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French Pastry Cafe

Open Now: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Great find. Terrific breakfast. Outstanding pastry.

Love this place. Unassuming little shop next to super market. Terrific choice of sweet and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Delicious pasteries at a reasonable price

We had a beautiful tart with amazing fresh fruit. They also had a wide choice of cakes and other... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Penn Valley, California
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4 days ago
“Great find. Terrific breakfast. Outstanding pastry.”
4 Mar 2018
“Delicious pasteries at a reasonable price”
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1005 Carlsbad Village Dr Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1883
+1 760-729-2241
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love this place. Unassuming little shop next to super market. Terrific choice of sweet and savoury breakfast. Can thoroughly recommend the Savoury Crepe and damned near anything from the pastry counter. Friendly attentive service.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We had a beautiful tart with amazing fresh fruit. They also had a wide choice of cakes and other sweet choices.

Thank Martha-two
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Got up late. Walked from my hotel to this little café with outdoor seatings. Got a deliciously panini with rostbeef, a crossaint plus coffee. Had my own paper. Sat for an hour. Was servered more coffee.

1  Thank Lars P
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The French Bakery is a Carlsbad staple. It has long been the go to for pastries and stunning cakes for a very long time. I highly recommend the chocolate covered macaroons. So moist. The dark chocolate is a perfect companion to the coconut. They are...More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is the place to go for delicious, fresh croissants and for my favorite Almond Marzipan Cookies. The cookies remind me of the years when I lived in Europe. You just can't find perfect ones, very often, locally. The young lady working the counter was...More

1  Thank Soulmates2012
Reviewed 22 June 2017

fantastic selection, very fresh even in the mid afternoon, absolutely top of the line. the staff was very helpful all my family was delighted with the selection. I am only sorry that I didn't find the cafe sooner!

Thank stephenc625
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Excellent place for breakfast or an afternoon treat. The pastry is outstanding. You won't be able to resist.

Thank Arnie310
Reviewed 19 July 2016

First off - a real French pastry chef, Olivier, runs this place. He is amazingly talented and pays attention to details. You can see a picture of him and his baby behind the cash register, where he is pretending to roll him into a pastry...More

1  Thank bkm425
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We have gone there for several years for bakery products. Finally tried their quiche and was impressed.

Thank Bob7779
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Tucked away in a smallish strip mall you'll find this great French Pastry shop. They make their baguettes fresh daily as well as other goodies. I am especially partial to their chocolate stuffed brioche. All their desserts are wonderful. Be sure to stop in the...More

2  Thank copejenney
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