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French, Cafe, European
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Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

What a terrible pie. It looked good but was completely dried out. I asked the staff how many days old it was. The lady said as far she knew it was baked that morning. Impossible. I took it back un eaten and never asked for...or was offered a refund. How could anyone try to sell products like this?More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

Went here for a coffee in the morning, excepting a wonderful, freshly made coffee and bread. The coffee was undrinkable and they don’t sell bread! The service was incredible unfriendly and rude.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

We stopped on the recommendation of a friend. The pies looked really good but we were only wanting a cuppa and a snack. There wasn't much to choose from as the shelves were pretty bare. We bought creme donuts and coffee. The donuts were a...bit stale with tinned tasting strawberry jam. The coffee was OK but nothing special and possibly only a single shot. I wish we had investigated the bakery a few metres further up the road.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 23, 2019

This was owned by a French chef - sadly no longer. We entered and ordered as 'eat in' customers. The coffee which we paid for double shot was undrinkable and came in takeaway cups. The food didn't come and the lady looked most affronted at...us interrupting her personal conversation when we went to ask for it. When it arrived it was thrown on the table in a paper bag. They were selling nothing that couldn't be bought in a supermarket. Another family had the same problem with only part of their order arriving and then a long wait. As for the general state of the decor - well decidedly scruffy - if they were trying for a Left Bank look they failed miserably! Over the road is another business which though busy and pricey is a much better option.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

We regularly stop at this little cafe for a treat when heading down the coast and it’s always been great. However today’s visit was a real disappointment. Luke-warm, thin and tasteless hot chocolate and another taste-free mocha chino- somehow missing both the coffee and hot...choc. It’s like they had no milk in them and both had about a cm of sludge in the bottom. Not sure what went wrong today but make sure you taste before you drive off and don’t make the same mistake we did of being stuck with your sub-par beverages!!!More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed March 8, 2019

Was disappointed it was closed when we passed through last Thursday - sad to hear they are moving.Their baking is outstanding and we were looking forward to picking some up.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 26, 2019

Arriving for coffee and some fresh crossiants... they are having trouble keeping up with the demand. Enjoyed the coffee and the quaintness of the decor and seating area... a lovely experience on our travels.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 19, 2019

The quality of the food at this little bakery was fantastic ... and very unexpected! The croissants were melt in your mouth, the apple turnover was the BEST I have ever had (I ate one and then ordered another to go!). The coffee was very...nice. Absolutely worth a visit ... and don't go if you are on a diet!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Driving from Nelson to Franz Joseph and stopped for a coffee in Murchison. Had no idea where to go but saw the sign for French Bakery. Went in not expecting anything particular but amazingly real croissants, pain au raisant etc! Heaven.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Well made, well presented products in a clean and tidy store with friendly staff, what more could you ask for?

Date of visit: January 2019
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