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French, Cafe, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1.5 miles from Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to stop outside and this is a great place for coffee and pastries. Not cheap but a huge selection to temp you. Note however that it is some way from the centre of Oxford.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 September 2023 via mobile

For my daughters 40th birthday party I ordered three cakes from Gatineau in Summertown… Chocolate Framboise, Larieux, and Tarte aux Fraises. They were delivered the following morning well in time for the party, and looked absolutely amazing! “But how did they taste?”, I hear you...ask! Well, I have never seen cakes disappear so quickly, with plates and forks licked clean! They were superbly delicious! Well done Gatineau, and thanks from a very pleased dad. XxMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Debora Brand, General Manager at Gatineau, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

Awww that is such a nice review. Thank you so much for your kind words, we are really happy that you have enjoyed the cakes and happy belated birthday to your daughter from all of us! We really appreciate you choosing our cakes for this...More

Reviewed 4 September 2023

Best pastries in North Oxford. Ordered a savoury and sweet pastry - faultless. Coffee wasn't great though and hopefully that will improve (server argued with me about that they thought a flat -white coffee was and how everyone else in Oxford was doing it wrong).More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Debora Brand, General Manager at Gatineau, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

Thank you so much for your review and feedback. We are looking to do a refresher coffee training with the staff as soon as possible so we can ensure same standards throughout and better quality. We appreciate your comments. All the very best from all...More

Reviewed 15 July 2023

I went twice for coffee and cakes. The French breads and cakes and chocolates looked amazing but the coffee was not up to the same standard. I had an abricotine(?) which was fabulous - very crunchy pastry with soft gooey apricots inside. The other cake...was disappointing - I think it was a rum baba but it did not taste remotely alcoholic and was very small and bland. The coffee was in a very small cup and was pretty tasteless. It was made by a young man who was having trouble working the machine - maybe he was new. They said they were a bakery not a coffee shop and it showed - but perhaps they should look into improving the coffee side of their offering to match the great bakery selection.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Debora Brand, General Manager at Gatineau, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

Dear Oebalia, thank you so much for your feedback and review. We appreciate it very much and will ensure that our staff receives refresher training in coffee making so they are all up to the same standard. I apologise if someone told you we are...More

Reviewed 29 August 2022 via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast- not too expensive- with patisserie as good as we’ve had in France! Nice cups of coffee and tea and a pleasant space to sit outside that’s dog friendly!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Gatineau_Ltd, General Manager at Gatineau, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2022

Hi Andrew, thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our products and your time with us. Hope to see you again! All the very best from all of us at Gatineau.

Reviewed 7 March 2022

Why save up for a mortgage when you use your life savings to buy the best pastries in oxford instead! LOL JK its delicious but over priced...More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Gatineau_Ltd, General Manager at Gatineau, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2022

Thank you for your review Ali. Since the Pandemic and Brexit we have been hit with several price increases from ingredient and packaging suppliers - butter alone has doubled in price over the last few months. As it has also been a struggle to find...More

Reviewed 24 November 2021

The coffee was average, decent French like cakes, slightly overpriced. Visited twice so far, suburban location.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Gatineau_Ltd, General Manager at Gatineau, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2021

Thank you for your review and feedback. Our prices are fair and in line with what an artisan high quality product should be. In fact, some of the chain brand bakeries are even higher price for lower quality. There's a lot that goes into artisan...More

Reviewed 12 October 2021 via mobile

I don’tknow how to get in touch with( I have made the order on your site by this Friday-15/10/2021 But nobody answers me. The order is 16826 Maybe, u will see here and write me back by the email? Thanks in advance! IrinaMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Gatineau_Ltd, Owner at Gatineau, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2021

Hello Irina, thank you for leaving a message here and on our Instagram and also the emails you sent to us - all messages received and responded. Unfortunately we don't have a team to work 24 hours answering all the emails and messages that come...More

Reviewed 21 August 2021

Lovely bread, cakes, pastries. Love the quiche and a good cup of coffee. All looks wonderful as soon as you walk in. Very friendly staff and very welcoming.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Gatineau_Ltd, General Manager at Gatineau, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so happy you enjoyed our products and our staff made you feel welcomed. Looking forward ro seeing you again! all the best from all of us at Gatineau.

Reviewed 28 November 2020

Several neighbours and I have enjoyed the delicious treats from Gatineau now and again during the pandemic. We all particularly love the Viennoiserie. This morning’s batch were as delicious as ever and we all get a lift from a bit of luxurious French baking. Thank...you so much.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Gatineau_Ltd, General Manager at Gatineau, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2021

Aww, thank you so much for the lovely review. It is so rewarding to hear that our efforts to stay open through the lockdowns has paid off by seeing the little moments of joy we can bring to the households with a buttery croissant or...More

Reviewed 31 October 2020

Consistently fanatastic bread and viennoiserie. Everything is delicious, our favourites are the traditional bageutte, vanilla brioche and almond croissants. The homemade jams are exceptional -we recently had cherry and it was the best we have tasted by a long margin. Service is always impeccable and...friendly Thank you to the staff, it has been really appreciated that you have been open through the months of restrictions.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Gatineau_Ltd, General Manager at Gatineau, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2021

What a lovely review, thank you so much for your kind words. We strive to always do our best and we are happy that this comes through on our products and service. We will always stay open - unless we are not permitted for some...More

Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

Simply the best for French breakfast in Oxford. Tha almond pain au chocolate is a favourite of mine.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Gatineau_Ltd, General Manager at Gatineau, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2021

Oh yes, they are my favourite too! They are the best with a cup of coffee in the morning - keeps you going all day. :) Thank you so much for your review and all the best from all of us at Gatineau!

Reviewed 8 August 2020 via mobile

We had our fourth visit to Gatineau this morning, & wished we had heard of this place sooner. The staff are super warm and friendly, and have made us feel so welcome every time we come. We have sampled many of the Viennoiserie (croissants, pain...au chocolat & raspberry creation) for breakfast and they were gold standard. The patisserie were so beautiful to look at, and even more beautiful to eat. You can taste the quality of the ingredients that they are made with, we can’t wait to try even more. The sandwiches were delicious, thick crunchy bread, enveloping salty salami and sour cornichons, transporting me back to France. They have little bags of treats like madeleines, langue du chats, and florentines that our friends have been very grateful to receive. We couldn’t recommend this place enough! Although this place is 50 mins drive from our house, we keep finding excuses to return! Don’t leave it as long as we did to visit! Tres Bien!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Gatineau_Ltd, General Manager at Gatineau, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2020

Such a wonderful review. Thank you so much! And thank you for coming from so far for our goodies. We feel so flattered when clients tell us that. All the very best from all of us at Gatineau. ❤️

Reviewed 5 August 2020 via mobile

Almond Croissant and plain croissant to die for. Campaillou, Sourdough and ciabattas bread - yum yum. Quiche - oui oui In short this is a great and personal gastro delight. We travel 10 miles for these on a Saturday morning. Give it a try, you...won’t be disappointed. An Oxford French gem.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Gatineau_Ltd, General Manager at Gatineau, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2020

Merci merci :) Thank you so much from coming from so far for our products and thank you for the lovely review. All the best from the Gatineau team.

Reviewed 5 August 2020

Best bread and croissants The cakes are amazing , the service is friendly The campaillou is delicious

Date of visit: July 2020
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Gatineau_Ltd, General Manager at Gatineau, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2020

Thank you so much Jul. All the very best from the Gatineau team.

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