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“So rude we didn't stay”

Rendezvous at Salt Spring Island
Ranked #4 of 4 Dessert in Ganges
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

This review is not about the product which is no doubt very good. We just never got a chance to try anything. When we discovered there was a patisserie near our B&B we decided to get some pastries for breakfast. My husband rode his bike to see if it was open (no opening hours posted online) and there was a sign giving the spring hours.

A little later we drove by, and were so pleased it was open (earlier than the spring hours suggested). My husband just mentioned in a friendly way that he had been unsure about the opening based on the sign on the door, whereupon we were treated to a most unpleasant lecture about how 'this is Salt Spring Island' where, basically, businesses can open and close at will depending on the whim of the owner.

At this point we felt attacked and left immediately. A huge shame. Incidentally, all other businesses we patronized on the island (including various artisans' studios) have clear opening and closing hours.

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Reviewed August 4, 2017

Everything we tried at this patisserie was fabulous so much so that we had to go back the next day to try some more. The tartes aux citrons (lemon tarts), chocolate chip cookies and chocolate almond macarons were our favourites. Wish we didn't need to leave the island so that we could visit again!

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Reviewed July 9, 2016

These guys are fantastic. Had some of the best canelles outside of Paris. My macaroon snob family gave theirs 5-stars across the board. Mushroom quiche was excellent, and pear almond tart was out of this world. Found them at the Sat am Mkt, but the French wife/husband team were delightful. Worth every calorie.

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Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Incredible!! Huge piece of chocolate tart at the Salt Spring Market. Brigitte is proper French. So I trusted that the tart would not disappoint.

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Reviewed June 22, 2016

So good! All hand made there. Typical french patisserie.
The vanille cannelle is taking you to France!

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