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“Great bakery, average food.”

Le Fournil de Plett Bakery and Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great bakery, average food.”
Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

The bakery is great, but the breakfast was not very tasty. It was well presented and looked great, but sadly lacked in taste. Coffee was fantastic. Service was ok.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Cape Town
Level 6 Contributor
312 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Lovely breakfast spot”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Le Fournil is a lovely spot of a lazy breakfast or brunch. While there is an indoor section, most people, in good weather, gather under the willow tree in the courtyard of the small mall in which the restaurant is situated. The place has an undeniably chilled ambiance, with French music playing in the background.

Breakfasts are a break from the norm of "traditional English" and generally involve pastries of one sort or another, though the more traditional breakfast is also available. The coffee was a bit on a the strong side on one day, and on another had been left brewing for too long. Service is efficient and attentive.

We also popped in for afternoon tea on one day, and I have to confess by 3pm the pastries available were looking decidedly sad and limp.

Go for breakfast, however, and you're not likely to be disappointed - though, that said, I do think the ambiance plays a greater role than the food.

  • Visited March 2013
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unhygienic & overpriced”
Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Flies were buzzing & crawling around all the breads & pastries. I purchased takeaway cupacinno and the waitrons were so confused and didn't seem to know how to serve me, ended up being given the right drinks but no sugar, spoon, etc. when asked for such items they have us a milkshake spoon & two brown sugars for both of our drinks. I mean really who drinks one sugar each!? Totally disgusted by the flies & incompetent waitrons. Will never see me again until they literally clean up their act!

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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely food and atmosphere”
Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

Went here a couple of times while staying with friends in Plett.
Great coffee, bread was excellent ,lovely ambience,and friendly staff,enjoyed a very tasty breakfast.

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canterbury
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“LOVELY SETTING”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

We visited this Bakery and Cafe a few times during our stay in Plett and we were never disappointed. Lovely ambience., set in a lovely cool courtyard and the service was excellent. .

  • Visited February 2013
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