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US$3 - US$16
European, French, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 10 April 2021

What a brilliant establishment! From the French greeting, baked on site fare and excellent service, you are transported to another country - right on a Whakatane Main Street!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 7 April 2021

We called in here on Easter Friday and bought a ham and cheese roll, almond croissant and a slice of lemon tart to have for a picnic lunch at Ohope Beach. We didn't even make it out of the cafe, as the smell of coffee...(which I drink rarely) was so enticing we ordered coffees and ate the almond croissant out in the courtyard! We returned the following day for brunch but a lot of our favourites were sold out. However we still enjoyed the Eggs Benny croissant and Breakfast Croissant, plus a slice of almond tart. We also bought some hot cross buns. We returned on Easter Sunday for more lunch supplies (the same as Friday) and again loved the food. The staff were all so welcoming, greeting everyone with a cheery "bonjour!" I hope to return to Whakatane to live one day and this place will be my regular!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 17 March 2021

I was looking for something to buy for breakfast this morning but I'm not a fan of McD's. I also don't like panini's from cafes because I find that they load up the front and there's no filling on the rest. I got a takeaway...breakfast croissant, heated. It was delicious and packed with ham, egg and relish. I will definitely be getting them in the future when I want a treat or am running late :) I also want to go back on the weekend so I can enjoy the cool atmosphere.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 25 February 2021

Best croissants, good coffee and lovely setting with friendly staff, great way to start the day. The breakfast croissant was delicious and nutritious.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 25 February 2021

Best croissants and good coffee, perfect start to the day with friendly staff and relaxed outdoor setting.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 12 September 2020

A quick lunch all 3 of us ordered seafood chowder, there was a bit of a wait for the food, but they did all arrive at the same time. The weird thing was the chowder, while very tasty was heat level of just tepid ....We then reviewed the menu to say under the title a mention of 22 degrees, so we are assuming this is the temperature it was intended to be served at. As in the title, this is our fault for not reading the menu properly but we did find it not that pleasant to eat at that temperatureMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 2 September 2020 via mobile

We have only recently started visiting Whakatane. We love the atmosphere of L’Epicerie, seems all the friendly staff are French. The croissants are fresh and very good. This will be a regular stop in the future

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 29 July 2020

This pastry cafe is worth a visit. There isn't a huge selection but the quality options they do have are enough. The chocolate custard croissant is delicious. We will come back from Tauranga again solely for that croissant.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 20 July 2020

We tried to go for breakfast because of the reviews, but sadly they were closed when we arrived at 09:30 yesterday (Sunday). The Trip advisor said they were open!

Date of visit: July 2020
ChloeL86, Owner at L'Epicerie Larder, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2020

Bonjour Ken, We have forgotten to adjust the recently changed opening hours on the Trip Advisor platform for the cafe and we apologise for any inconvenience it may have caused you. The mistake as been fixed now. Best Regards,Chloé

Reviewed 27 May 2020 via mobile

Awesome coffee and the Apple croissant is just amazing great and friendly service will definitely be returning again 👍🏼👍🏼

Date of visit: May 2020
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Yes, L'Epicerie Larder offers takeaway services.

L'Epicerie Larder is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5