Pain Quo Is Quitting Chiswick
The bakery and cafe has closed after six years on High Road
Le Pain Quotidien, the Belgian bakery/cafe on the site of the former Balans, 214, Chiswick High Road, closed on Thursday (March 29th)
Staff were told of the closure on Monday and will be allocated jobs at other branches.
The closure has been rumoured for some time. In 2015 an advertisement for a Discreet Sale of a "prime location, opposite Nando's on Chiswick High Road", with a large front trade garden and 3,000 square feet ground floor and basement " appeared on a property website.
Le Pain Quotidien is a worldwide chain of organic, environmentally friendly café/restaurants specialising in freshly baked bread and patisseries to eat in or take away. The Chiswick branch opened in 2012.
Le Pain Quotidien means "The Daily Bread" and was founded in 1990 as an artisanal bakery in Belgium, when chef Alain Coumont struggled to find the perfect bread for his restaurant in Brussels.
The cafes are also distinctive for their communal tables, and often use exposed brickwork and traditional sustainable timber interiors.
We are attempting to contact Le Pain Quotidien for comment.
March 29, 2018