Led by Germain Michel, a team of Frenchies from the Bay Area took the crazy bet of opening a 3-in-1 concept: it”s how Amelie Fairfax was born in the midst of the COVID crisis.
Bakery, Café and Wine bar are the 3 services offered by Amelie Fairfax. After launching Amelie San Francisco and Amelie New-York, Germain wanted to continue developing his concept. He therefore signed this new lease just before the crisis. After a short hesitation given the new context, he decided not to back down and to embark on the adventure. Accompanied by his lifelong business partner Sammie Didda and Romain Martinez, bakery chef Medhi Boudiab, and pastry chef Yannick Dumonceaux, he opened this place last week. The concept is simple: bakery-pastry / café-lounge during the day and wine bar in the evening, all with a French Touch of course!
Amelie Fairfax is totally adopting the “consume local and organic” trend and specifies that all breads (baguettes and breads for sandwiches) and pastries are made on site. Chef Brian Starkey composes a “farm to table” menu using ingredients from organic and local producers. Niçoise salad, croque-monsieur, quiche … but also the Amélie-style burger, the vegetarian sandwich, the grilled vegetables are synonymous with a beautiful encounter between France and California.
As for the selection of wines, trust Germain for his selection (as well as that of Amelie San Francisco and Amelie New-York). Here he will present a selection of organic or biodynamic, French or local wines. He is clearly not a rookie, and in addition to his small personal vineyard in France he likes to select good small producers.
We wish them good luck on this new adventure and we can’t wait to spend evenings dining on the terrace to the sound of concerts… large gatherings will be for a post-covid era. For now, you can go have lunch or dinner on the terrace, Fairfax is a very pleasant little town where you can enjoy a Summer dinner outdoors … without a down jacket! (if you live in San Francisco, you know)
You can also stop there on the way to Stinson beach / Point Reyes to grab a picnic with fresh and organic fruit juices pressed on site, a good mix between France & California at the image of our community here! For the pastries remember to order or go there early because they are “sold-out” around 9:30 am everyday since they opened.
Amelie Fairfax – 71 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax, CA, 94930
phone: (628) 253-5161
Tuesday – Wednesday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday-Friday: 7 am-9pm
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 99 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dinner from Thursday to Sunday: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.