Saint Amand (c. 584-675) was a French Roman Catholic saint, one of the great
Christian apostles of Flanders. The patron saint of all who produce beer:
brewers, innkeepers and bartenders. He is also the patron saint of vine growers,
vintners, merchants and boy scouts. He died in his monastery of Elone-en-Prevele
(later renamed Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, near Tournai) at the age of ninety. His
feast is celebrated on February 6th.
More than a dozen towns and villages in France bear his name. From one of these
towns came the ancestors of the proprietors of this Café, whose surname,
Synnamon, originated as Saint-Amand upon their migration to England and Ireland
during the 11th and 13th Century.
Café Saint-Amand is devoted to sharing their ancestors' culinary history with
the town that has become their home.