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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

The baguettes are marvellous, as are the croissants, tarts, cakes and pies. It's like being back in Paris. You just can't go wrong here.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Delicious bread, beautifully presented decadent French-style cakes and treats, excellent choice and fabulous milkshakes for kids. I wish the hot chocolate wasn’t served in a glass, as it makes it too hot to hold (some cream to make it more scrumptious too please 😉). The...service counter to order at, is not a practical space; it’s a little cramped. Convenient parking nearby. Take-away options available. Great place!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2022

Great coffee, great service, amazing pastries! Only one thing I would change - there are no labels on the small pastries (in the cabinet with the macarons). Whenever I want to order something, I find the staff stand behind the register and don't walk over...to the counter. I'm pointing at something and they're asking me if it's the **enter french name of pastry here** and of course I have no idea. It's made even harder with the masks of course. Twice now my order has been wrong, but by the time it gets to me it is in a bag and I haven't a clue. Once I said I wanted the third one in the row, and instead I got 3 of something haha. Not ideal. Please add labels :-)More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

What a find! Just wish we had found this place earlier. Had the cinnamon scroll and the feta and spinach quiche..delicious 🤤

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

Superb pastry’s excellent coffee. Wish we could sample everything as it all looks so good. Definitely the best cafe we found

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 11 October 2020

mall French restaurant in the middle of Palmerston North. Some of the staff are Fench and they maintain a very high standard. Excellent coffee and although small it is a great place to get something a little different from normal NZ food.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 October 2020

Whenever we are in Palmerston North we make sure to visit this place at least once as we love their mushroom croissants. Unfortunately, the last time we ate here we were disappointed by the service. There were no mushroom croissants left in the display window...so we asked the lady at the till if they maybe had some more out the back. She said that they still had plain croissants so it would be no problem to make a mushroom one. Great! When we received it though, the mushroom filling was fridge cold! Not just "food has gone cold", but like, "it has just come out of the fridge"-cold and as such it was definitely not nice to eat... Not sure if it was an oversight or the result of annoyance of having to prepare something new...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 20 September 2020

Alexandres is a real treasure to have in Palmerston North. We are so lucky to have such an excellent French patisserie in our town. The cakes and pastries are perfect and cannot be faulted. To order beautiful cakes and large versions of the various tarts...and cakes can be made. Coffee is always excellent, to be recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 11 July 2020

Good selection of savoury items for lunch. Croque monsieur was really good. My wife really liked the coffee and my hot chocolate was excellent.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 5 June 2020

Coffee and a large array of cakes and treats greeted us here, there is a sweet treat for everyone as well as french bread and other temptations. A lovely find tucked away in Coleman Mall

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 22 February 2020

Tucked away in Coleman Mall is a tiny French patisserie. On entering I found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. There is seating outdoors but lacking in decor. A few potted trees/ shrubs would give the court yard a French style. Inside I...thought it was lacking ambience and found it quite sterile. There are magazines to read which is good. Cabinet food with freshly baked bread and rolls which looked very appealing. I made the decision to go sweet and selected a Mille feuille. Unfortunately I was dissapointed instead of a flakey,crispy, airy patisserie it was hard, cold and lacking in flavour. Not the first bad experience with a patisserie here. The coffee is Inca Fe which I personally did not like. I have been to patisserie in France and I was looking forward to a taste of French experience in Palmerston North but was disappointed.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 11 December 2019

We passed by on out way back to the car about to head home to Napier. We were intrigued and stepped inside to be wowed by the cakes and pasties in the display cabinet. Amazing presentation, just like a French patisserie. We just had to...stop for one more coffee....and enjoy a cake while we were at it. Wow! I had an almond croissant and the Mrs had a cake with a French name I couldn't possibly spell right - and they were every bit as good as they looked. The coffee was perfect, and even the staff were super nice. This place was off the charts good, some of the best cakes and pastries we've had anywhere in New Zealand, as good as anything I have had in Auckland or Wellington. I wish Alexandra Patisserie was in Napier - and that's about the highest praise I can give it. It was wonderful!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 23 October 2019

I love this little cafe. It is so different to all others. It is very French and a lot of the customers if you sit there long enough seem almost French. The food is very nice and the coffee too. If you have a sweet...tooth this is a good place to go.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 8 August 2019

Absolutely love going for lunch and they make the most AMAZING desserts!! Try anything and everything as I assure you that you will not be disappointed in the dessert selection. The vanilla cheesecake is like eating air its so light and delicious! You will enjoy...and feel like you have landed in France.....More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 19 June 2019 via mobile

Great service backs up a tasty range of French style pastries and sweet offerings. Coffee was good, and location off the square near the library is great

Date of visit: June 2019
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Yes, Alexandra Patisserie offers takeaway services.

Alexandra Patisserie is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5