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“A self serve kind of place that does anything but save time.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe
Cuisines: French, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
High Bridge, New Jersey
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25 reviews
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“A self serve kind of place that does anything but save time.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2011

My husband and I went there one morning for breakfast. We are new to the area and were not familiar with the restaurant, or how it worked.
So needless to say, it was a little confusing when we walked in. We were not sure how to order, or what was included in our order etc....
We decided to get the same thing. A country breakfast with sausage and coffee. The woman behind the counter seemed distracted and had to ask us three times what we wanted before she was finally able to concentrate on what we were saying. We gathered up our tray and then tried to figure out where to pay. Finally, we realized where to pay, then we got our coffee. The coffee pots were empty, and we had to wait for them to be replenished. Our food came out fairly promptly and it was good quality.
However, the ambience was not what we would have preferred. We ate our meal while watching a huge and very unclean looking woman digging around in the jams and butters and then filling a huge mug she had brought from home with half a pot of coffee. She returned three times while we were there.
We probably would not return. The self serve business is too confusing and a lot more work than I would like to do when I am paying a fair amount for breakfast. It would be nicer to just have a server.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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“ok food; poor service; nice atmosphere. Elizabeth likes to go there. best deal is rosemary chicken - also very good.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2008

ok food; poor service; nice atmosphere. Elizabeth likes to go there. best deal is rosemary chicken - also very good.

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“Pricey decent food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2008

Pricey decent food.

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“A little too a la carte”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2008

A little too a la carte

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“Great place for a lunch...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2008

Great place for a lunch date.

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