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Reviewed 10 February 2023

If you want fat dripping, heavy sticky croissants à la Australienne - don't go to the Basket. These guys know how a real light croissant should taste like and bake them fresh and easy. I usually avoid almond croissants but even these were delicious, since...not too sweet and with the perfect balance of filling and dough. Coffee was good too.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 30 January 2023

Fresh and tasty croissants. So soft, crispy and freshly made, absolutely devine. Will come back again.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2022 via mobile

The staff are friendly and genuinely care, coffee is great and the pastries to die for, usually smell the fresh baked just out of the oven aromas as you walk up the street, great for breakfast.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 8 October 2022 via mobile

For me, it’s all about the coffee. I had one every day during my stay at Sawtell and was never disappointed. The pastries were divine especially given I was lucky enough to grab a cinnamon scroll straight out of the oven. The croissants were the...best I’ve had outside of Paris! And the customer service matched the quality of the food…just fabulous! Do yourself a favour, make sure you try this place.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 12 July 2021

Went with daughter & son in law for breakfast. It was served in takeaway boxes with wooden knives & forks “due to covid”! The coffee was also served in takeaway cups. The meals were supposed to be served on a bed of rocket & tomato...relish, none was there & when queried were told “nil stock”. No real apology or offer of a discount, so will certainly not be going back there.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 June 2021 via mobile

We purchased some croissants recently Rather small and $5 each , so great expectations Our regular Sunday breakfast is croissants with Pepe Saya butter and Ricardoes strawberry jam. These croissants were rather dry and needed extra butter , a bit "cakey" and similar to supermarket...forgettables And at over €3 , triple the price of France Not happy JanMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 30 January 2021 via mobile

First time here, we will most definitely be back. Lunch was delicious, staff are so friendly and efficient. Fresh healthy produce.... beautiful.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 29 January 2021 via mobile

What a great addition to the growing food scene in Sawtell. As we are unable to actually go to France this cafe gives a little taste of France without the huge trip! Croque Monsieur is a classic which can be a standard to judge cafes...in France by. The French Basket cafe’s would stand up in France in an honourable place. It is a tad expensive however very delicious. Love the choice of coffee’s on the ‘Long Black’ menu. Pleasant place to sit and I believe they have plans for added features in the future- watch that space!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 22 January 2021

This place is a great new addition to the Sawtell Cafe scene. They are making a space that has had problems in the past work well with friendly service, fresh-baked pastries and bread, and expert, light breakfast and lunch meals. I have also recommended the...coffee to my cycling friends who require the best. Today's meal was a salmon omelette beautifully cooked with a creamy caper sauce. I am typically not a fan of relatively bitter greens but what I think was rocket did couple nicely with the other flavours. One negative would be the over-toasted baguette; I understand that true French bread has a crusty edge but these pieces were so hard throughout that even with butter I could not easily bite through them. Next time I will ask that it not be toasted. I started with a chocolate twist pastry, French name not recalled but it tasted like to was just out of the oven and delicious so I won't forget to order one or three of those again. During my previous visit the service was provided by a male barista who was also working the register and seemingly doing paperwork as well. He was far less friendly than the genuinely pleasant and helpful attitudes of several staff today. My partner who understands the French culture better than I, suggested that maybe that is more similar to how some staff in French cafes offer service but today's approach made the experience enjoyable without being intrusive. I felt welcome and my special orders were done perfectly. Given the competition from other excellent cafe staff in downtown Sawtell, keeping the service friendly and helpful will help keep this new entry in business for the long haul, IMHO. They certainly bring a unique high, quality product. Dropping the prices on the breakfasts would also be a help.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 18 January 2021

The French Basket was a very welcome discovery when looking for somewhere new to try in Sawtell. The French treats are wonderful and the coffee excellent. We stopped for a quick bite en route to the cinema but the lunch menu looked so inviting we...are planning a return visit shortly. While there are a number of lovely cafes in Sawtell the French Basket brings something different. We look forward to sampling more.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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