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Le Retro

Pirin Street 19A | Entrance From Otets Paisiy Street, Bansko 2770, Bulgaria
+359 87 766 0306
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sandwich” (60 reviews)
“croissants” (42 reviews)
“bread” (29 reviews)
French, Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Pirin Street 19A | Entrance From Otets Paisiy Street, Bansko 2770, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely love this place, the sandwiches are so fresh and tasty and can be made to requirements. We visit at least twice per week. The kids love it as the owner is such a lovely friendly person and shows them the great cakes and...More

Thank Teamflear
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We have been at Le Retro twice and it was amazing. Great food and great staff. Unfortunately, we could not visit the place the last three times we were here because of the inconsistency in the opening times. The first time we went 20 minutes...More

Thank stefanmS9914VD
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We visited Le Petit Nicolas on two consecutive mornings last week for breakfast and on each occasion loved the food and the experience. The owner is a dedicated, self taught baker and patissier, producing gorgeous croissants, baguettes and seasonally influenced patisserie fresh every day. The...More

Thank MickyBulgakov
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Sweet and friendly café in the heart of Bansko.. Really good prices especially in coktails.. Try also the hot chocolate.. Really superb!!!

Thank Olga55Iv
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I spent a few days in Bansko and went to Le Petit Nicolas every morning because it was that good! The croissants were delicious, especially the almond one! The sandwiches were also fresh and can be taken to go. It is a cute little restaurant...More

Thank Lala M
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We are realy dissapointed. We chose this restaurant based on the Trip Adviser reviews. We walked 1.5 km for nothing. The name was changed with "Le petit Nicholas" and it is no space inside. They have only 3-4 tables for 2 people. It looks like...More

1  Thank Alin D
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This place makes big coffee chains look like amateurs. Service is with a smile, pastries and coffee are excellent. Do not leave without a jar of jam.

Thank Ana3233
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We had our breakfast here! Good coffee and excellent home made breads and patisserie!!! The croissant and baguettes are great! Nicolas is a modest and friendly man. He is a bread perfectionist and learned his skills in Toulouse!

Thank ErnstenMarc
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

I went this place after I see Trip Advisor’s good feedback. It was my first time to be in Bansco. Small but very cute French style place. Coffee was great and sandwich was so tasty. Croissants were even better. You should try them. I ended...More

Thank MMM_242424
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

The service was excellent as same as the quality of the food. He is the only one in Bansko having French cuisine.

Thank P4799PEandreab
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 5
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pirin Street 19A | Entrance From Otets Paisiy Street, Bansko 2770, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Blagoevgrad Province  >  Bansko
  • Phone Number: +359 87 766 0306
  • E-mail
We are open 1st December to Mid April & 6th July to 6th September. Le Retro is a small coffee shop and small restaurant/take-away/Bakery outlet where we serve freshly prepared sandwiches and salads which you can eat in or take away, as well as the perfect coffee, delicious croissants and homemade pastries. If you need a packed lunch for your day on the mountain, day trip or your airport transfer home, you can pre-order & have it delivered on your hotel or accommodation. BREAKFAST SERVICE - 8am - 11am everyday , enjoy our French bread, croissants with butter & home made jam or our hot grilled croque monsieur with Nicki's home made creamy béchamel sauce ...... plus freshly pressed orange juice and a choice of coffee & tea.
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