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This is our local French Patisserie and simply fabulous. Tables inside and outside. Wonderful owners and the best pastries & croissants in the whole of London. My go to cafe on the weekend. Highly recommended!
Absolutely fabulous. I am a local and a well seasoned traveller who has spent a lot of time living in France. This is a small pastry shop tucked away in the back streets of Kensington. It has been a lifesaver in the Covid-19 lockdown. At...least 1-2 times per week, we enjoy pastries and take away coffees and genuinely count down the days. The pastries are light, buttery, mouth-watering and delicious! I would also suggest they are better than any pastry we have eaten in France. Do yourself a favour. Find a reason to get here. Wonderful, caring owner! All pastries made on site by the owner.More
I do not believe anyone who claims that this place is ok. This place is dirty and unsanitary - i went down stairs to use the loo which is right in the kitchen, if you can call it a kitchen. The kitchen was disgusting, the...smell and grease everywhere, how they let customers down there is beyond me. I can't believe they are allowed to prepare and serve food. The french boss was hostile, constantly ranting in the kitchen. Horrible, it needs gutting!More
I used to live around the corner from this place, been coming here for morning croissants for over 10 years since 2001. It used to be run by a couple of really nice guys. Friendly and professional. The croissants were just The Best I have...ever had - even compared to the ones I had in Paris. I last visited london a year ago with family from abroad.. We came here and had a lovely time. I came again this morning and had the worst experience. The lady who ran the place was so rude, the croissants were not a patch on what it used to be. The price has certainly gone up. I am not sure I'll be back.. Be warned! Most likely changed hands!More
This place used to be run by some lovely guys, but according to another review it has changed hands and its obvious. The croissants are very much below average, they used to be amazing. The main member of staff was quite rude (though the others...were polite). When we asked for some butter it came covered in leftover burned crumbs from toast. No plates or cutlery were provided. They had only 1 type of jam in. Perhaps it was a bad day, we will try again in the future and update the review accordingly, but we are in no rush.More
I’d like to say I stumbled on Montpasse myself but actually it was brought to my attention through a mention in a blog, ‘Kensington walks’ The cafe positioned a stones throw from the high street, sandwiched between other unassuming shopsyou could hardly know it was...there. Montparnasse is meant to be a well kept secret and I really hope it remains that way. As you step into what could only be a truly authentic Parisian cafe, quaint not even trying to be quaint - it just is what it is. Wholesome and homemade food is what you will find here, and if you are a foodie then this is a place for you. Try the bacon quiche and apricot pastry, oh so lovely, You definitely will return to verify it wasn’t a dream you discovered it in the first place. Bon appetit!More
Tucked away behind the High Street, this gem of a place transports you to Paris the minute you walk through the door. I’ve been coming to Montparnasse for years and it’s still a very well-kept secret (so don’t tell anyone 😉). The aroma of freshly...baked croissant with all that butter...amazing coffee...the quaint tables and chairs...the vibe. A definite hit!More
My friend and I arrived for a quiet lunch. Upon arrival we were told we had to order from the menu on the wall - no table service as we have previously had. My friend ordered a croque monsieur, it arrived cold. She explained this,...it was returned to her, along with the bite she had taken from it. It was still cold so my friend explained again, the member of staff - a middle aged woman - became cross and said that’s how they are supposed to be. She then became abusive and shouted that we must leave, in French. We tried to explain that she had no right to speak to us like that. She then called the police and told us to stay inside until they came. She then told us to leave, so we did. We were shaken up and were talking to a couple who were sitting outside. She came out again and said: “F*** Off, I don’t want to see your face ever again.” She added: “You need to get lives, you need to get a life.” She said also: “You’re ugly inside and out” before ringing the police again because we were standing on the pavement outside. She screamed that we were not to ever return there again.
The restaurant was previously lovely and friendly. Goodness knows what’s happened there but even if we weren’t banned, we wouldn’t go back.More
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