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Reviewed September 10, 2023 via mobile

My Goddaughter has been wanting to take me here for eons, and I’m so happy I finally relented. The goodies in the front cases that greet you when you walk in were worth the trip. Sadly, we were in a bit of a rush, but...with the myriad of sandwiches, soups, breads and pastries, I can’t wait to come back. I scarfed down the French hot dog, while Glory got a ham and Brie. Delish! They are also a market and give cooking classes, and the staff is sweet and funny. I shall return, and next time when I have more time to sit and enjoy.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 17, 2023

Great food, however the products and management need a reality check. Bought a recipe holder, not only did this not come in different colors as advertised on their website (they changed this after I brought it up to them and accused me of lying...) ,...but it fell apart within a week of getting it. Needless to say I will not be purchasing from this establishment again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Blandine Brutel, Owner at The French Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2023

Bonjour Michell, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us feedback. We sincerely apologize that the product did not meet your expectations, both in color selection and in product quality. Our website stated that "Colors may vary depending on availability”, however, only...More

Reviewed January 20, 2023 via mobile

I love the pastries,especially the croissants, they really made feel I was back in France. The staff are always friendly, the classes look interesting (on my to do list!) and I love the little market they have. I highly recommend a visit!!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 13, 2023

Awesome everything! A must visit weekly for me . I can'cook so I go there for delicious dishes every week. Just found them in december and there is no place like them.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed April 22, 2022

I typically pick up items to take back to Canon City with me - always pleased. The preparations are things that I could do but like having someone else do them for me!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 20, 2022

Each year our school participates in week long experiential learning excursions where pair of faculty takes about a dozen students somewhere to learn about science, other cultures, etc. My group participated in an International Cuisine Tour via a cooking interim. During this interim, we took...the breads and spreads class here and we absolutely loved it. The kids thoroughly enjoyed having a professional kitchen to work in and working under the tutelage of a professional chef. We also enjoyed eating wonderful treats beforehand with tasty mocktails AND loved having so much food to take back to our VRBO that we created. We will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 1, 2021

We did the Chicken Expert class. For my wife and I, it was our first time. My son and his wife invited us (he had done one before, and this was her 8th). It was a blast! We learned how to spatchcock a chicken and,...divided into small teams, made several different dishes. We even made homemade ranch dressing and butter. They have all the ingredients there and help you along the way with tips and any questions you might have. They have wine for sale while you cook (only $5.50 per class). We took some some of every dish home and all of the recipes. It was a lot of fun, somewhat educational, and they did almost all of the cleanup! We even made a couple of new friends. We're definitely going to attend other classes in the future (they have a pretty big variety to choose from).More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 24, 2021

Incredible Croissants, Soups, Quiche, Baguettes, French Rolls, and all the other stuff we haven't tried yet. Nice staff. Really tasty. Pricey but worth it.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed May 26, 2021

While the sandwich was good, it was rather skimpy on the meat - the croque monsieur and the soppressata sandwich were OK but thin - my friend said her quiche was very good - nice assortment of products - clean & friendly atmosphere -More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Blandine B, Owner at The French Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2021

Bonjour! Thank you for coming to visit us, we are so glad that you enjoyed our establishment. We apologize that the way we build our sandwiches does not meet your expectations. We do taste all of our products multiple times before they become available to...More

Reviewed May 21, 2020

I've gone to cooking classes in Chicago where there are a few more chefs per group to teach, instruct, correct, and answer questions. After cooking, everyone sits down together and enjoy the meal. At the French Kitchen, we had one chef for about 12 of...us, and one staffer. We learned the various dishes, but not quite enough assistance when it was needed. As for eating, it was more sampling of everything and taking home some of everything. We probably won't do this one again. I'd love to stop by again and purchase items from the bakery sometime in the future.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 6, 2020

The French Kitchen is a small restaurant that also offers French cooking classes. I stopped in one afternoon to try the French Onion Soup. After a delightful conversation at the counter I ordered my soup along with a croissant and drink. The French Onion Soup...was tasty and the croissant was a great compliment. Very nice visit. Recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

Great little spot! A hidden gem! My mom and I enjoyed a delicious breakfast. We we're warmly greeted, took our time looking around, and were given great suggestions. We each ordered a warm breakfast item (green Chile quiche and a "TDF" [To Die For] croissant)....The lady who helped us quickly warmed up our breakfast, and split the quiche and croissant in half, and plated them so we could each try them. Opinion: delicious!! There is a refrigerated section with soups, ice creams and sorbets, and frozen breads, and a little "pantry boutique" with kitchen-related gadgets, ingredients, condiments, and cooking equipment available for sale. There is a large kitchen where classes are taught daily. We picked up a schedule that goes through July, and there are all kinds of classes, running from bread, sauces and pastries, cupcakes, VIP, one-on-one, Japanese, Opera Cake, Bento, to classes for kids and teens. They even have week-long classes and camps. There is a refrigerated case with grab-and-go items featuring salads, pastries, and a wonderful variety of sandwiches. I think seating is available in the cafe for about 20'ish people. It is bright and clean. All pros, no cons. 5 stars! We will be back!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed January 30, 2019

We came here for National Croissant Day. Purchased the special, which contained a plain, almond, choclatine, and pain de chocolate. They are delicious. Buttery and flaky. The almond was very good. They were all great. My husband got a TDF (to die for), a ham...and cheese croissant. He thought it was excellent. Filled him up. We will definitely be going back.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019

We went to the French Kitchen for the first time last Friday (1/25/19) for a Sauces cooking class. We had an absolute blast and would totally recommend them. Here are a couple remarks, however: the food is delicious (we had a few pastries before class...- students get 10% off on the day of class), fresh and made with high quality ingredients. On that note, the only thing that for a split second made us think about a 4 star review instead was the interaction with the employee behind the counter; she could have been a little friendlier. As a complete opposite, Christie (one of our cooking instructors) was super welcoming and all smiles, back to 5 stars! Chef Blandine was at first a bit upset for we signed up for an advanced class without taking their recommended other 3 prior classes (we won't hold that against her. Without knowing our skills she could only imagine we would make the experience harder for everyone else). She was, however, pleasantly surprised that we could hold our ground in the kitchen and after that initial impression she was very helpful and welcoming, with a ton of knowledge to share (and here the 5 stars were reaffirmed). As far as the class, we left knowing that we would have not enjoyed a class any little bit less challenging. The Sauces class did not leave us a single minute to spare not even for a picture to take as a keepsake from the night. It is indeed challenging and we understand why they ask for previous experiences with them. We are, however, in our kitchen all the time and would rate ourselves as reasonably advanced cooks: that made for a night where we learned a lot and left with a taste for more.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

I grew up in Paris and nothing can compare to a true French Pastry shop! The texture and the butter used in the almonds croissants and chocolate croissant speaks volume about the chefs know-how! The eclairs are the real deal and the Napoleon or Mille...Feuilles is mouth watering. A bit of of drive however well worth it. C’était délicieux merciMore

Date of visit: August 2018
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Coffee bar, pastries, quiche or a baguette, in other words tres Parisian.
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  • Service: 4.5
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