After immigrating to the U.S., Uliks Fehmiu and his childhood friends found success in the wholesale bread-making, which led to a cafe businesses thanks to their simple, ground-up approach.
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Uliks Fehmiu was born in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia, and graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at the University of Arts in Belgrade. After immigrating to the United States, he and his childhood friends Bane Stamenkovic and Tole Zurovac founded Pain d'Avignon, a bakery specializing in the same fresh and flaky bread from their European home country, in Hyannis, Cape Cod. Their products have earned a reputation for high quality and are sold wholesale and delivered daily to upscale hotels, cafés, and celebrity chefs throughout New York City. In 2012 the friends opened a retail shop, Cafe D’Avignon in the iconic Plaza Hotel in New York City, and currently, own and operate three retail locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn with plans for citywide expansion. Fehmiu is also an award-winning actor and producer and is best known for his roles in Serbian films "Tomorrow Morning" (2006) and "White White World" (2010), and the Bosnian film "Our Everyday Life" (2015).