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8624 Germantown Ave, Apt 1, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2857
+1 215-247-5959
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Hingham, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The French bakery was indeed a CH institution, so many fond memories. But when we visited a few weeks ago it was bizarre. Full of weird hoarder-like clutter and it looked dirty too. I feel sad about this and don't really want to say anything bad about them. Something must have gone wrong,something serious. It breaks my heart. I'm not... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Less that 3 months ago I had breakfast at The French Bakery. Our food was decent, the ambience was not. Returning today, we had very mediocre food and, bitter, stale, old coffee ( even after asking for "fresh coffee"), and, we found ourselves sitting in a place that has more clutter than it did 3 months ago. Boxes, clutter and... More 

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Thank _ceilhendrickson
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

I'm glad to see others feel the same. I live in Chestnut Hill and set foot in here once and was done. I left without ordering anything. The ceiling is stained and falling in. The floor is sticky. I felt like I needed a tetanus shot after visiting there.m There is nothing French about this place- skip it. If you're... More 

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Thank Kim5164
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I've been going here for at least 10 years, and every time, it's like visiting family. The owners are so nice, and will remember you forever. The food is painstakingly good, right down to the fresh baked goods and the best damn cream of broccoli soup in the world. Yes, it's a bit shabby, but you know what, I love... More 

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Thank Liz H
Havertown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

About once a year I have breakfast or lunch at The French Bakery. The food is good.... BUT, is it right for the current managers to get a pass on cleanliness? Especially in a place where food is prepared and served. This small restaurant is cluttered and dirty. It gets worse each passing year. It is not a food cart... More 

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1 Thank Cecilia H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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194 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Not the best bakery. Not the best bakery in Chestnut Hill - try Bredenbeck's Not the best "french" bakery. Nothing great.

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Thank Ann P
Paris, France
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

When we are in Philly, we spend a lot of time in Paris, we have a standing order for the almond, chocolate & butter croissants all excellent.

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  • Address: 8624 Germantown Ave, Apt 1, Philadelphia, PA 19118-2857
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-247-5959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?