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Cafe, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 January 2021

This place has a name which is much fancier than its offerings or its furnishing. It aspires to a French café but it falls short. Which is not to criticise. It is a good place, but the décor and the tables and chairs don’t distinguish...it from any other café in any other small town. However the coffee was good and the almond croissant was well up to standard. We sat outside and talked to locals and made kind comments about their dogs.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 February 2020

Kept returning for more! Friendly staff and quick service. Eat in or outside and take-away. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 20 November 2019

We bought croissants & cake at the Patissiere Royale - they were lovely. But the coffee - sorry folk, not good, they were weak taste & not stretched. Would be a big factor in us returning.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 9 October 2019

I love their sausage rolls!! but there is so much to choose from. We recently had a large cake made for a work celebration. As it was so big I thought there would be plenty leftover but it was devoured. The staff are always friendly...and the coffee is greatMore

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 1 February 2019 via mobile

Visited this bakery for a breakfast stopover before went to Kaiteriteri. Have many options to grab and so tempting. For the taste, I prefer the other bakery. As a visitor (not the local people) I feel that they need to be more friendly 😀.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 24 November 2018

This little French style cafe has the most consistent quality supreme food in Motueka...their quiches are the best !!!!! Also their little French style cakes are most moreish. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Very nice selection of French pastries, nice coffee and friendly staff make this a good stopover spot.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

I know a bad cappuccino when it's handed to me and at Patisserie Royale I have never had a bad cappuccino! Pies are great, vibe is nice, and staff polite! Interior is a little cramped, and could do with a gentle spruce up, but otherwise,...I love stopping in for a coffee any time they're open.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

I haven't tasted a hot ham and cheese croissant like this since visiting a French cafe in takapuna auckland some 25 years ago. A lovely little cafe on the main road. Good food and friendly vibe.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Best patisserie in South Island. It reminded me small Bakeries and Cafes is Paris. Beautiful food and excellent service. This is a must visit place on your way to Nelson. Tiramisu is to die for. Apple turnover is melting in your mouth.

Date of visit: April 2018
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