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28 Shelter Cove Ln, suite 120 Shelter Cove, Hilton Head, SC 29928-2007
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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62 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped to get some breakfast treats for the group. Prices were very expensive. Settled with two loafs of fruit bread that were sliced for us and delicious when toast and buttered at home. So expensive will probably not return.

Thank AllisonM1977
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had lunch yesterday at the bakery. Really disappointed in their lack of service. We were seated at a table wedged by the ladies bathroom, kitchen and storage closet. Next to us and the window they used a much better location of table for guests to roll silverware and napkins. Our entire lunch we were in the way of ladies... More 

2 Thank Dreamtravelersaks
Hilton Head, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are locals and like to come here for a change in pace. We always feel welcome! The food is never disappointing! And the service has always been well above our picky standards. The atmosphere provides nice outdoor seating or indoors, it your choice! I have had quiche, crepes and omelets and always very satisfied with my choice. My hubby... More 

Thank jillsconrad
Akron, Ohio
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service and quality have recently declined dramatically. You really never know where to order. The employees have no idea who is next in line, or where the line forms. Wont go back till it improves. It was a favorite stop.

1 Thank StevenHAkron_Ohio
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to the French Bakery for years. Recently the service is absolutely horrible. I totally agree with the last few reviews. Also, the quality of baked goods has declined dramatically. We have returned items for exchange, only to find they are no better. The scones have become extremely bitter and not edible. For the price they charge,... More 

Thank Stephanie H
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As locals we try hard to support local businesses. This is our sixth visit in nine months. As we sit here it has been 15 minutes and nobody has even acknowledged us. This has happened EVERY SINGLE TIME we have come here. The shortest period of wait for service after seating has been ten minutes. I will say the food... More 

2 Thank David A
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of 9 was seated within 15 minutes. The coffees we ordered were of excellent quality. The quiche was moist and full of flavor. The crunchy woman sandwich was to die for and the French toast was amazing. Even made a simple omelet for the little one. Always a wonderful experience.

Thank eglad22
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice selection of french pasties, a little on the expensive side but the quality is there. We ordered breakfast entrees and all were delicious and large portions. The coffee was dark roast and fresh.

Thank Keith D
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here one morning for breakfast. The banana's foster and berry crepes were delicious. Cappuccino, eclairs, tarts...yummy. Very nice to sit outside. The bakery had many offerings.

Thank LeRoyTudi
Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family of four visited The French Bakery twice while at HHI. Our first visit was just for pastries, and our second visit was for lunch. The restaurant is really cute with a beach and French like atmosphere. The pastries were good, but not outstanding. My husband said his orange cranberry muffin was actually dry. My tweens enjoyed their macaroons... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Shelter Cove Ln, suite 120 Shelter Cove, Hilton Head, SC 29928-2007
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: 18433425420
A cozy seating area, reminiscent of European cafés. Please stop by and enjoy our fine food, ambiance and soothing music! Our goal is to provide a taste of the finest things Provencal life can bring to the island through our French menu items, baked goods and table linens. We are committed to continuing our positive relationship with both local residents and visitors to the island and we encourage our customers to let us know how we are doing.

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