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“Average and nothing more.”
Review of The Patisserie

The Patisserie
Ranked #5 of 17 Dessert in Johannesburg
Description: It is situated in the old centre right behind Thrupps
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Description: It is situated in the old centre right behind Thrupps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought with all the hype, let me go and visit. Mmmm. The benchmark in Northern JHB is Fourno's Dunkeld. Size wise the two venues are totally different to be fair. So one would expect small and intimate = better quality on all fronts. Far from true. Service was pathetically slow, coffee was McDonalds comparable, quiche which is a signature dish, good but not great, baked goods? Drive around to Fourno's Dunkeld where quality is a 100% guarantee every time. Not worth the visit, average food, average baked goods, VERY pricey, and a very limited menu offering. Definitely not a top 20 JHB venue.

Thank einesweetie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to work from a coffee shop today, and since this one has been consistently voted one of the best, we thought we'd try it.

Beautiful pastries and cakes, and the ones we had were tasty - Vanilla cupcake and Chocolate Brownie with cream cheese (a bit like a cheesecake) was very good.

Situated in a small shopping centre, one can sit on tha balcony or inside the shop.

I do recommend this for a quiet coffee and chat.

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Thank David L
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

I love enjoying a sweet nibble and a coffee here at times during the day – it is well situated and close to several businesses. The sweet treats ensure that we keep on returning! The service is wonderfully pleasant and personal. Plenty of parking in the center.
Ideal for coffee & cake, breakfast or lunch.

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Thank Kardoesie
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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

The Patisserie still has a charming vibe and snappy service. Cakes are great. Sandwiches and pies for lunch were average and expensive. And coffee really needs a refurb. With all of the excellent artisan coffees with real latte art really is past time that Patisserie caught up.

Thank Matvl
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

In 2016 some classmates and I interviewed the owner as part of an MBA project and he told us that quality is king. Indeed overtime I have been there the food and drinks are above & beyond the normal cafe, cakes, patisserie offerings. I would recommend the chai latte and the red velvet cheesecake.

Thank Kiki_M23
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