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“Coffee and Croissants” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chocolate Fashion

Chocolate Fashion
248 Andalusia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134-5902
305-461-3200
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Ranked #1 of 14 Dessert in Coral Gables
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Orlando, Florida
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Coffee and Croissants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed two week day breakfast visits to this little bakery during a stay in Coral Gables. A light breakfast of coffee and a croissant was perfect on my first visit. The second morning I ordered cafe con leche and an omelette. Coffee was good, but omelette, not so much. I suspect my dissatisfaction was due to expectations that all omelettes have cheese and since this one didn't, it tasted bland. Did not like the flat toasted bread served with the omelette either. Apparently, croissants arent bread according to the slightly snarky server when asked if I wanted bread. I should have stuck to croissants, plain with butter, merci beaucoup! In spite of the smarminess, the service was efficient. Better from the pleasant waitress on my first visit. CF looks like a French bakery, but in Miami Spanish is often the first language. So this little place is more of a multi cultural experience. I did hear one person ordering in French, but otherwise orders are taken in Spanish or English. As mentioned in other reviews the venue is small. Outdoor seating is on a narrow sidewalk across from a parking garage. Indoor seating is at small tables with chairs or banquettes. Next time, maybe a quiche with salad or a pastry or croissant with coffee minus the snark?

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cutler Bay, Fl
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Little French Bakery/Cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Love this place. Go there once a week for lunch. Got to get there early because it is a little place where everyone wants to go. Food is excellent. Great lunch specials daily. Where in Coral Gables can you get a quiche and small salad for $5.50? No where. All they food is so fresh and staff is fantastic.

Visited March 2012
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Plantation, Florida
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24 restaurant reviews
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“Love it for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Breakfast is good but I really go for the lunch specials where they always have a great piece of steak or filet of fish very reasonable priced and prepared deliciously with a hint of French. Just a. Coffee and tart is divine as well.

Visited January 2013
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Miami
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37 restaurant reviews
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“Goodies galore and more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Not only are the desserts delicious but the sandwhiches, quiches, salads and coffee are delicious too. A great place to eat when you shop or stroll down Miracle Mile. This cafe is located one block north of the Mile on Andalusia behind the Playhouse Theatre, so don't miss it!

Visited November 2012
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Miami, Florida
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41 restaurant reviews
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“Friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Very good breakfast, this place is always very crowded. They also have very good pastries and coffee. If you go on Sunday you have to go early.

Visited November 2012
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