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“A coffee with a smile”
Review of L'Escargot Rouge

L'Escargot Rouge
Ranked #16 of 30 Restaurants in Akaroa
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A coffee with a smile”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

This is the best little stop for sustenance in Akaroa. The cabinet food is great, the coffee is excellent and the staff are delightful. Service is always accompanied with a smile. Not a lot of seating but hey that is minor.

  • Visited March 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Le Parisien breakfast a disappointment”
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

Looking forward to a taste of France in Akaroa we headed here on recommendations.

After a pleasant welcome from the staff and inviting cabinet food, we decided to order the Le Parisien breakfast off the blackboard menu. It promised baguette, pain au chocolat, croissant with jam, fresh fruit salad and yoghurt, orange juice, and coffee.

Nicely presented but the baguette was not a traditional crunchy, airy piece of Paris but a lame excuse made of white bread and shaped baguette-style. The L'Affare coffee, usually a brand of some note, was so poorly made it was undrinkable. Shame.

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Thank EJTH
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New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Could do better”
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Food and coffee were good, but the waitress was a bit miserable and could have been friendlier. Enough said.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank moochNZ
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Moerewa, NZ
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Toffee Biscuits”
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Wife and I dropped in for a Coffee got a toffee biscuit with it, food looked to be prepared onsite and both looked and smelt nice. Coffee was good Toffee Biscuits were so good we purchased a bag of them and took back to Christchurch with us

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Dan B
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Canberra, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Great coffee and cakes”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

We ducked in here for a coffee and cake and loved it so much we came back the next day for lunch. The coffee is superb and the 5 or 6 cakes, slices and tarts we tried over 2 days were all superb. Lunch was quite good, though not up to the standard of the coffee and cakes, and both days, service seemed a bit indifferent. Tables were also quite cramped with very little room inside so grab a take away coffee and a cake and then head outside to enjoy them among the stunning surrounds.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank LucyKate
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