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“Phony French”
Review of Uppercrust

Uppercrust
Ranked #1 of 16 Bakeries in Gainesville
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

There must be something about people in Gainesville that makes them rate things on price, not value. Upper Crust, which has been around for a long time, is not a good French pastry shop. In fact, it is not very French. The staff were not familiar with the French names of various of their items for sale, and did not know much about French pastry in general. Some of the items are tasty (we have tried a wide range over the years), but all pastries and other sweets are grotesquely over-sized. And some are just bland and without character. Perhaps this is the result of Gainesville being a college town, full of starving students, but the sheer size of some of the sweets and savories is off-putting. Who needs a croissant the size of a dinner plate? They lose a star because of this, and another because of the pretentiousness of the entire approach. They have some good cheese, but a better selection can be found down the street at Dorn's liquor store, and an even better selection downtown at Wine and Cheese.

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4  Thank George E
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had a hard time choosing from the lovely assortment of quality pastries and breads. The cream puffs were wonderful! We look forward to going back whenever we are in the area.

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Thank divingkatie
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Wonderful pastries....pricey to some but bite into any of their pastries and Paris France is in your mouth. Staff slow. Soups lovely, breads to die for....have patience and enjoy each and every mouth watering bite

Thank Bklynli
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

I have been going to Upper Crust since the 80's. It is fabulous! Not only are the pastries tasty and melt in your mouth, they are so pretty to look at. Their cakes are delicious and gorgeous as well. I have never been to France so can't compare, but I can not imagine anything in France being better. Besides food, they have some lovely trinkets, greeting cards, fresh flowers sometimes, and lots of wine to choose from. Yes, a bit pricey but worth it!

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Thank MiniSz
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

This place is amazing, they have so much good stuff it is hard to choose just what you want, I could spend a lot in here ... they have it all and the service is very good. We had gotten a gift certificate and decided to try it and see what it was about. I had seen ads on TV about it but had never been there ... we will be back for sure ...

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Thank David S
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