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French Pastries Cafe

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1005 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1883
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun 07:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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San Mateo, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

There are not cases and cases of baked goods on display, but what they do have a just terrific. The cookies and muffins are lovely and just dying to be eaten. The cakes and pies are beautifully decorated and just look delicious. And the French pastries are glistening with gooey goodness that not only look fabulous, but are baked to... More 

Thank 415Mark650
Prescott, Arizona
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177 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Crispy flaky pastry with creamy custard that is not too sweet. Almond horn with that nutty flavor and dark chocolate. Yes I'll be coming back for more. Next time I'm going for crepes and I'll get the pastries to go. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Thank travelercb212
Chandler, Arizona
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This bakery was right across the street from our hotel. We had a 6 hour drive home so we just stopped in to pick up a snack for the trip. The cheese and cherry Danishes we chose were absolutely delicious! Will definitely stop there again the next time we are in Carlsbad.

Thank mollohla
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76 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

This place is tucked away behind the 7 eleven gas station. We were getting gas and saw it by chance. The service was quick and the food was great. Be sure to save room for a fresh baked pastry. We will make this a place to eat at when in town.

1 Thank Flashwpb06
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94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful breakfast at this tiny cafe/bakery. I had a savory crepe with spinach, chicken in a creamy sauce. Hubby has a sweet crepe with custard, grand marnier orange sauce which he loved. Good coffe also.

1 Thank jpasta
Carlsbad, CA
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Great breakfast place. Good coffee, fresh ingredients, crepes and good prices. Staff are helpful and work hard to please. Breakfast is served until 2. Pastries and baguettes are excellent also. Always get croissants and pastries for guests from there. Never disappointed.

1 Thank Magaroons
Marana, Arizona
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220 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

This bakery has a great selection of pastries - from almond croissants to eclairs to almond horns. A friendly staff and good service. But, its all about the pastries.

1 Thank l1106410
Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Hidden gem. Wonderful location for breakfast. Small but popular with locals for the pastries. They also have a small seating area for fresh food from their kitchen.

2 Thank AstroPHX
San Diego, CA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

Reasonable prices and amazing food in a low key, local place. I eat here every Saturday and the cakes and pastries are amazing. Good people and great service.

2 Thank bocephs
McHenry, Illinois
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

We were visiting Carlsbad over Christmas time and was looking for a local breakfast restaurant and found this cafe. They have a good breakfast selection and excellent bakery options.

2 Thank Jennifer S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1005 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1883
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?