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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed July 20, 2018

I have visited once and found it very welcoming. I had coffee and an almond croissant. There are a lot of baked items to select and also savory foods. Cooking classes are held and the calendar is online. One concern was when I was served...my coffee, in a large cup. The server had both hands on the rim, from where I would drink, while placing it on a saucer, instead of using the handle.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 6, 2018

We went there for breakfast. The pastry was tasty. The adjacent kitchen is set up to teach French cooking. We did not have time to join a class, otherwise, we would. The place is clean, the service is good. But I would not rate them...as top notch.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed May 23, 2018

There are many good things about the French Kitchen. But number one is the bread. I spent 7 years in France and married a French woman (except don't call her that--she's American now!). So I know about French bread. There are many shops in the...U.S. and, indeed, in Colorado Springs, that sell French bread that looks as good as anything you could find in France. But ONLY the French Kitchen makes baguettes that actually taste EXACTLY like they do in France. Many of the others have good bread. But none match the French Kitchen. I especially recommend the ham and brie baguette--pure heaven.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed April 18, 2018

Fresh baked breads, croissants, pastries, sandwiches, cooking classes, and much more...what's not to love! I visit the French Kitchen weekly to buy breads and the delicious chocolate chip cookies. My family has also taken cooking classes there and the staff makes learning fun. I need...to go to lunch and have some of the soup next time.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Coffee bar, pastries, quiche or a baguette, in other words tres Parisian.
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The French Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5