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“Should not have french in the title, Horrible cafe and bakery” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Amelie's French Bakery

Amelie's French Bakery
2424 N. Davidson St., Charlotte, NC 28205
704-376-1781
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Ranked #7 of 1,968 Restaurants in Charlotte
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night, Dessert
Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Should not have french in the title, Horrible cafe and bakery”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

After reviewing places in the Charlotte area for coffee and a simple breakfast, we decided on Amelie’s based on the reviews and that it advertised as a French bakery. What a mistake and false advertisement! I am still confused why reviews gives this place such high marks, perhaps people do not know that a French pastry is something with flavor and isn’t a stale croissant that you can get in the day old bin. The place should be titled Amelie’s Bakery because there is nothing French about it and does not serve authentic, gourmet pastries and coffee. I have been to authentic French cafes/bakeries in Chicago, DC, NY, and Charleston and this place is not one. My “strawberry croissant” was nothing more, but a nasty handheld pie that fell off the Harris Teeter truck that morning, which appeared was the case with all the other store bought pastries in the case. The older lady behind the counter was so rude, and did not say one word to us the whole time we placed our order. I ordered a basic coffee and was surprised that they charged for refills. However, after I had the first and only sip of the watered down “coffee” I was not in a need for another cup. The décor was one word: gaudy. I think the owners thought the more generic, typical French décor and Eifel Towers they could shove in the space would fool patrons into thinking the food and drinks were traditional French fare. I would highly recommend to people to go somewhere else, even as a simple bakery this place is horrible!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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charlotte
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Not that impressive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012 via mobile

Very disappointing that most of their pastries are not made on site. Terrible, terrible customer service. The lady behind the counter never smiled, never even looked the least bit happy or even pleasant. Will not go back.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Faux French”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012 via mobile

Went to this place based on reviews. It is very hard to find traditional French pastries and I thought this place would have them. The food here comes no where close to real French pastries. It tastes factory made. These pastries are not French, trust me I lived in France and ate REAL ones every day. I asked for an almond croissant, which should be a regulate croissant with almond paste frangipane in the middle and almonds on top. What I was given waste a "twice baked" square piece of dough with a lemony almond paste in the middle. It was nasty, burnt, and gooy. The atmosphere is way over the top and the coffee is watered down. To call yourself French is blasphemy..... Don't waste your time if you are looking for authentic French anything. Yuck.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Coffee House -Open 24/7”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Back In NO DA thsi si Cofee House and Bakery -- Open 24 hours -big old chairs to sit in --great atmosphere even just to people watch --However being a bakery they have deserts to die for !

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Charlotte
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Killer lattes, great pastries, awesome place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Excellent quality food & coffee, fun atmosphere. Only downside is the popularity - it tends to be an absolute madhouse more often than not.

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