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The Frenchway

French, Coffee Shop, Bakery
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238 Lilac St Winnipeg, MB R3M 2S2, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • 5
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty and nutritious!

This is a good place for a quick, tasty and healthy meal. We both had the roasted vegatable sandwich. I had the lentil soup, my friend had the salad. I found the soup a little watery, but the sandwich was delicious. The vegetables were beautifully cooked. Our server was very pleasant. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2014
ROSEMARY C
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WINNIPEG
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
WINNIPEG
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is a good place for a quick, tasty and healthy meal. We both had the roasted vegatable sandwich. I had the lentil soup, my friend had the salad. I found the soup a little watery, but the sandwich was delicious. The vegetables were beautifully cooked. Our server was very pleasant. The atmosphere is functional. There is a small parking... More 

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Winnipeg
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263 reviews 263 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We have The Frenchway as one our regular Saturday breakfast stops and invariably both of us have the breakfast sandwich with spinach. It is always good - it comes with well made diced potatoes as a side. Service for us has always been pleasant. The takeaway breads and pastries (the cinnamon buns are excellent) we have sampled over the years... More 

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Winnipeg, MB
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I went to the Frenchway for lunch last Saturday with my wife and her sister. I had a Croque Monsieur which was a bit chewy and smothered in Bechamel sauce. The roast potatoes were wonderful, though. My wife had a spinach salad which she said was average and her sister had turkey curry soup which was mainly broth with only... More 

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Winnipeg
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I've given Frenchway a few chances and every time I go I leave feeling disappointed. I've been for breakfast, lunch and tea and I won't be going back. Breakfast- I had french toast (which was incredibly dry), my friend had the cafe breakfast (only place in Winnipeg that refuses to upgrade toast to a fruit cup, over cooked potatoes, tasteless... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I used to enjoy the ambience and warmth of the tiny little establishment on Academy. The Lilac location had neither of these characteristics. I dropped in for an afternoon dessert to a largely deserted room . The waitress said that they were out of this and this and maybe I should come to the counter to see what was available.... More 

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upstate new york
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I love this place. Wonderful lunch platters, great breads and desserts, with the heartiness and flavor of good country french cooking.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I have been here several times and the food here is always fresh and they use organic whenever possible. The salad I ordered had lots of berries and nuts and the bread with it was delicious. Their desserts are great. i especially like the butter tarts and the one with layers of flaky pastry filled with a custard type and... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Went for brunch with my family on a Saturday around 10 and found the place very crowded. Managed to get a table and service came over quickly. Ordered the usual items such as crepes, eggs etc. and I got a chicken salad sandwich with excellent curry turkey soup. The entire bill with tax and tip came to $70 for 5.... More 

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Cobourg, Canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This is a very pleasant neighbourhood joint and a good place to go for brunch on the weekend although it gets busy and you may have to wait. A fairly limited menu but one good option is a 'build your own' omelette which lets you choose three additional ingredients. Cheerful service. There is a range of breads to buy to... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I have eaten at the Lilac location (that's the only one left, right?) twice in the last couple of weeks, both time for breakfast, mostly because there is almost nowhere else to go in the area (except Stella's, which I think is just the worst ever). Anyways. It is an okay place overall. I had french toast on the first... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 238 Lilac St Winnipeg, MB R3M 2S2, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Coffee Shop, Bakery
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?