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Alexander’s Patisserie

209 Castro Street, Mountain View

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Alexander’s Patisserie opened in 2014 in Mountain View, and in addition to its full line of French pastries and macarons, they also carry a line of truffles in 25 flavors, ranging from classics like Fleur de Sel Caramel, through tropical fruits, teas, and an extensive selection of alcohol-enhanced flavors, to the more unusual like honey fennel pollen and hemp seed with almond praline.

Alexanders bonbons

Alexander’s Patisserie chocolates make an eye-catching gift box.

The truffles are tasty, beautiful hand-decorated orbs.  Depending on your point of reference, they resemble planets or superballs. They have no preservatives, so they are best enjoyed within 1-2 weeks of purchase.

Two locations

Alexander’s Patisserie, 209 Castro Street, Mountain View, does not have an online shop. They are open Tues–Sun, starting at 8am and close in the evening.

2nd location (opened summer 2016): 19379 Steven’s Creek Blvd., Ste. 100, Cupertino. Open 10–10, Tues–Sun.

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