BERKELEY -- The East Bay's newest French-inspired bakery, Paris Baguette, has opened in downtown Berkeley.

Paris Baguette, which has 2,900 stores in Korea and another 50 locations in China, offers classic French desserts, sandwiches and pastries with an Asian twist. The Berkeley location at 2150 Shattuck Ave. held a grand opening celebration with the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 23-26.

Paris Baguette also has locations in Santa Clara, Palo Alto and Cupertino.

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