Photo of macarons from Chantal Guillon website.
Some random updates for you: first up, we have a name for the business Duncan Ley and Ben Bleiman (Tonic, Bullitt, Rebel) are opening in the ~BISSAP BAOBAB~ space on Mission: it will be called ~MAYHEM~, named after Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem band from The Muppets. Baobab is closing on June 1st, and will be moving into their location around the corner. Mayhem is slated to open the last week of June. 2323 Mission St. at 19th St.
Over in Hayes Valley, The Feast brings word that Paulette (the macaron shop) is now ~CHANTAL GUILLON~, “named after the Parisian manager of the store.” The space is currently closed for remodeling, and there’s no word yet about the reopening. The piece mentions her “macarons will now be made with organic ingredients and natural flavorings and colorings (and still gluten-free).” 437 Hayes St. at Gough, 415-864-2400.
A reader wrote in to tell me that the owners of Toast are opening a coffee bar in Glen Park called ~CUP~ in June. You can read more in the Glen Park Association blog, which mentions Blue Bottle Coffee and pastries, and it will be open 6am-6pm. 6 Monterey Blvd. at Diamond.