The long stretch of Pleasant Hill Road is literally peppered with ethnic eateries — from Duluth to Lawrenceville to Lilburn. Towards the east side of that road where Duluth ends, I’ve noticed a bunch of new places. One of those is Pannus. Opened only four days ago, this Hispanic bakery produces baked goodies from Mexico, Uruguay, and Colombia to name a few. Everything is baked in-house (they occupy two units in the plaza) and will focus on whole sale and distribution to bakeries and restaurants in town, in addition to selling to the public. It’s a no-frills joint: take-out and cash only.
There are so many bread and pastries on their display case on my visit (they claim to produce 40 types of bread). I’ve tried quite a few. But there’s one that you must try here: the humongous Guava-Cheese pastry. There are so many versions of this Hispanic goody. While I absolutely love the Cuban version, their Mexican version comes very close. The huge pastries are flaky and airy. There’s just enough guava jelly filling to get a sweet taste in every bite. The best part? The blended, ultra smooth cream cheese inside. It’s oh-my-god good. Priced at 50 cents? Even better.
960 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30044