Sweet Paris Chooses Highland Village For Its Flagship Location In Houston
Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café is headed to Highland Village. The move marks not only the third Houston location for the fast casual French pastry spot, but also some newfound ambition. Located at 2701 Drexel and planned as Sweet Paris’ flagship restaurant, it will feature not only the signature sweet and savory crêpes but also an expanded wine list and selection of craft beers. The 2,364-square-foot restaurant will also include patio seating and space for 138 diners, inside and out.
“We are thrilled to open our new evolved brand concept designed by Rockwell Group at Highland Village,” said Sweet Paris co-founder Allison Chavez via press release. “We believe it is the perfect place to introduce a Sweet Paris flagship store that will cater to the sophisticated shoppers of Houston’s most iconic shopping destination.”
Rockwell Group is an architecture and design firm based in New York. The concept for the new restaurant is to execute a modern interpretation of a classic French cafe. That includes gray woods, white painted brick and lots of marble with contrasting darker finishes. A “crêpe stand” will be the first thing diners see as they enter the restaurant, providing what the architects call “a new level of interactivity and vibrancy.”
The new location is expected to late this summer and will join the franchise’s locations in Rice Village and CityCentre.
About the author: Holly Beretto writes about food, wine, the arts and interesting people for a variety of local publications, including Downtown magazine and Houstonia. Her work has appeared in Arts + Culture Texas, Santa Clara magazine, Maui No Ka Oi, PRIME Living and the Arizona State University and St. Paul’s School alumni magazines. She is the editor of Pierce, the magazine of Franklin Pierce University and the author of Christ as the Cornerstone: Fifty Years of Worship at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, published by Bright Sky Press. Originally from Rhode Island, she lives in Houston with her husband Mark Love.