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“Good except for the flaky pastry”
Review of Pamplemousse Cafe - CLOSED

Pamplemousse Cafe
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Coming back from France, I was really craving for authentic french style flaky pastry croissant. Not the usual fluffy ones found in the US. Having gone a few times. It was hard to decide whether to award a average or very good rating to this place.

Pros:
Lots of curb appeal. Beautiful pastry case
Nice sidewalk tables in the warm weather, great for pet owners
Moist and delicious mousses, creme brulee, fondant cakes,etc.
Sandwich fillings are tasty, quiches are fine.
Plain croissant are flaky and buttery when freshly placed in the pastry case but mostly when taken home and re-toasted

Cons:
Slightly spendy
Almond croissant, almost no almond flavor or filling...cinnamon flavors predominated and the pastry was chewy. My advice.would be to try something else
Any dessert with a flaky pastry crust tends towards chewy. Don't know if this is production problem or display case issue (too moist, too cold?) But if you're eating
onsite...take a pass., If you're buying to take home and the pastry in question can be slightly toasted....then the problem is solved. However some pastry desserts like a
Mille-Feuille (aka Napoleon) do not lend themselves to heating well. when heated they melt into a sweet pile of goop around the now flaky pastry. ...

But in overall it's a pleasant place to stop for a break or lunch.Coffees and teas are fine.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Thank Pria T
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

This a good spot for a coffee & pastry or a light meal with quiche, sandwiches, etc. Good coffee, nice decor. Any visit is a good excuse to take home some pastries, too. Macarons, Napoleons, tartes, mousses, eclairs, and those ever-so-hard-to-find canneles.

Outdoor tables are nicely enclosed from the sidewalk for an illusion of privacy.
Only criticism is that the canneles are consistently too browned-almost burnt. Not as they are in Paris, but the flavor is great.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank carol22b
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

A cafe with a French flavor. The food was very good. Quiet enough to visit with friends. Staff was friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Thank Cynthia P
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

So everything I've had here has been really good. I especially like the ham and cheese croissant and also the sea salt cranberry chocolate chip oatmeal cookies they make there. I'll usually have a coffee or mocha with them. All their baked items tastes really fresh. Price is a little on the expensive side, but worth it to me as there's not anywhere else similar to this in Redwood City. Outdoor seating is nice when the sun is out.

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank timcyuen
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

I love the food here. Fresh and delicious. I love the roasted vegetable baguette, the macchiato and Russian tea cakes. It has enough variety to satisfy any craving. Plus, the staff is super friendly.

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank Suja S
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