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New Luxury Dessert Shop Opening in Bergen-Lafayette

by Evelyn Ibarra
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A new luxury dessert shop will be coming soon to the burgeoning Jersey City neighborhood of Bergen-Lafayette, called Bon Vivant. Bon Vivant is a luxury boutique for miniature cakes and petits fours (think small fancy cake), opening in a retail space at 295 Johnston Avenue at the 295J Apartments. Read on to learn more about Bon Vivant coming soon to Jersey City.

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Coming to Jersey City

Bon Vivant opened its first location on E 58th Street in Manhattan in 2013. From what we can tell, the location shut down in March of 2020 and is still temporarily closed. We believe that 295J will be the permanent location moving forward.

After leaving behind a 17-year career in the corporate world, Maya Hormis founded Bon Vivant cake café in 2013, inspired by a thought-provoking speech by Steve Jobs. Seeking to find work that resonated with her deeply, she discovered her true passion for pastry during an exploratory year where she got her certification in Culinary & Pastry Arts from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu.  

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About Bon Vivant

According to the Bon Vivant website, this cake café is guided by its principles described as “Life is to be savored, one sweet moment at a time.” With a keen eye for detail, and artistic by nature, Maya’s pastries are notable for their elegance and taste. From the best ingredients sourced locally and globally to achieve distinctive flavors, to the delicately handcrafted design of each cake, Bon Vivant hopes to inspire and delight customers with luxury petit cakes. 

The cakes have been recognized by Florence Fabricant of The New York Times as “Elegant Flavors Packed in A Square Inch.” With this dedication to quality and finesse, Bon Vivant has attracted a wide range of clientele, including iconic luxury houses such as Louis Vuitton, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., high profile fashion and style editors, celebrities, as well as many private clients across the US and globally.

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The Menu

The store is set to feature delightful French architectural details and display a collection of fine teas, luxurious gift boxes, and elaborate celebrations arrangements. 

The Jersey City location will sell sweet little cakes in various flavors like Bourbon Vanilla with layers of delicate vanilla cake altered with Bourbon vanilla bean buttercream, or the Lavender Bloom petit cake which consists of delicate vanilla cake layered with an exquisite lavender bud buttercream. Other signature flavors include Coffee Cream, Lemon Zest, and Rose Petal. 

The cafe will also serve its Diamants- buttery, delicious shortbread, perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. Bon Vivant will also serve Julius Meinl Italian espresso, coffee, and assorted loose leaf teas from Austria. All dine-in orders are served on floral china, making it perfect for a lovely afternoon tea party.

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