We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

L'Epicerie

73 The Strand | Quayside Building, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-308 5981
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“crepes” (23 reviews)
“croissants” (18 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
European, French, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
73 The Strand | Quayside Building, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (156)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 9 August 2017

I have breakfast here quite often. The coffee is great and staff are very french! The breakfast menu is delish, you must try the crepes.

Thank margot3120
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Merci beaucoup, thank you very much for your feedback. A bientot!

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Great brekkie with even better service! We got as far as the crepe selection (1st page) but it was devine. Ended up picking up some take away lunch baguettes too

Thank mofrills
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Merci! Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad that you have enjoyed your breakfast as it's a good way to start a happy day! a bientôt! See you next time!

Reviewed 16 May 2017

L'epicerie offers lovely savoury and sweet pancakes with a variety of delicious fillings all through the day and at very reasonable prices. We needed 'lunch' at about 3pm and were delighted to stumble upon them. The guys were pleasant and helpful. Highly recommended.

Thank H3913LQdavidl
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

Reviewed 28 April 2017

They had brilliant service and when the food came out it was absolutely magnificent! The food was tasty and well plated. i would definitely go there for breakfast again, it was one of the most amazing meals I have ever had.

Thank kysa41
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Growing up around Whakatane durning the 80s/90s we had fish and chip shops and the odd basic cafe,I left to explore the world in 2000, Now when I come back to visit, L'Epicerie it's a must, best French cafe I've been to in the world...More

Thank Jdub182
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We had an absolutely delicious breakfast on Anzac Day. Crepes with ham, eggs, spinach and a touch of hollandaise. Warm, friendly welcome and excellent service. Can't wait to come again!

Thank Anne-Marie B
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Coffee was great and...although not vegetarian the goats cheese baguette is to die for. Fully recommend. Great to walk in to hear bonjour! Feels like your in Paris with friendly service to boot.

Thank Ellen W
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic coffee, and croissant to die for! Great place to sit on your own and watch the world go by over a delicious pastry and coffee, or have lunch with friends. They even do great decaf (their own roast! ) and offer almond milk!

Thank AmeliaRenee83
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Nice French food and worth walking to as it's in a bit of an odd location. Really good croissants are worth a try.

Thank Alistair P
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Took my daughter for a treat. We destroyed the crepes in under a minute. Lovely and light with real cream. Excellent coffee. They also have an impressive cake and pastry selection which I was too full to sample. Also a nice selection of savoury cafe...More

1  Thank gedmother
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Babinka Restaurant & Bar
293 reviews
.01 km away
Spice Junction
197 reviews
.01 km away
PeeJays Coffee House
176 reviews
.30 km away
Soulsa Restaurant
173 reviews
.53 km away
Nearby Attractions
Whakatane River Walk
159 reviews
.07 km away
Mataatua: The House That Came Home
89 reviews
.41 km away
Kohi Point Lookout
64 reviews
1.53 km away
Whakatane i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
40 reviews
.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from L'Epicerie staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 06:59
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 The Strand | Quayside Building, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-308 5981
  • E-mail
Description
Bonjour! Welcome to L'Epicerie Cafe and Creperie. Discover this little piece of France in Whakatane, enjoy a crepe, a galette or one of our delicious pastries served with an organic house roasted Apteryx coffee. Our friendly team will welcome you with a smile and do it best to offer you an unique experience. For delicatessen goodies and bread visit our newly opened sister shop "L'Epicerie Larder" on commerce street. Bon appetit et a bientôt!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing