BEACHBIRD - the new Californian coffee shop in Aix en Provence

Let's make this coffee shop AMAZING!

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BEACHBIRD - the new Californian coffee shop in Aix en Provence

<p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="k-ResponsiveIframeContainer"><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></div> <p>BEACHBIRD is a soon-to-be coffee shop in Aix-en-Provence, in the south of France, serving homemade pastries and drinks, fresh savory dishes, and specialty coffee. It is a hybrid of French and American flavors and textures with a relaxed California vibe. Ingredients will be seasonal, locally sourced, and organic as much possible.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <h2><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></h2> <p>The bird, that&#39;s me! Originally an inside joke, a nickname given to me by my one and only, I grew to love what a bird represents: Free to fly across borders, and make a home where he pleases, not unlike my own experience. BEACHBIRD is inspired by the different places I&#39;ve lived in, most of which a short distance from the beach: I grew up in California, studied in Barcelona and in Brazil, and am just settling in in Aix-en-Provence.</p> <div class="k-ResponsiveIframeContainer"> <div class="k-ResponsiveIframeContainer"><iframe allow="autoplay; fullscreen" allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="281" scrolling="no" src=";;;key=cb39d84f05d8439bbe96012f078e02b0&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="500"></iframe></div> </div> <div class="k-ResponsiveIframeContainer"><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></div> <p>Behind BEACHBIRD is a fierce redhead looking to bring a fresh twist on American sweets. I grew up in a family in the culinary business&nbsp;and since food has always been my priority.</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>After a short (too long) detour in the FMCG world, I quit my corporate job to study French pastry at one of the finest culinary institutes, Ferrandi Paris, earning my CAP P&acirc;tissier diploma. I interned for inspiring female entrepreneurs: with B&eacute;r&eacute;nice Leconte at VG Patisserie, where I learned to bake delicious vegan pastries, and with Johanna Roques at Jojo&amp;Co, where creativity was bustling and new recipes were created on the weekly.&nbsp;Since, I&#39;ve been researching and&nbsp;testing my own recipes to bring you new, innovative dishes, desserts, and drinks.</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <div class="k-ResponsiveIframeContainer"><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></div> <p>The coffee shop will&nbsp;be based in the historical center of Aix-en-Provence, in a quiet street, a bit off the beaten track.</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>The actual shop location needs work, but there is a lot of potential, and that&#39;s where you come in!</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p>

Allocation of funds

<p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>The location is spacious, with high ceilings, and an interior courtyard. Already a great start, but to make it <em>amazing</em>, we&#39;re going to need to clean it up, repaint, retile. We want an open kitchen for more transparency&nbsp;and an airy interior courtyard for you to soak in the sun.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>Thanks to your donation, we&#39;ll be able to finance the glass partition in the kitchen, estimated at about 7&nbsp;000&euro;, which will really transform the space. You&#39;ll be able to spy on yours-truly baking away, and maybe pick up on a few baking secrets ;)</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>If by chance we exceed our goal, the&nbsp;extra budget will finance kitchen equipment&nbsp;and interior decoration: stylish chairs and stools, the custom built countertop, and lighting.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p>


A big thank you hug


  • 1 contribution
No contribution is too small. You'll receive a big thank you hug for your support.

Coffee and a pastry


  • 8 contributions
Your choice of beverage plus a BEACHBIRD pastry. + a thank you hug

Invitation to the grand opening


  • 14 contributions
Your personal invitation to the opening party. Be the first to test our sweets and raise your champagne glass to toast with the team and launch the opening of BEACHBIRD. + coffee & a pastry + a thank you hug



  • 10 contributions
The must-have look of Spring/Summer 2020! + a thank you hug

Mug & beach tote


  • 5 contributions
A stylish beach size tote bag and official BEACHBIRD mug + an invitation to opening night + a thank you hug



  • 12 contributions
Enjoy a full brunch with marinated bacon, eggs, fluffy pancakes, fresh juice, coffee ... menu to be defined, but guaranteed delicious. + an opening night invitation + a big thank you hug

Join the mug club


  • 11 contributions
Your personalized mug hung on the mug club "wall of fame" in the coffee shop. Receive 20% off every time you order coffee with your mug. + brunch + opening night invitation + a very big thank you hug

The whole package


  • 7 contributions
Thanks to your generous contibution, get it all: Join the mug club + tote bag & mug to take home + a brunch for 2 + 2 invitations for opening night + a huge thank you hug

Pastry class + VIP loyalty card


  • 7 contributions
For the pastry lovers! Learn to make your choice of pastry during a full afternoon in the BEACHBIRD kitchen. Go home with a full-sized cake and other franco-american delicacies. Also, become the proud owner of a VIP (Very Irresistible Pastries) loyalty card allowing you to redeem 10 free individual pastries. + an invitation to opening night + a super huge thank you hug

Reserve BEACHBIRD for your personal event


  • 1 contribution
Have the whole place to yourself for a personal event, including sweet and savory catering for 20 people (excluding beverages) + join the mug club + tote bag & mug to take home + a brunch for 2 + 2 invitations for opening night + as many hugs as you want

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