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French Bakery & Courtyard Cafe

430 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 201C, Pineland Station Shopping Center, Hilton Head, SC 29926
843-342-5420
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Ranked #89 of 320 restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: A cozy seating area, reminiscent of European cafés. Please stop by and enjoy our fine food, ambiance and soothing music! Our goal is to provide a taste of the finest things Provencal life can bring to the island through our French menu items, baked goods and table linens. We are committed to continuing our positive relationship with both local residents and visitors to the island and we encourage our customers to let us know how we are doing.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: A cozy seating area, reminiscent of European cafés. Please stop by and enjoy our fine food, ambiance and soothing music! Our goal is to provide a taste of the finest things Provencal life can bring to the island through our French menu items, baked goods and table linens. We are committed to continuing our positive relationship with both local residents and visitors to the island and we encourage our customers to let us know how we are doing.
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English first
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My friend and go to the French Bakery often just for a time to get away for some very good, but elegant food.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We enjoyed their raisin brioche, chocolate croissant, apricot scone, and iced lattes. Cute place, indoor and outdoor seating.

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We LOVE this place! Its pastries are to die for! We make a special trip here at least twice each stay and get several boxes of yummy treats! Not to be missed!! I think it is by far the best bakery on the island.

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Savannah, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Who could imagine that on the island of Hilton Head you would discover a French bakery and not in name only. The original French owners have long departed, and the bakery is now owned by a Polish family, the father of whom, is the principal baker. You could imagine yourself being somewhere in France upon entering the bakery, and I... More

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ws
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It was a very nice bakery with an European flair. Good sandwiches and pastry. The outside seating was a nice accent.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We live on HHI and this was always one of our favorite places for lunch. Unfortunately, since the new owners took over it has lost all it's charm. Prices have gone up, quality has gone down and the quaintness of the place has suffered dramatically. We gave it a couple tries, since the change over and will not go back.... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I'd like to start by writing that I have been to France before...so, my expectations of the French bakery was high. I was not disappointed. The chocolate croissants are amazing and just like what you will get in France. The breads are also authentic. I am dumbfounded that others reviewed this bakery with low marks...perhaps they have never traveled abroad... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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286 reviews 286 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The sandwiches for lunch were OK - the baguettes were very bready with not a lot of meat or cheese, the caprese sandwich had one piece of basil (however, the mozzarella was fresh). I sat by the window and the lacey curtains smelled dusty and the vinyl tablecloth had not been wiped down. Would not return to this establishment.

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HILTON HEAD
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If you want hard bread with one slice of meat and a half slice processed cheese served up by rude people that are not French and then eat at a table with sticky old tablecloths then this is the place for you! My friend ordered quiche and they microwaved it to heat it up, all rubbery. Nasty! Don't do it!... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Visited here with family and had the most delicious croissant breakfast sandwich. Bacon, egg and cheese. Croissant was so light and buttery. The tea we ordered came in an enormous tea pot. We each had our own and were able to select our flavor from a large selection. I will be back for more Bigelow Lemon Lift tea and another... More

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