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“Just Okay.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Peche Patisserie

Peche Patisserie
45 Picton Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad
(868) 222-8508
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Ranked #18 of 106 Restaurants in Port of Spain
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dortmund
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Just Okay.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

If you are a food lover who enjoys bold flavors and impactful cuisine this is not the place for you. The decor is cut; and even though it is obvious no expense was spared in setting up the concept there is nothing special when comparing it to places abroad of a similar style.

I ate here 3 times and each time I left wondering about the rave reviews. I've had the breakfast items, many of the desserts and some entrees which include Tandoori Chicken sandwich, egg custard with smoked salmon, crab and quinoa salad, bagel, chocolat, blueberry cheesecake etc. Nothing has impressed me or left me yearning more. In fact once I even left a bit hungry. Another pet peeve - desserts sit in a refrigerator and when it is presented, though very beautiful, tastes frost bitten. This happened on all 3 visits; with a variety of desserts so I can't say it was an isolated experience.

The prices are also high but I understand that creating visually appealing items is time consuming and that is what you pay for. I mean simple teas like twinnings are overpriced.

Service is average. The staff is mostly foreign so language barriers exist and service tends to slow down after your meal is brought. On two visits we asked for coffees and teas that just never came, once I asked for cookies to take away which were never brought. I also had some of my desserts packed up to go and the waitress picked it up with her hands to place it in the takeaway container. She was wrapping some breads for another customer and also used her bare hands. I am a clean freak so this grossed me out.

All in all, if you skip this you are certainly not missing anything. If; however' you end up there because of friends or coworkers like I did you can still have an enjoyable time but you won't be leaving there with the next visit on your mind.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Trinidad
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Simply wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Food was delicious and pretty to look at. Ambiance was cosy and attendants were very pleasant and helpful. There is a feeling of just wanting to relax there and to enjoy good company and great food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Always good to great food and service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I strongly recommend it for breakfasts on the weekends and lunches. Passing for bread and pastries for the home are a must and the friendly staff and unassuming decor makes it quite the cosy little open secret of Port-of-Spain restaurants.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Exquisite cakes, breads, sweets and savouries!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Every cake made by Peche is nothing but exceptionally delicious. The Opera is by far the best. The cafe is tiny but always busy. Can't miss a breakfast at Peche if you're in Trinidad, the chef's wordly cuisine can top even native chefs' of their own countries.

Visited March 2013
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Bequia
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Gem at Picton”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Peche on the outside is unassuming. Inside around brunch, its tables are bustling with a local crowd that understands only too well how this small space has transformed the Woodbrook area. Give yourself about 2 hours in order to soak up the ambience and enjoy an amazing selection of sandwiches, desserts, coffees and freshly made bread and banter. I left with 3 multigrain loaves and froze them for months and had delicious treats whenever I had a craving. On weekends do make reservations as the space tends to fill up.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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