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Croissant du Jour

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3531 Mount Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-3863
13193637767
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6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious !!!

I have tried nearly everything on their menu and everything has been delicious. Croissants are AMAZING! The staff are delightful. I think the restaurant is a bit difficult to find the first time but you won't forget your way back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Nancy H
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have tried nearly everything on their menu and everything has been delicious. Croissants are AMAZING! The staff are delightful. I think the restaurant is a bit difficult to find the first time but you won't forget your way back!

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I've had French Onion Soup in France, and the soup I had at Croissant du Jour was better. Seriously. I was very sad to see it close. This cafe will be sorely missed.

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Cornfield, IA
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It does not matter what you purchase/order. EVERYTHING is just wonderful. Seriously - Delightful. There are times when a bakery of other eatery has a few things you love - everything else - meh. Not so here. There have been many times they sold out of what I came for. After a bit of sulking I ordered something else.....every time... More 

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Cedar Rapids
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Amazing and astounding French Onion Soup/Sandwich combo. Get there early for good food and great service.. Outstanding restaurant, overall.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Ian and Isabelle went on vacation for two weeks, beginning July 4. They were supposed to reopen yesterday, but instead a sign went up - "After 11 years, we are closing" - and the shades came down. I had lunch there on July 3, and now I know it was the last lunch I will ever have at CDJ. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It took me some time to try this excellent venue/food. Now I am not sure why. What can I say except ambiance, staff and food were even better than I had hoped. Best French onion soup, clubs, hazlenut coffee. Always feel "special" and happy to be there. These folks love their job, customers and make us feel more than welcome.... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice clean restaurant. I've only been there in the morning and had a pastry. I had a croissant once and a scone once. Both were ok. Unfortunately a bit dry. I always get a diet soda and they are happy to refill it for free. I would like to try lunch there sometime. I do like the atmosphere.

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

What a pleasant surprise to find authentic French food in Cedar Rapids. I love this place, the food, the decor, the wait staff, the video playing in the front. The quiches are my favorite and who doesn't love a bowl of REAL French Onion Soup. If I didn't know I was in CR while eating here, I would think I... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a great lunch spot; try the cold green bean salad, it's really unique and very good. Raspberry cream cake is light and flavorful. Worth a stop!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Feels like you've stepped off a plane into France. Such a lovely and off-the-beaten path space. Delicious pastries and cakes-- the quiche is always good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3531 Mount Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-3863
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: 13193637767

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: French, Cafe
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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