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“Lovely French fare for a Saturday brunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of French Cancan

French Cancan
156 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Ranked #70 of 656 Restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: French
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Lovely French fare for a Saturday brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely birthday brunch for my sister with my niece, her fiancé and great niece. A lovely little cafe. You have to get in to get a seat but they do takeaways as well. The food was lovely and the service was excellent.

Visited June 2014
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london
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183 reviews 183 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Not the best Macaron in town”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We have purchased 12 Macaron in the box to try and it was not the best that we both have tried.

Shape was not consistent, some big and some are a bit out of shaped. Some are sprinkled with seasame which is a bit unusual. Color looks a bit artificially done and the flavour is not really good in comparison to some other cafe. Not sure if we would go back in a hurry to try their macaron but will certainly try other things in the shop to see how it is.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Scrumptious pastries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

It's hard to find authentic French goodies in Wellington but this place has a wide range of scrumptious French pastries and treats with a decent range of gluten free options too. Good service and well presented boxes for takeaway options.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Hidden gem of pastries”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The French Cancan is worth seeking out! Inside Lychgate Mall, this cute little cafe has homemade pastries and great coffee. The croque monsieur is a decadent treat and the chocolate eclair is rich and beautiful. Everyone loved their choice - danish, lemon tart (the MOST amazing meringue) and chocolate raspberry slice. It was a fabulous treat.
Absolutely fantastic thanks to the wonderful owners, Eric and Sophie. Definitely make an effort to seek this place out. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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“Perfect French pastries served with passion and kindness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Go no farther. This is the real thing. Close your eyes and you might be eating pastries on the Left Bank . The premises are limited but the food divine . And the couple who own French Cancan are friendly, helpful and welcoming. All they need to do is open a kiosk in the CBD.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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