafe Fleurette created?
Cafe Fleurette: I opened up Cafe Fleurette a little over ten years ago. As I say that, I cannot believe it has been ten years!!! Time flies when you do something that you love.
@properties Christie’s International Real Estate: What is the back story to opening Cafe Fleurette?
Cafe Fleurette: My eldest was going away to college and I had always wanted to have my own business. I went to pastry school so it was a natural leap for me. I saw a bid proposal in the newspaper for the space inside of the train station and thought that would be a great place for a tiny little coffee shop and bakery! Of course my friends all thought I was crazy. Needless to say, I won the bid and the rest is history! Lucky for me!!
@properties Christie’s International Real Estate: What is your favorite drink and pastry?
Cafe Fleurette: My favorite drink is easy: I drink a small latte with two shots instead of just one. I serve Intelligentsia coffee and my customers LOVE it!! My favorite pastry? That’s like asking me to choose my favorite child. Not fair at all but I am a tad partial to the almond croissant… just saying.
@properties Christie’s International Real Estate: What is your favorite part of owning Cafe Fleurette?
Cafe Fleurette: As the owner of Cafe Fleurette, I get to see the same people every day or every week. The interaction with customers, getting to know them, and being a part of their everyday lives is a blessing to me. Most of my closest friends today have started out as my customers. How great is that? Plus, people are happy to have a chocolate croissant or a fresh baked baguette. My customers appreciate quality, and I’m so glad that I am here to give them the best pastries and bread!! My job is really not a JOB at all. Plus, I get to eat any of the croissants that are left at the end of the day if I don’t sell out. Bonus!!
Visit Cafe Fleurette on Wednesday, June 29 from 9:00am-11:00am CT for a croissant (plain, chocolate or almond) & small coffee on the @ tab* (paid for by @properties Christie’s International Real Estate and ProperRate), just mention @properties, ProperRate or @ Loves Local!
754 Elm St, Winnetka, IL 60093
*Limit one croissant (plain, chocolate or almond) & small coffee per person.