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The French Confection

72 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842
+1 401-619-7816
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (5 reviews)
“pastry” (3 reviews)
“macaroons” (5 reviews)
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72 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent enough bakery, desserts, and sandwiches to satisfy most needs and hungers. The shop is charming and clean inside, great service, and an appetizing array of baked yummies. However, there were a few missteps imo that preclude me from giving a higher endorsement. The eclairs...More

Thank Chang- G
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you are traveling to Newport stop in here and get your fill of great French pastries and sweet hospitality from Karen and Xavier, the owners. There is a ramp into the building with a landing so that you can open the door. They have...More

Thank Califanna348
Reviewed 23 May 2017

if you need a croissant fix. go here! if you want an authentic madeline or french cake, run here! splendid, quirky, fresh, not a chain store. local family!

Thank Martha C
Reviewed 4 January 2017

If your looking for a quick sit down coffee and a pastry snack this is the place! Fast friendly service..

Thank sandra r
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Cute little place with delicious fare. Excellent napoleons, croissants, and croque monsieurs. They have tiny versions of some pastries; this allows you to sample a chocolate eclair, a napoleon, etc. all in one visit, without discomfort. Good flavor selection of macarons with beautiful colors, sweeter...More

Thank Amateuse
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I live nearby and had never visited this little cafe and bakery. Boy, was I in store for a treat. I picked a box of different dessert confections to take to a dinner party and everyone found something they loved. I highly recommend this little...More

Thank barbararadebach
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Bought a dozen macaroons as a gift while staying in Middletown. The assortment of pastries made the choice very difficult. The macaroons were delicious.

1  Thank Callinan
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I like this bakery, but it seems, over the years, some of the pastries look and taste like frozen pre packaged foods. Perhaps the owner has been in this country so long he needs to go back to France to freshen up on his flavour....More

1  Thank I4937PQmarkk
94Frenchy, Owner at The French Confection, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Thank you for calling our attention to your concerns. We can assure you that we do not buy our pastries from anywhere else but we will start sampling ingredients and whole pastries more often to be sure that the recipes don't stray off course. If...More

Reviewed 1 May 2016

Nice atmosphere. Great macaroons and decent sandwiches. But the bread and pastries don't quite make it as authentically French. But still, a good place for brunch or lunch,

1  Thank 627pw2015
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I came here for coffee with a friend. The cappuccino was great and the pastries all looked divine though I didn't get to try them. It's a cute little place. Service is kind.

Thank DCTravelers69
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 401-619-7816
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French bakery/pastry shop specializing in croissants, quiche, French macarons, tarts, mini desserts and cakes all made from scratch on the premises. Closed Mondays but open 7 days a week in summer.
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