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French, Cafe, European
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Vegetarian Friendly
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South Kensington
0.3 miles from Natural History Museum
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

Quite a mice selection of pastries. All that we had were quite good. I admit the ones we had in Brussels were a bit better as the creme waffles were served warm and these were cold. Very hood, nonetheless.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

We went to the patisserie for my birthday cake which I always purchase on 23/24 December each year. Prior for today visit I was there yesterday and had spoken to one of your staff. Apon entering the premises I was poached by an asian lady...and I was discussing the size of the cake and the make-up of the cake. When your waitress Asian (who was excellent) showed the Cake to me I realized that it had too much white base ( murenge ). Both our waitress and the barman agreed on that and they called the manager who was insisted it was okay - and when I asked her to compare the finishing with the cake on the display she started telling me no to touch the cake even thus I didn't . I said to her repeatedly that - I am a regular and local for over 25 years and asked her if I could speak with the Italian lady or Bresilian and Australian lady who worked there but she laughed and told me that he's been manager there over 10 years. I agreed to order one with the waitress if they could make the cake make up nicer. Unfortunately the new Italian manager come to the till area and started again to lecture me about the size of the cake and told me if I want I could leave and she will call the security. We complained again and repeatedly said ( this is not the type of customer experience I always received ) but he refused to change the cake, because according to another gentleman who was shouting to me and calling me names and saying to back to your country. and your Manager supported this behaviour and make a lough about it. My wife came and pay while I was telling the English man to mind he's business and I can see the lady -manager mocking with all the people inside the bakery. The service was very slow response from the team because the place was not full but other customer where there and other came to wait and even Interfered in my order. ( I dont know is this because I was brown colour or is a custom to insult client and humiliate clients and of course the lack of professionalism from the manager ruined our day. For sure I will never visit the place again and I do not recommend it to anyone visiting. I will also make this experience available to my friends/familly/and the locals authority. From the insult that I received from the gentleman who was calling me bad names/its clearly a hate crime and when he repeatedly said go back to your country the staff and manager laughed.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

My friend and I stopped by here for coffee and Merveilleux treats. They are fluffy merengue like desserts that are covered with almonds, hazelnuts and other toppings. Kinda tricky to eat, and a bit too sweet. We ordered two and came in a cute box....Fancy!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

Sadly going downhill. Sandwiches used to be great. Now there is very little filling, too much mayonnaise (why mayonnaise in a mozzarella and pesto sandwich?), salty and poorly executed. Salmon very salty, skimpy and fatty fillings for egg, tuna, goat cheese. Also seems like the...quality of the fillings are not as good. The brioche are noticeably smaller. Must be the cost of expansion but not a fan anymore. Looks better than it is.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023 via mobile

This is a superb stop off for coffee and an amazing choice of cakes/pastries. Pavement tables and chairs in entrance to Leadenhall Market. We picked a nice day to sit out which was great with friendly service and good choice. Also good for takeaway all...being prepared in front of your eyes under an amazing chandelier. Definitely worth a visit to snack or just to look through the window.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

food was absolutely amazing and couldn't believe how good the desert wa, i really enjoyed the crossaints

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023

Superb café, well represented beautifully clean. Professional and courteous staff really nice pastries reasonably priced. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023 via mobile

I walked here each morning during our stay in South Kensington for coffee and croissants. Take away service was quick, with coffee made to order. My wife was happy to enjoy breakfast in our hotel room. There is a nice variety of baked goods and...we loved everything we tried. The coffee was excellent too.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 4 February 2023 via mobile

Coffee and a large Brioche Bun highly recommended start to the day. The coffee is great, I had a flat white which was better than those from large coffee chains. I wanted to sit in all day trying cakes and the great selection of sandwiches....Opted for a large Brioche Bun which was delicious. Great food and polite staff. Will visit again!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2022 via mobile

Great cakes and brioche! Staff is wonderful.. definitely will be back for a coffee and your delicious pastries

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 28 February 2022

I was walking past and noticed the shop window crammed full of large round buns which turned out to be brioche with either chocolate chips, raisins or just plain. The smell inside the shop was divine and I ordered a large raisin "Cramique". The two...ladies serving were very friendly and informed us that all pastries and cakes were freshly made on site. The Cramique was indeed delicious, light, fluffy and not too sweet but super fresh.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 4 February 2022

Stopped at this cafe in Northcote Rd with my Nanna for afternoon tea after seeing the meringues in the window. The smell of the bakery was amazing. We had 2 of the meringues (1 large & 1 small) which were filled with a flavoured cream...(we had chocolate & coffee). We visited in August 2019.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 11 December 2021 via mobile

Food and drinks were great just a lack of choices and not that late in the day. Covered area with outdoor seating. Good atmosphere

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 11 December 2021

I stumbled across this bakery in which I had breakfast on two successive mornings. The raisin brioche buns were lovely as was the melt in the mouth meringue served with the coffee. Very nice people too.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 30 November 2021 via mobile

Wonderful little bakery. The brioche were fantastic and really good quality coffee. I couldn’t believe how reasonable the prices were given the excellent produce and friendly service. I would highly recommend and will return next time I am in London.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Hi, I never seen it as aux makes very few specific cakes (check the website). More chance at La Patisserie St anne!
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