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“Love the bakery, not the service”

French Riviera Bistro & Bakery
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Fast Food, Wine Bar, French, Cafe, European
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: A hidden French treasure in the Historic Downtown and Art District of San Jose del Cabo, the best creations of French gastronomy, an eclectic mix of Mexican and international cuisine... highlight the beauty of the place, a romantic and chic mix, if you are looking for quality, French Riviera on the place!, a restaurant like few in Los Cabos, more than fifteen years of tradition distinguish us...
San Francisco, California
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127 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Love the bakery, not the service”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This cafe is situated next to our hotel (Hotel Colli) so we came here every morning for breakfast. By breakfast I mean danishes and coffee. Although they serve big American breakfast but we didn't go for it.

I totally love all the pastry here. They are super yummy!

Two things travelers need to be aware of:
1. They add 15% service charge to your total bill as 'service' and they also have a container in front of the cashier that says 'tips'. So make sure you don't double tips the fellow.
--- After all, there isn't much service provided. You ordered your coffee and pastry at the counter, they bring you the food, and you pay at the counter. This is the only restaurant in San Jose that we patronized charge 15% service fee.

2. The owner or manager (a man) wants you to buy cooked breakfast.
--- This man around the age of 30 and he is usually at the other counter near the kitchen. One morning he came out and tried to sell us the cooked breakfast and we declined. He wasn't very happy so he gave me a piece of mushed-up danish. When I asked him to change, he wasn't very happy and gave me a burned one instead.

Overall, food - excellent. service -thumbs down.

  • Visited January 2013
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Kelowna
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493 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Always a MUST stop when in San Jose”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is always one of our "Must Stop" locations in San Jose. Terrific coffee and the pastries are amazing!

Visited January 2013
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Los Angeles, CA
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Delicious croissant”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Cute little bakery in Downtown. The croissant was delicious. We also tried the French macaroons, but they were so-so.

Visited January 2013
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Bonita, California, USA
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Délicieux”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We always visit whenever in San Jose del Cabo to pick up pastries for breakfast (the next day). A great variety of pastries, but selection is better the earlier you come. We had very good gelato on the last visit.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank budoon
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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great find, perfect for lunch or a snack”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

We felt lucky to find this little place and stopped in for a light lunch...gazpacho was one of the best I've ever had! Crepes were also very good. My daughters loved the gelato and pastries, everything was delicious. Would definitely return.

Visited January 2013
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