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Denoel French Pastry Shop

212 Charlotte St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4406
904-829-3974
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Ranked #53 of 485 restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
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English first
St. Johns, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Many years ago while on vacation in St Augustine, we stayed at the Secret Garden B&B where the owner every morning would bring us fresh croissants and pastries from this delightful French Pastry shop, today is the first time we have ever been into the restaurant, but it will not be the last. As a review stated it is somewhat... More

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Before Guy and Christine DeNoel opened their St. Augustine place in 1966, Guy DeNoel was brought over from Belgium to be the French pastry chef for Jackie Kennedy. (Yes, he's that good.) Light and flaky croissants, French bread made to order for weekend pickup, and pastries from scratch. No preservatives. Also, sandwiches on homemade croissants or French rolls. By design,... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Had a delicious croissant sandwich and a small fresh fruit salad after visiting El Galeon. Pleasant surroundings, but needs a major overhaul. The newspaper clippings and trinkets are nice, however, placing them into shadowboxes or behind plexi glass would give them a new life. But, the food is fresh, served with a smile, and reasonable.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

They have a great croissant sandwiches! So flaky and buttery. Friendly staff and cute decor. Remember to bring cash because they don't take anything else!

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Savannah, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I ate here based on Tripadvisor recommendations. The very basic sandwich menu was excellent because of the quality ingredients. I had the chicken salad sandwich and my wife had chicken salad in a tomato. The chicken was well prepared and mine was served on a homemade french roll.The tomato was flavorful and ripe. Both were served with... More

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Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My wife and I have been to Denoel several times in the past and it's one of favorite places for pastries, coffee and maybe a light lunch now and then. They have been there for 47 years and still have the original chef. The quality and flavor of the food is just great as is the service. It's not an... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

charming and set firmly in the 1950s, this is a piece of authentic un-modernised Belgium in the more or less faux town of St Augustine as per usual - early get the best pastries and patisserie - great to catch up on cycling and European and Premier Div. football ( soccer) news.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Delicious and beautiful, old world pastry shop. Certainly worth a visit! Very friendly staff too! Totally enjoyable!

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Brandon, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I have been coming to Denoel since I was a child and absolutely love the pastries. I have tried to find ones that were better but have not been able to so far. It is a must when I go to St. Augustine.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We have been to this restaurant many times. The best French bread and pastries !! We have had sandwiches with the French bread and the eclairs are a must. I have tried many of the pastries and have never been disappointed. Ryan is the best server we have run into, and he remembers us and what we like to eat... More

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