Lavender ‘N Cream is new bakery at Marsh Manor

by Linda Hubbard on March 24, 2023

Step into Lavender ‘N Cream Pâtisserie in the Marsh Manor shopping center and you’ll find yourself in a lavender wonderland surrounded by French pastries. Open less than a year, the bakery is run by Lara Faddoul and her pastry chef husband Edgar Petraki.

On a recent visit, Lara explained they had a similar bakery in Montreal for many years after emigrating from Damascus. Their latest venture is open seven days a week from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.

“We think people need dessert after dinner!” she quipped about being open into the evening.

Lara and Edgar get help from two sons who are in their late 20s. They also have a six-year-old. Life is busy for them.

“But I love what I do and love the people,” she says. “All of our family is now here in the Bay Area.”

In addition to what they have on stock at any given time, which, of course includes Lavender cake, they also do custom order for corporate events and special occasions such as weddings and birthday. They also offer dessert table catering.

“We feel very welcome here,” Lara says. “So far, so good!”

Photos by Irene Searles (c) 2023


Lina March 24, 2023 at 9:43 pm

Yes, great pastry shop, Friendly service and delicious cakes and lunch items!

Tony March 24, 2023 at 9:58 pm

Love their Petits Fours Cookies, the best I’ve had! Their Hot chocolate bombs and cake pops are favorites for the kids. Their croissant sandwiches are awesome too. Glad they opened in the neighborhood!

Helen M. March 25, 2023 at 9:46 pm

This is what the neighborhood needed! We love this place, and love their croissant sandwiches and salads. Their petits fours cookies are amazing as well as their eclairs! The husband loves the Oreo cake.

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