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“French flair in Whitianga”
Review of The French Fig

The French Fig
Ranked #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

A delightful cafe in Whitianga town centre. I almost bypassed this cafe for one on the waterfront but was very pleased I didn't. The cabinet was brimming with delicious food, making choosing difficult as I would have liked to sample it all. The wait staff were cheerful and obliging and the coffee was well made. The toilet facilities are as charming as the cafe itself, which has shabby chic style decor. The cafe tables are set amongst shelves of goods that can be purchased, adding to the ambience and making for an interesting setting. The pricing was reasonable giving good value.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We had lunch here for the second time and loved the food the service and coffee. The selection is varied and of great quality. We would highly recommend this cafe in the heart of whitianga

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Offering a limited menu with excellent coffee and tasty food. This is a small place in a strip mall that is unassuming. Don't judge by the exterior but come in and enjoy.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting a town as a coeliac for the first time it’s always a guess to choose a cafe that does reliable gluten free - and French Fig looked like the sort of place that would be a good choice.
I asked for the “Gluten-Free Corn Fritter stacks” as they were the most interesting looking gluten free option.

When it came out with Salsa and Salad, I enquired if the salsa & dressing were also GF - waitresses checked with kitchen, “No to both.”
Because of that, I asked if she’d double check about the corn-fritters... waitress comes back from kitchen, “Ah actually they contain some gluten.”

Big question mark as to how a cafe can label something as gluten free when it actually contains wheat!

I then went and talked with the chef who went through the rest of menu about what could be GF - and I finished up with poached eggs, which were very tasty.
Coffee was good.
Non gluten-free husband’s Seafood Chowder was apparently good.



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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We had a warm welcome here in this cafe, staff were very accommodating with our questions and the food was tasty.

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