In WWII, Jack Weissberg served in Europe in the US Army Air Force.
When he returned home, he opened the Saranac Lake Bakery and Left Bank Cafe, hoping to bring to the Adirondacks the spirit of the Left Bank in Paris that was the center of Artistic and cultural life from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Back then, the Left Bank was the “in” place. Hemingway, Picasso, Cole Porter, and many other avant-garde artists mingled in the bistros of Saint Germain des Prés and Montparnasse, where they found their inspiration to create Modern Art.
Jack’s son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Noella, have continued his legacy, first by creating the Sister City Association between Saranac Lake and the town of Entrains-sur-Nohain, in the vineyards of Burgundy, and then in 2010, by re-opening the Left Bank Café.
The Left Bank Café is proud to serve the local products of Crown Point Bread, Asgaard Dairy, Sugarhouse Creamery, Fledging Crow, Saratoga Olive Oil and All from the Woods.