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Los Altos' Voyageur du Temps closes

Uploaded: Oct 11, 2018
Voyageur du Temps has closed after four-and-a-half years of serving French and Japanese pastries in Los Altos.

The 288 1st St. bakery closed on Sept. 18, according to a brief Facebook post.


Voyageur du Temps on 1st Street in downtown Los Altos. Photo by Michelle Le.

Owner Rie Rubin did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Rubin, a Portola Valley resident who's originally from Japan, converted what was a 1913 train station into the high-end, modern bakery. Two chefs from Tokyo who trained in France could often be seen rolling croissants and making other pastries behind a glassed-in open kitchen.

Voyageur served breads, baguettes, croissants, tarts, breakfast and lunch dishes, coffee and tea.


A croissant, matcha star ring and pear danish at Voyageur du Temps. Photo by Michelle Le.

Comments

 +   8 people like this
Posted by Food nerd, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Oct 11, 2018 at 4:18 pm

I'm sorry to see this closure because it was a nice atmosphere. But to be honest, the food was way too pricey and not worth it. There is too much competition providing tastier food for less. I wanted to like this place but didn't have a reason to go out of my way to go there. I do wish the restauranteurs the best.

Would love to see a Din Tai Fung move in there now...


 +   2 people like this
Posted by Historic????, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Oct 11, 2018 at 5:52 pm

Their is a historic 1913 train station in Los Altos? How was this converted into a restaurant? Did anyone tell Karen Holman?


 +   25 people like this
Posted by ReaderX, a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood,
on Oct 12, 2018 at 4:20 am

@Historic????

The building was decommissioned as a train station a long time ago.

There were many rail right of ways on the SF Peninsula and South Bay in the twenth century. I believe the current Foothill Expressway was built over some of this former rail line.

I know Highway 85 replaced some old Southern Pacific tracks.

Anyhow best of luck to them on their future endeavors.


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Posted by Nutmac, a resident of Los Altos,
on Oct 12, 2018 at 6:57 pm

As they say, when it rains, it pours. Essential (husband's company) is on its last ditch effort to save itself.



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