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French, Cafe
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

Hmmm. No greeting at all by host. Rather rude in fact.Bought $50 for family lunch later in day. Plus a coffee in shop and croissant

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024

The French Baker is fantastic. I’ve been going there for years, mainly for the coffee but also for the atmosphere. Terrific staff, brilliant location and a huge asset for Greytown.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 September 2023 via mobile

Food was hit and miss. My brioche was fabulous, the salmon average. My friend had an eclair which was stale pastry, and ham and cheese croissant which ok. Coffee was fine. Not the friendliest staff but not rude. Overall experience pretty average.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023 via mobile

Great stop for a coffee and lunch. We were in Greytown for the weekend and was keen to immerse ourselves into the local cafe scene. This was one of the busiest cafe/bakery around and with seats outside, perfect for taking our Dog. Food was excellent,...atmosphere casual and service friendly and attentive. A great place to have a wee taste of France.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023

Greytown is lovely, we thought a coffee and snack would be fab , choose the French Bakery but were very disappointed in that the bread rolls were very cold, dry and hard when coming out of their front display....clearly they weren't todays bake...filling was very...minimal too, quiet disappointed , Coffee was nice but not very hotMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023

This is a great bakery and has good range of bakery goods both bread and patisserie. Its always been a must visit if we are in town. On a recent visit, they appeared to be short staffed as the tables were not being cleared and...crumbs were left/tables unwiped. The friendly trusty rusty was busy on the till (multitasking serving customers and taking orders as well as providing what service he could. Miss Sad was concentrating on churning out the coffee's. I counted at least 2 -3 young men coming out from the back to replenish supplies for the shelves, warmer oven, cutlery, water glasses, serve meals from the kitchen etc. At one point I asked one of these fellas to clear a and wipe the table (NOBODY likes to eat on top of somebody else's detritus!. He managed to clear one table but did not return to wipe any table and left dishes at the next table. I figured they were really busy in the kitchen but they either need to employ more efficient staff or limit customers as the environment was becoming unhealthy with the uncleared tables and chunky crumbs on the floor.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 April 2023

Funny how things creep up on you and become a comfortable ritual and habit. By far my favourite Greytown venue, the food selection is modest but excellent. The coffee very good. We’re lucky to have Rusty and his business. It’s the sort of small town...business that knits you into belonging. It’s a high street cafe with an easy pulse.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 19 May 2022 via mobile

Great food, coffee and excellent service. Good range of freshly baked bread and pastries to takeaway. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

Beautiful French patisserie and the best coffee in New .Zealand 😃 the consistency of the food. coffee and friemdly, professional service is always a highlight of our weekend brunches.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 22 April 2022 via mobile

A great team offering excellent service and wonderful food. Good coffee and nice atmosphere. Nice to see the staff greeting many customers by name. Well worth stopping in.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 29 January 2022 via mobile

Staying across the street we decided to go to The French Baker for breakfast. I had scrambled eggs with bacon on ciabatta and my wife had salmon instead of bacon, both meals were delicious, coffee and the pot of tea were also good. Totally agree...with other reviews this place is pretty good, evident by a very steady stream of customers. Nice job TFB, we will be back.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 11 January 2022

This bakery and café is very pleasant with a wide selection of french treats and New Zealand staples. The coffee is good and the service was fine.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 29 July 2021

We were in Greytown to enjoy and spend up at the Festival of Christmas but was totally shocked at the rude service I received here. Popped in early for a loaf of bread on Sunday morning - tried to make conversation with the "gentleman" serving...which was met with monosyllables and zero friendliness. Wow, really?? Too early for you to make a customer feel valued perhaps? Maybe stay in bed then. Clareville bakery is only 5 mins up the road remember...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 5 July 2021 via mobile

Delicious pastries, consistent high quality. Outstanding barista who warmed up our cold mornings this weekend, did not get her name but she was a star

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 23 May 2021

Nice cafe on the main drag of town. Very good pastries and some great tarts. Bread is not bad either.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Response from Brownkiwi99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes simple lunches, filled rolls etc. I really enjoy this as a light lunch when driving north out of wellington. Really nice French bread and lovely pastries. Good coffee, my choice for lunch in this town.
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French Bakery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5