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The Bakery

Main Street, Farmville, VA
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Ranked #6 of 39 restaurants in Farmville
Cuisines: French
Description: A French/Belgian style bakery and sandwich shop that makes fresh bread and pastries daily. Also sells wine, cheese, and other items. Phone 434-395-1011
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Description: A French/Belgian style bakery and sandwich shop that makes fresh bread and pastries daily. Also sells wine, cheese, and other items. Phone 434-395-1011
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English first
Farmville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It may be a small, eccentric place (check out the upstairs), but it's packed with great cheeses and wines and truly excellent homemade pastries and breads. The sandwiches are the best in town, definitely not mass-produced. Service is slow but that's a reasonable trade off for the quality of the food. Parking is 50 cents per hour, not exactly a... More

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Farmville, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have visited this establishment total of 6 times. The food is just okay. It is not great by any means it's just different. The prices are outrageous. But I would have kept on going back, as I like to support small and local businesses, if it wasn't for this one problem: on all of my 6 visits, I observed... More

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Farmville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Went in to get something different. I had to pay to park, which is definitely not a plus. Had to wait on my food and watch the clock because I had to keep feeding the meter.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

You order your sandwich AND THEN they start making it. This is not McDonalds. This is not fast food. This is a real-honest-to-god European bakery. If you ever find yourself in, let's say France, try to get off-tour and go to a real bistro and order a sandwich - you will not be served said sandwich immediately - you will... More

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Breakfast and coffee, apparently, but not during normal hours. Had to pay to park to discover they had arbitrarily decided not to open until 10.

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Orange, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I had a turkey club and my husband had a ham and cheese, each came on an baguette, and were served with a wedding cookie. Both were really good! It did take some time to be served, so if you in a hurry this is not the place to stop. Its a really nice shop and the food was yum,... More

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Blackstone, Virginia, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Excellent food--absolutely delicious! But, a little overpriced. And, you have to wait a long, long time. It's not practical for a lunch break from work, but the bread is delicious and the pastries are heavenly! I will come back, but perhaps I will call it in ahead of time.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Cute cafe with lots of veggie options. Good quality ingredients. Close to High Bridge trail. Your only other sandwich options in this town are grocery stores, Wal*Mart, or Sheetz. Support this local gem instead.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

My mother and I stopped by the bakery on our way home. She ordered a simple mozerlla and tomato basil sandwich which requires no cooking whatsoever. The sandwich took 40 minute to be brought out to us, and upon inquiring for the 3rd time if it would be out soon, one of the women from the back came out just... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

This is a true French bakery. The bread, coffee, and pastries are excellent. The food is very good, but don't be in a hurry. When it's crowded, it could take you 10 minutes to get a cup of coffee.

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