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The French Confection

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72 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Newport, Rhode Island
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

If your looking for a quick sit down coffee and a pastry snack this is the place! Fast friendly service..

Thank sandra r
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Cute little place with delicious fare. Excellent napoleons, croissants, and croque monsieurs. They have tiny versions of some pastries; this allows you to sample a chocolate eclair, a napoleon, etc. all in one visit, without discomfort. Good flavor selection of macarons with beautiful colors, sweeter than others we have tried but I didn't complain!

Thank Amateuse
Middletown, Rhode Island
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I live nearby and had never visited this little cafe and bakery. Boy, was I in store for a treat. I picked a box of different dessert confections to take to a dinner party and everyone found something they loved. I highly recommend this little place.

Thank barbararadebach
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Bought a dozen macaroons as a gift while staying in Middletown. The assortment of pastries made the choice very difficult. The macaroons were delicious.

1 Thank Callinan
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I like this bakery, but it seems, over the years, some of the pastries look and taste like frozen pre packaged foods. Perhaps the owner has been in this country so long he needs to go back to France to freshen up on his flavour. They are very nice people, but the pastries aren't as good as they used to... More 

1 Thank I4937PQmarkk
94Frenchy, Owner at The French Confection, responded to this review

Thank you for calling our attention to your concerns. We can assure you that we do not buy our pastries from anywhere else but we will start sampling ingredients and whole pastries more often to be sure that the recipes don't stray off course. If you have specific pastries in mind, we'd be happy to address those first. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Nice atmosphere. Great macaroons and decent sandwiches. But the bread and pastries don't quite make it as authentically French. But still, a good place for brunch or lunch,

1 Thank 627pw2015
Arlington, Virginia
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431 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I came here for coffee with a friend. The cappuccino was great and the pastries all looked divine though I didn't get to try them. It's a cute little place. Service is kind.

Thank DCTravelers69
Newport, Rhode Island
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

At first glance this is a small bakery with excellent French pastries. But it has become a "go to destination" because the lunch is excellent. My wife loves the lobster salad on croissant, while I am more a roast beef guy. Meat pies are excellent. Croissants are amazing but please keep away from my Napoleans. This place is the real... More 

2 Thank Rod S
Montreal, Canada
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this patisserie near our hotel quite by accident. It's terrific! The delightful owner chatted with my husband as I order quiche, lobster on a croissant and cookies to take out. Everything was delicious. We look forward to returning and sampling more of their French cuisine. Nothing beats homemade. This place is a gem.

1 Thank 768Roslyn
Newport, Rhode Island
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

From macarons to cakes to soups to sandwiches, the French Confection offers a wide variety to please anyone with the ultimate sweet tooth to others who simply would like a good soup and sandwich. The atmosphere is simple but elegant, enough to please a hungry customer with an appetite from lunch to dessert. Personally, I love the macrons, cakes, and... More 

1 Thank Vicky B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
French, American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: 14016197816
French bakery/pastry shop specializing in croissants, quiche, French macarons, tarts, mini desserts and cakes all made from scratch on the premises. Closed Mondays but open 7 days a week in summer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?