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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Janjou Patisserie

Janjou Patisserie
Ranked #1 of 18 Dessert in Boise
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: French, Cafe
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Janjou Patisserie, an artisan boutique bakery in Boise, Idaho is dedicated to creating hand crafting pastries, cookies, and savories to satisfy your craving for a little something fresh, delicious and truly extraordinary. Janjou uses only the finest ingredients, such as Valrhona chocolate , vanilla beans, organic eggs and seasonal fresh fruit. Janjou uses Cloverleaf Creamery local, artisanal butter and milk from Buhl ,Idaho which is free of GMO, hormones and antibiotics. We use no artificial ingredients or preservatives so everything we make tastes of what was used to make it.
Boise, Idaho
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257 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

This is definitely the best coffee and pastries in Boise. If you are after dilute coffee and donuts - never mind. If you like excellent coffee( not overroasted) and great pastries- this is your place. The owner is a lovely lady who makes everything from scratch with her team of bakers. The place is rather small but immaculate.
My wife has discovered it and fell in love with it.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
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“GO! TRY!! GET HOOKED!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

After hearing friends here in Ketchum rave about how much they love Janjou, I finally had to try it for myself so I made the 2.5 hour drive. To say it was worth it and exceeded my expectations is an understatement. This is probably THE BEST almond croissant and coffee I've had in the US. It truly felt like I was in France. Don't let the location fool you. Bon appetite!

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Meridian, Idaho
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“Pastry par excellence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

Best in Boise, bar none. We go often, even though we buy more than we should. Expensive, but you get what you pay for. There is no comparison for something like croissants. We did a taste test with Coop's croissants and Coop's tasted like Sysco made them. But jonjou's were buttery, delicate, yet the right texture. A latte and a couple of pastries is heaven .

Visited July 2013
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“A little bit of Europe in Boise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Janjou has the freshest pastries available west of New York. I tried the pain au chocolat, croissants, lemon tart, caramel tart, and a bostock. All fresh and at their peak. These are pastries you don't travel with. You eat them there... in one sitting. :)

Visited April 2013
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Boise
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“Go Here. NO REALLY Go Here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

Best Coffee in Boise. Best Coffee I've ever had in the United States. Pastries are oh so perfect. The croissants to die for. It is everything you would expect from a small quality pattsserie. Really a remarkable establishment for this town. Hey, the pastries are not HUGE and they are not CHEAP. They are appropriately sized and fairly priced for the level of quality. Can you tell I love ths place?

  • Visited April 2013
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