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“Perfect French Style Hot Chocolate”

The Alternative Baker
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Rosendale
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
NYC
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect French Style Hot Chocolate”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband is very choosy about hot chocolate. It's not unusual for him to find what he orders not chocolatey enough, not hot enough or too sweet. He won't order hot chocolate if it's made from a mix. I'm a bit easier to please when it comes to hot chocolate. He had only wonderful things to say about this hot chocolate so I had to write a review. Rich, hot, sweet but not overly, hand stirred on the stove. Perfect.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Brooklyn, NY
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Sweet, adorable little place full of friendly people and good food. I had perhaps the best egg sandwich I've ever had (and I live in NYC), and met plenty of great people. Clearly the locals love this place - everyone was popping in to grab pastries and coffee or to sit and have breakfast.

It's a bakery like no other - love their commitment to hearty, healthy, and delicious food! If I lived in the area, I'd become a regular here for sure.

Visited March 2013
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Poughkeepsie, NY
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125 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Warm chocolate coffee”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

This baker is the friendliest I've ever met, his baked good and drinks are great and I saw the most amazing chocolate birthday cake. Stop by for a snack or lunch and you will not be disappointed by the food or the service.

Visited February 2013
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Rifton New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great bakery, great environment!”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Extremely excellent bread, soup, sandwiches, even the coffee is better than most places! Essell is a great guy, fun and interesting to talk with, so friendly. He remembers all of his customers by name, with details about their lives, even if they are only an occasional customer such as myself. There are a number of places to get a quick bite to eat in Rosendale, and The Alternative Baker is definitely the best!

  • Visited January 2013
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Long Island
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Incredible Treat”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Every time we go to New Paltz, we make sure to go this bakery lunch place. They have the best Mulled Cider EVER. Incredible cookies. Fantastic goat cheese sandwich on fresh baked breads. The owner lives and breathes his craft. He is a master. Its in a perfect little town with other shops, a b & b, an old movie theater.

Visited October 2012
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