French bakery Pandor opens in Newport Beach Restaurant


Anyone who loves croissants or rustic breads will love Pandor, a French bakery with baguettes, pastries, and cafe food.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. August, 2012 The same family behind RTR bakery, a wholesale company that supplies top hotels with their bread, just opened Pandor Artisan Boulangerie & Cafe , a retail bakery with French artisan breads, pastries, paninis, and salads.

The name Pandor was inspired by the French words for golden bread,Pain dOr. Husband-and-wife Owners Raffi and Tiffany Sepetjian created the concept after multiple visits to France; the new cafe was created in part by their own craving for the familiar baked goods from their travels.

“My husband and I have always loved to travel, and France has been a favorite destination of ours. Now, with three children, we find it hard to go to Europe to satiate our desire for authentic French baked goods,” explains Tiffany.

They hired French master bakers to create the authentic flavors and textures of fruit tarts, almond and chocolate croissants, brioche, and baguettes. The croissants in particular are buttery, flaky goodness defined.

Some unbeatable sandwiches to try include their take on Grilled vegetable panini, or the tuna with capers, Maui onions, and Vermont cheddar. The Habano comes with tender roast pork, cured ham, pickled jalapenos, Swiss cheese, and deli mustard on a baguette.

They also brew an exceptional cappuccino– the kind you have to admire before sipping.

Menu highlights

Ratatouille omelet$9.95

Pandor Corque Monsieur$9.95
Bechamelle, ham & cheese with a thick slice of Provencal loaf

Nutella French toast $7.95
Served with mixed berries & whipped cream

Red quinoa salad $6.00
Squash, zucchini, cauliflower, shitake, parsley, mint, lemon and EVOOdressing

Beluga lentil salad$6.00
Carrot, parsnip, & shallot dressing

Red beets salad$6.00
Sunflower seeds, grilled fennel, Manouri cheese, & shallot dressing

Barbecue Chicken Sandwich $11.95
Blue cheese, avocado, red onion, cilantro & BBQ sauce on baguette

Pesto Chicken$8.95
Eggplant and smoked mozzarella