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For the past twenty years, tourists and locals alike have made The French Bakery and Cafe their home. With passion in every batch, Malek Belka and the staff are weaving an American touch into a selection of European pastries, desserts, and sandwiches. From homemade crepes to freshly-squeezed fruit juices, we’re taking “made from scratch” seriously, and serving up breakfasts and lunches that are as irresistible as the island’s beaches. So come on by and stay a while -- we’ll always make you feel like family. A true taste of France is never far from home.
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
French, Cafe, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was intrigued by the sweet and savory crepe items so I ate lunch here. I decided on the Scandinavian crepe with it's smoked salmon, cream cheese, asparagus, and spinach. It was a wonderful experience. Also wonderful was the coffee. I'm glad I had refills....More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank joe-chicago-23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were eight of us for breakfast. Everyone loved it. We ate here several times during our visit and it was always delicious. They have excellent staff. Be sure and eat breakfast and lunch here!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank MarshaAnnTX
Reviewed 1 week ago

my husband & i enjoyed a salad and sandwich in this quaint spot. we liked the food and yet felt like it could have gone an extra step to be something amazing.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank swiftness05
NorthStar25002411211, Owner at The French Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I'm happy you enjoyed your meal! I would encourage you to call me at the bakery to let me know what you think we could do to make that, "extra step". I can't improve things unless I hear your thoughts. Thanks for the support, and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here every time we are in Hilton Head! Their crepes are great and I also had the croque madam was delicious! The service is great and we also almost always get some pastries or croissants to take back to our rooms. I miss...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Kupkake80
NorthStar25002411211, Owner at The French Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I can't tell you how happy that makes Marek and myself to be a part of your Hilton Head visits! It's always wise to take some for the road and we will ship to you if you just can't wait for your next trip. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only in town four days and we went here for breakfast two of them. Bit of a wait because its super popular on Sundays but on the Monday we were in fast. There are so many wonderful items to eat. The Chocolate French...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank MonkeysInHats
NorthStar25002411211, Owner at The French Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for hanging in there through the wait! Coming back on Monday was a wonderful idea, and we appreciate the support. We hope to see you whenever you're back in town. All the best, Debra M., Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The French Bakery is superb. Terrific crepes and pastries. Breakfast indoors and out with a wonderful staff and great coffee. Never miss the place when I’m on the island

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ChristopherW356
NorthStar25002411211, Owner at The French Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's always a pleasure to have you in Hilton Head, Christopher. We're thrilled you continue to make us a part of your trip. We're already looking forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Debra M., Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy sweet and savory crêpes as well as your favorite French pastries. Try the mushroom crepes or the French eggs Benedict. The pastries are to die for!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Ron B
NorthStar25002411211, Owner at The French Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed your crepes, Ron! We can't wait to have you back to try more of our menu again soon. -Debra M., Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had breakfast here. I had the mixed berries crepes and he had the French toast. Those were delicious. We will go back for sure.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank SandyGillis0614
NorthStar25002411211, Owner at The French Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

There's nothing sweeter than a breakfast spent at the French Bakery, Sandy! Thank you so much for joining us, and we look forward to seeing you and your husband back soon. All the best, Debra M., Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There aren’t enough words to express how much I love this bakery! If you are ever in HHI, you MUST go there for breakfast (and get a sandwich for lunch to go if you’d like)! This is my second trip to HHI, and the first...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Shanbeaux
NorthStar25002411211, Owner at The French Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

After a long year of dreaming of us, I'm thrilled you were able to curb all your French Bakery cravings once again. Thanks for making us a part of your trip, and we're happy to have you back anytime. That said, be sure not to...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great find! Been going here for almost two years. Consistently great product and service, Cappuccinos are rich and full of froth. Crossiants and muffins are fresh and delicious. Crepes are great. Nice ambiance,. Indoor and outdoor seating

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank AngieMagee
NorthStar25002411211, Owner at The French Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for all the support over the years, Angie! You know you can always count on us. We're looking forward to your next visit. All the best, Debra M., Owner

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