I looked forwards to writing a review for this patisserie as we had our best pastry here during our Paris trip. Sorta saddens me that previous patrons were scammed and yet feeling fortunate we were treated cordially and honestly during our visit.
My wife is still crying over how much she so misses her strawberry cake. My chocolate cake was very good as well. I forgot what the fancy names were for these pastries but check out the pics. These were, in my opinion, pastry good enough to buy off my allegiance.
We also ordered a coffee and two bottled waters. I think our bill was somewhere in the low to mid 20 euros, priced accordingly for its zip code.
Unfortunately, my friends and I found ourselves starving and stuck in the most expensive part of Paris. We thought we had found a nice little bakery to grab a sandwich to eat while we walked, but right as we ordered the lady asked if we wanted to stay and eat. We decided it wouldn't be a bad idea because it was a bit rainy outside - the first lady brushed us off to a waiter and they were not very welcoming or friendly. Upon being seated a waiter asked if we wanted water, and we asked for tap but he said only still or sparkling and proceeded to bring out glass bottles of still water without us really ordering them.
Long story short, our bill went from 18 euros for 3 sandwiches to 40 euros for 3 sandwiches, 3 small bottles of waters, and sitting down for 5 minutes. When we tried to ask about the extra charge he rolled his eyes, pointed to a small hidden sign (in French) that was supposed to explain the eating in charge, and then continued talking on the phone.
Basically, DO NOT GO HERE. It's a complete scam, and definitely not worth it.
SCAM! Gives Paris a bad name. We stopped by on our way to Hermes. We ordered 1 sandwich, 1 fruit cup, 1 toast, 2 cappucinos. The owner brought us in addition 2 croissants, 2 bottled water, 1 salad. We "assumed" they were part of the items we ordered. When we got the bill, we were charged for all of the aforementioned items. 65.70 Euro! Unethical business practice!! Though they bake their own bread & such, the croissants were worse than what I make with Pillsbury. I saw the owner pulling the same scam on another family near by. They were British and spoke of being on a budget. Looking back, we feel terrible for them since they can't afford the water and the other goods the owner forced on them. Do NOT go here. I wish someone can report them to the authorities.
Two cups of tea in small paper cups to go: 13.90 euro. Jesus Christo.
TWO THUMBS DOWN!
Summary: It's a TRAP!
This is a huge tourist trap, do yourself a favor and avoid it. This is one of those times that I'm absolutely kicking myself for not checking Yelp (or *cough* T-Advisor *cough*) beforehand.
To start, I'll say the pastries are OK. We tried a variety of cakes, a cookie, some cheesecake looking thing, and a chocolate flan pastry. The cakes were alright, average for Paris standards. The cookie was forgettable, as was the cheesecake and chocolate flan pastry. For food alone, I'd say it's average/below average.
Now the bill is where it killed me. First, we had asked for regular/tap water, along with a coffee and a glass of wine. The waiter said "yes", and then proceeded to bring out bottles of water, and had already opened the lids. We thought fine, we'll just drink it, even though we had asked or tap water to begin with. Then they bring out the bill:
-8 euros for a single slice of cake (if you're willing to pay this much for a tiny slice of cake, please do youself a favour and head to Lauduree for macaroons and cake)
-5 euros for single bottle of water!!!! I'm not talking big bottles either. 330 mL...
-4 euros for coffee
-8 euros for a glass of wine
Plus, they added surcharges (taxes) which should never happen (it's always included in Paris). We argued but he just responded by mumbling something in French and walked away.
Terrible service, average to below average food, ridiculous prices and mystery charges.... I don't think I need to say more....
Never coming here again!
I ordered one Coffee Macron, one Chocolate Eclair, one tiny Croissant, and two of their fruit drinks. The menu at the front where the bakery items has no items that cost more than 10 Euro; everything was pretty much 5 Euros or less including tax. Guess what my total charge was...
43 EUROS! WHAT A RIP OFF!
Also, my bill was hand written and completely illegible, so I did not know what I was being charged for. Totally should have checked Yelp and TripAdvisor before stepping into this place. This place has a history of overcharging their customers and ripping them off.
How rude! 1 Star!
WHAT A RIP OFF!
We visited here before we hit Louvre.
2 tiny small roles & 2 cups of Americano
plus, 2 small bottles of Evian water we DID NOT ORDER.
Guess even harder:
YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING~!!!!!!!!!
Total scam...AVOID these criminals!!! Was charged 35Euros for 4 rolls and a tea! Only good reviews on here are from the owners... The pastries are not even good & the marked price on pastry counter is much lower ( 1$ a croissant ) and they claim because you sit down they can charge whatever they want, even if x5 times the marked price.
Go instead to bakery Paul, where they respect their customer & do not scam you. Absolutely low point for Paris. AVOID AS THE PLAGUE!
This cafe charged us for items we didn't order and used prices different from the posted menu. Dishonest and illegal, we have reported this to Visa and asked the charges to be refunded. If you are scammed by these guys then you should do the same.
Total ripoff, when I went back to complain other customers were also complaining.
The toilets were also unsanitary.
Avoid at all costs.
I can confirm what others have said here. We ordered the petit déjeuner, which seemed to include everything (coffee, OJ, toast, eggs). We were brought items we did not request (water, additional croissants), and charged for items that were supposed to be part of the breakfast (coffee, OJ, toast). The charge for the toast was €13! The total bill was €88.60 when it should have been less than €30. It's clear from the reviews on this site and others that this place specializes in ripping off tourists. It was our only such experience during a 10-day Paris vacation.
The food is actually decent, so I don't know why they feel the need to use fraud.
No idea how anybody can possibly rate this higher than 1 star. If I could go negative I would. I ordered a small coke and a Croque Monsieur, which comes with a side salad. What I got was a large coke, a Croque Monsieur and the largest salad on the menu (which incidentally was still a small salad). The waiter made his own decision that the side salad that comes with it was too small for me and that I needed something bigger. What should have cost me about 12 euros came to 26 on the bill.
I argued with the manager/owner - btw, two other American families had also argued with him while I was sitting there eating - and he defended that he brought everything I requested. He's a liar, a cheat and everyone should avoid this place like the plague. It's too bad as I had a decent time in Paris, but this place ruined it.
I paid with a 20-euro note expecting change, and the owner put the money in the till and walked away. I argued to get my change, but short of a physical assault and eventual dealing with the French police, I decided to let it go and write a poor review to warn others.
To the owner/manager: You, sir, may have gotten an extra 8 euros from me, but you'll never have my respect, certainly not any return business and if I can have anything to do with your business failing due to poor reviews and people fleeing your restaurant quickly, then I'll get my satisfaction.
Stopped in here on a cold, rainy day for coffee and pastry and it was wonderful. The staff was very courteous and jovial - the man behind the pastry counter was singing. I had the best macaron I had in all of France, the mocha macaron, and highly recommend it. We wound up getting soup and sandwiches, too, which were very good, and the bill was not outrageous, it was what we expected, since we ordered from the menu, knew the prices beforehand and knew that things like water were extra. I'm sorry others had bad experiences, but that was not at all what I had experienced; we had a wonderful meal and dessert and were very happy with our service.
Just to confirm that nothing has changed, we had our most expensive breakfast of our trip at this restaurant in March 2013; and it should not have been. It was a 99 euro petit dejeuner for four. We went there our first morning in Paris while waiting for our hotel to be ready.
Just as others have said they brought water that we didn't ask for and I can only imagine what I paid for our coffees. They didn't itemize the bill. I was shocked at the price, but as it was our first meal and we didn't have a feeling for what it should cost. Our next similar meal ran about $40 Euro.
I wish I had checked Yelp.
Avoid this restaurant!!!!!
Yes the other reviews are right. SCAM. Do no go in. It looks very relaxed and like the prices are reasonable, however, they add a bunch of fees like everyone else here has said. Our meal should have been about $35 Euro and it came to 80!
They bring you water without asking and it cost us 7 euro. The side salad which he made seem like it was included was more then the main at 12 euro, and the cappuccino's came to 15 euro for 2.
There was a young couple there before us that just wanted two sandwiches and the owner stole his glasses to make sure he paid the inflated costs and pushed him.
Please don't go here, it is a total tourist trap.
Stopped in this place a couple of times for to-go sandwiches and a baguette since it was close to our hotel. Went back for dinner, expecting to pick up something similar. We were rushed to the back restaurant area and told to take a seat after selecting our items from the front display window.
Once our croque monsieur and piece of pizza arrived, we were asked if we wanted salad. We agreed to a small salad to share and were brought two salads (iceburg lettuce drenched in olive oil). We also had water, which came in small, but opened bottles, despite wanting tap water.
Then came the bill - 46 Euros!! Our 6 Euro sandwiches turned into 2 plats du jour (19 Euros) and our one small salad turned into 2 at 10 Euros each!. The water was 3.50 each AND the VAT was listed separately. We decided not to argue and to chalk it up to getting scammed in order to get out of there as quickly as possible.
This place really leaves a sour taste in your mouth - do not patronize this place!! What a disgrace in a city with such amazing food!
After touring La Madeleine Cathedral, my friends and I took a quick coffee and pastry break at Aux Delices de Manon. We enjoy illy coffee, a macaron, and a coffee eclair. All of the items were good.
This morning when a little cafe
called Aux Delices de manon on 400 Rue St Honore - basically they raped the american tourist - $81Euro for two croaques madame - coffee - juice - and the sandwich was avec salad they asked us Motzerella or Avocato - and charged $25 euro for the two salads we will fight with American express they are despicable this was a very casual place in a nice location - but they are definitely not to be trusted. so is there a place you would report them to? They basically stole from us - I will not have to pay as AMEX will dispute - but I want to call the police - I'm very upset I pay 600Euro for lunch yesterday - no problems - but the 81Euro breakfast was robbery! Ce la vie - qui! they will get theres just makes me angry when people take advantage.
Jávis reçu cette lettre lorsque des notre voyage a Paris les 17 April 2009,,Mon amis qui a voyager des son cote,,Il est sommelier a Los Angels.est restaurateur lui même ,,je suis dons la restaurassions aussi!!
est cela mais fait mal que des clientes part déçu avec un goût amer dons loure bouche penser que il vont avoir un Délices!!!
Je suis déçu étant que français qui travaille a l'écluse bar a vine , de recevoir ça lettre ..
La question est que faire ???? car il fout arrêté ça!!!
This is a bunch of scam artists posing as a restaurant. Pleas take a look at the reviews on Trip Advisor, which are spot on: I had two croissants, two toasted baguettes (which I didn't ask for), two coffees, and two bottles of water (again, didn't ask for) and was charged 40 euros! My only regret is not refusing to pay. Avoid this place at all costs. It's sad places like this exist.
Two glasses of sugar sweetened orange juice: $25 on May 25, 2011. That's all you need to know!
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