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The French Way

$$ - $$$
French, Canadian
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238 Lilac St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2T3, Canada
+1 204-421-9002
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Very good menu. Food is pretty good and good portions. Coffee is excellent. Their bread is really nice but they don't toast it properly and therefore it is very dry. I think they just warm it and by doing so it drys it out. either toast it or just serve it cold and fresh!

Thank WinnipegWildRover
Trinidad, West Indies
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I go here often! Most recently last week, but I would say about once every two weeks this whole year. I take people here. I love this place! The pastry, meals and coffee are all excellent and the staff are relaxed and friendly. It is always busy! Even if you come in for just a meal, no one can bear... More 

Thank Islander001
Winnipeg, Canada
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

While I love stopping in to take away the beautiful and delicious baked goods and pastries, we don't go anymore to sit in for breakfast or lunch. The table service is a little slow even when not busy and usually forgetful. The place is looking beat up and in need of some cleaning up. Too bad, we used to really... More 

Thank m_jen45
Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

customers are not rushed to finish which is very relaxing. Meals and desserts are homemade. Has an almost old world feel to it. Service could improve as it can be slow. Order coffee and enjoy

Thank bendarwahl
São Carlos do Pinhal, São Paulo, Brazil
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107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

I love this place for a cup of tea or coffee, some cake or just a snack. Girls working here are absolutely friend, efficient and helpful. The atmosphere is great, friendly and it can be surrounded by great paintings.

Thank MariaOliver1976
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

This little cafe has great prices for their food! They offer baked pastries and breads, have servers who provide you with a menu but also a drop in pick up area for baked goods and coffees. They serve alcoholic beverages... the atmosphere is nice and relaxed. I didn't like some of the decor (having multiple different chairs didn't give it... More 

Thank Marcelle J
Manitoba, Canada
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Stooped in on a Saturday morning for breakfast. We both had the breakfast sandwich. A very tasty cheese scone played host to an egg, tomato and ham. Served with very nice home made hash brown. Sevice was friendly.

Thank ALfromManitoba
Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We've been going to the French Way since it was on Academy. It's our special breakfast place. Love the Eggs Benedict.

Thank bucklajeebs
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

It has been a few years since I last reviewed The Frenchway...so much improved in so many ways. Others have recognized it as well...most mornings and lunch periods, it is a busy place. I enjoy the variety of sweet treats and the coffee is usually refilled and it is good.

Thank Furby25
Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

Although the food has been quite good, the portions are very small and served without much garnish or interest. And the service is superficial.

Thank zeppo5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Lilac St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg
  • Phone Number: +1 204-421-9002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?