Passyunk Post has the scoop on the new French bakery, Crème Brûlée, that just opened last week at 4th and Moore Streets in Pennsport, the former home of neighborhood taqueria Pancho Villa.
Climbing the ladder from dishwashing to pastry chef, owner Armando Tapia found himself working in some of New York City's top bakeries, François Payard Bakery and FPB Patisserie among them. Tapia said it was always a dream for him to open his own shop, so he picked up from New York City and moved to Philly three weeks ago.
Right now, the store's made up of a case full of gold-leaf'd chocolate tarts, eclairs, mille feuille, crème brûlée (of course) and the like, plus a few bagged takeaway items like colorful meringues and chocolate nuts. For lunch, he's rotating a three-item-tight daily sandwich list, but coming soon "in 2-3 months", Crème Brûlée will start sweet breakfasts (think Belgian waffles, crêpes, pancakes), as well as a more extensive lunch and dinner menu.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily.