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“A bit of Paris in Cobble Hill” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bien Cuit

Bien Cuit
Ranked #13 of 226 Bakeries in Brooklyn
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: French, Cafe
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Description: Bien Cuit is a new bakery offering fresh, house-baked pastries and breads, breakfast and lunch sandwiches and coffee drinks. Owner Zachary Golper, formerly of Le Bec-Fin, bakes these beautiful breads using the traditional, small-batch approach and many locally sourced ingredients.
New York City, New York
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147 reviews
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“A bit of Paris in Cobble Hill”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Bien Cuit is like a bit of Paris, nestled in the historic district of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. I wanted to try their bread and from the moment I walked in the aroma of bread and pastries was amazing.
I decided to have lunch and chose a baguette with salami, coppa, Gruyere cheese, topped with a grainy French mustard and cornichons - delicious.
I brought home some pastries: Brioche du Raisin sec and Pain du Chocolate along with a small ciabatta loaf.
The bread is super delicious and the Pane du Chocolate was a perfect match with my tea.Easy to get to: F train from Manhattan, Bergen Street. Smith St has great shops and the tree lined side streets are really lovely.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lake George
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“Good Bakery in Cobble/Boerum Hill Brooklyn”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

There are a few good places to Coffee and baked goods on Smith Street. The recently opened, oddly named, Bien Cuit (a branch of the Greenwich Village spot) is one of the better ones. The Coffee is excelllent, the array of baked goods ($$$) is splendid and tempting. Their croissants are every bit as good as many I have had in France. The music is low and the few tables are well spaced. Pass by Starbucks and stop by Bien Cuit.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“spectacular bread”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

we bought 2 loaves of bread to bring to our next hostess-- at her request. just phenomenal baked bread and pastries.

Visited April 2013
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New York, New York, United States
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“20 minute wait for a cup of coffee....it was good coffee”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

Went to the new Bien Cuit today at 35 Christopher Street New York. Great looking place with one staff member only to serve everyone. I waited for 20 minutes to get 2 croissants and a baugette. I wanted to try them so I waited.Out of their almond croissants at 11 AM, ok ok I guess I can understand that.BUT 1 server to take care of everyone. Many people walked in waited a few and walked out. I counted 8 people that walked out while I was waiting.I was 3rd in line. The person that was being served when I walked in did not receive his whole order when I walked out 25 minutes later. Lots of patience needed here. WARNING: One croissant is $5.25.

  • Visited May 2013
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on my feet
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“great food but the space is wanting (christopher st location)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

bien cuit features a superb Brooklyn roasted drip coffee, and an almond croissant that is superior to francois payard by a long shot—better almond paste (in flavor and texture, and more fulsome)—and the flaky pastry is richer, more buttery, albeit with less shatter as a result. Servers are friendly and attentive.
The only down side is the room itself, which is populated by unbelievably pretentious patrons with obnoxiously self-absorbed conversations/behavior, who rub elbows with wifi hobos that spread out over all of the 2-tops in the shop. dropped in here twice over three days, and the scene didn't change, morning or afternoon.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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