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“Wow! Delicious, memorable food and great coffee and tea”

Sweet Dreams French Bakery
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Murchison
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Stopped for a late lunch on a Sunday enroute from Golden Bay to Christchurch, and remembered having read of the Patisserie which had opened in Murchison. Only two items left in the Pie warmer at 1.30pm, but oh! what delicious pastries they were. Butter chicken for Mama, and the potato, cheese and onion pie for me - Yum! Melt in the mouth pastry, and fabulous fillings - just wow! Lovely service and somewhere calming to sit away from the highway - pretty in pink......we finished our lunch with a caramel topped choux, filled with the most smooth chilled custardy cream - divine - if there had been another I would have eaten more, and Mama enjoyed an almondy Speculaar slice which she devoured with a contented look on her face. More seating is to be installed in the front of the Patisserie in September, and we look forward to eating here on our 3 monthly jaunts to Golden Bay as we travel in each direction.

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Thank Julie D
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

What a brilliant little place, we chanced upon it whilst seeking a coffee and something to eat. The selection of pastries early in the morning was fabulous and we were so excited to be able to buy authentic pastries and most excellent coffee from this delightful cafe (take away cups only as they do not have a toilet - a public loo over the road though, that's legislation for you). The owners are incredibly helpful and if walnut bread is available, buy a loaf - its great for lunch on the go with some cheese or soup.

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Thank melanie s
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

It's great to see this sort of enterprise anywhere in NZ let alone Murchison. There was not much of a selection buy noon but I tried a pastry and purchased a loaf of bread for later. The pastry fully met expectations but the bread was very ordinary even though it looked great. Nothing like the light crispy bread sticks of Paris it was heavy and poorly risen. Must be the cold weather.

Thank gemido
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We loved everything we tried - an absolute must to visit ! Pastries are fabulous. A bit of Europe in Murchison!

Thank Fefum
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

One of the good things about the longer detour for southern travellers from PIcton to Christchurch now that the Kaikoura route is out of action, is this gorgeous French Bakery in Murchison. The coffee and the pastries are the best ever! We had not been expecting it so it was a lovely surprise - I chose the cranberry custard twist and a pain au chocolat which was divine and I didn't want to share. My husband had an Angus beef and chillie pie and as he is a pie expert he gave it a 10/10. Worth the detour. I am going back on our return trip to stock up!

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Thank Keren M
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