258 106th Ave NE, Bellevue
Nice ambiance / decor but staff were preoccupied for a wine party that evening and bordering on the negligent. Wish they would close the shop in that case, wouldn't have bothered.
I had intended to stop quickly, but the atmosphere was so chill I stayed for breakfast. I enjoyed a delicious and airy croissant with my americano.
Oh my goodness! This place has the best French pastries! My wife says they are as good as what she had in France! I haven't had any in France, but these are better than I have ever had, and the people are VERY friendly. (Not THAT "very friendly"! Geez, get your mind out of the gutter!)
Came in. Was directed to a display table and told that was what we could order. Ordered 4 pastries and 4 drinks at a cost of $45 before tip. Found our own seat. Upon sitting down, no silverware, no napkins. Get our food. Pastries are cold, even drip coffee takes a long time to come out (20 minutes, still waiting on a refill.) see other diners food being served and it's breakfast sandwiches and cooked food that was not on the display table and ask where this information is (I was a little pissed) and was taken to a location with the menus, behind a counter not around the display table or wall menu. After being handed a menu, I finally asked for silverware, which is then delivered to our table after the food has already been there. Now my kids can order a filling breakfast. So now I have a second check to pay for. Food is okay, coffee is good. Process needs a lot of work. Put the menu up front. Or seat people and give them a menu before making them make a decision based on a display table that only has pastries. Updated: they comped the food that was ordered after we finally got the menu. Better communication and better process would really make this a 5 star experience. The food is good. Just check in on tables and people if you're going to ask for a tip from the check. Thanks.
I love the atmosphere of this place! I came here a few weeks ago to have a farewell lunch with one of my friends. We were both very impressed by the decor and how "bougie" it felt haha and were surprised by how good the food tasted! I knew their pastries are delicious but I didn't think the crepes and salads would be as great! I got the salmon crepe and definitely recommend! For $15 it comes with a hefty amount of smoked salmon. Their chai lattes are on the lighter side though, but still delicious. Not as sweet as Starbucks but then again Starbucks is super sugary.
Atmosphere was great and food was even better! Friendly staff greeted us when we walked in and asked how we were. They made great food recommendations. Sat down and walked around to look at the wine. Gentleman who took our order came by and told us that our coffee is waiting for us.
Atmosphere was great and food was even better! Friendly staff greeted us when we walked in and asked how we were. They made great food recommendations. Sat down and walked around to look at the wine. Gentleman who took our order came by and told us that our coffee is waiting for us. Decided to do some Champagne tasting while waiting for brunch and when the food came, it was a beautiful sight and everything tasted amazing. Everything was extremely well done from the time we walked in until we left.
Nice bakery in downtown Bellevue. Had breakfast here along with a cup of coffee and the food was good. The formule brunch is an open faced sandwich with a side of potatoes. The sandwich was decent as were the pastries, which look good enough to tempt anyone on a gluten free diet. The croque madame came with a side salad. You can sit either inside or outside to eat. Definitely stake your claim to a table while someone else in your party orders the food. Prices aren't exactly cheap but the food is good.
I’ve been meaning to check this place out for a while. It had spacious windows and is in one of the newer Towers in downtown Bellevue.
It had more `French' or `European' vibe when we visited a year ago maybe. Today i can feel everything is more localized. Honestly pastries look way better than their lonely desserts (feel so leftover for Sunday morning?) in the case. Surprised that they don't sell bread any more. We had two brunch sets, food looks great for photography but not tasty. I can tell they used good ingredients just not enough turnover for better freshness. I feel the place is currently focusing more on wine tasting or private party instead of daily pastry shop operation.
Was trying to find a suitable brunch place for this weekend, and I've always enjoyed the bakery/patisserie setting for brunch (plus mimosas, yes please). Unfortunately, for the price point of our meal, this place was a bust. You pretty much have a set of two choices for the brunch plate which basically amounts to: bread, maybe a little meat or veggies, a whole egg, more veggies or a potato, and hollandaise. All this for 17.50, I guess I expected it to be... better, but it was just meh. Plus, and this sounds stupid, but they got my order wrong. Now, I didn't raise a fuss, because honestly it's not that big of a deal, but I figure when the options are limited anyways that kind of thing should happen. So, basically instead of the croissant I asked for I was given a piece of tough-to-cut bread on a noisy, lopsided plate. End of the world? Nah, and I feel silly even complaining about it, but it definitely detracted from my opinion of the place. Mimosa cost about as much as the food, but the upside there was that whichever particular brand of bubbly they put in there didn't give me a headache. It was a pretty typical mimosa price for the brunch places I've been to, but tasted better, so that kind of made up for it. Was the experience terrible? No, just too expensive to be as disappointing as it was. Will we go back? Probably not.
OMGï¼Œ Not just Chill our Fancy place. They are all delicioussssssss! Love every bite! So much enjoy ðŸ˜Š, will be add my favorite list
Really good coffee. Their chocolate eclairs are delicious. I didn't like crust on their tarts (wouldn't reccomend tarts) and it is pricey, but it is Bellevue so that is expected.
Fantastic croissant! It was a little pricey at 5$. I was just in Paris and don’t remember them being that much but they were very good.
As out of town visitors we were thrilled to discover La Parisienne. We enjoyed our breakfast so much that we came back a second time. Everything was superb and we sampled many items. Also, the owner was so welcoming and friendly. If we lived in Seattle, we would be regulars!
Had a wonderful sandwich and salad sitting out front. Really reminded us of a good french sandwich in Paris. Salad was - WOW too.
Phenomenal pastries, breads, and coffee ! We walked here from our hotel, the Belltown Inn on 3rd Street. Very friendly staff, two who were obviously French by their charming accents.
Wonderful baked goods and high quality products. Everything tastes as if you were in a French restaurant or bakery. The staff is very welcoming and professional. We loved the idea of a joint wine bar as well! However, prices are high for the quantity of food. $25 for 2 coffees, a croissant and a quiche seemed unreasonable. The quiche came on its own with no side, not even a mini salad. We both left still hungry. I would recommend this place for a to-go croissant, or maybe a quick desert, but not for a meal, unless your budget allows!
An absolutely fantastic breakfast, we can’t wait to return for dinner, especially to try the wines
Loved the baguette here and the sandwiches. Just tried to buy a baguette and apparently this bakery no longer sells bread. Kind of funny, but a bummer, because it was really good. I guess they're just a wine bar now.
It was my first time visiting here. Disappointed on service. The server was not respectful at all. It was very uncomfortable hearing when the server was giving advice to a newly hired server in front of us at the bar. We also got interrupted constantly between our conversations because he wanted us to pay when we're not ready to leave... Definitely not going back
Went in for coffee and hot chocolate. Had a delicous ham and cheese pastry. Very tasty. If you want something a little different with good service and smiles. Stop in. When the weather is nice eat outside. Enjoy!
Came across this when looking for an early spot for breakfast local to where we are staying. It is lovely. Excellent bread and coffee and really friendly people. I would say it has a Parisian feel to it except that the people in a Parisian bakery would be surly!
I've been here several times and have ordered the following: Chai Tea - good Croissant - good Almond Croissant - good but I wish there was almond filling in the middle Lemon Tart - the lemon tasted good, but the crust was so hard that I could not break it with my fork, for $10 I expected better Berry Tart - the custard was okay, the crust was so hard that I could not break it with my fork, for $9 I expected better Baguette - the inside of the bread was fine, but the outer crust was extremely hard I appreciate the wide variety of items. But, the quality of the food does not justify the very high prices.
Great service and a nice selection of what I'm guessing are authentic french pastries (I've never been to France, but these are what I imagine I'd find in their bakeries). It made for an interesting and tasty vacation breakfast.
Amazing food, huge wine selection, good service, great atmosphere. Highly recommend the avo toast, as an Aussie I couldn't pass it by.
Good location and decent food. Customer service is not as great. Looks like lots of trainees.
The associates that took care of us were great, and the food/ service were amazing! We will look forward to repeating this exceptional experience. Thanks for a wonderful evening.
Great desserts, food, and great coffee and service prices reasonable for Bellevue
Great bakery and a wonderful environment. Their croissants are super flaky and come really darn close to being in France.
Ate here several times while visiting Bellevue, and it was AMAZING every time. Delicious croissants, crepes, soups, charcuterie; lovely full menu. Wine is top notch, and if you're a tea drinker, try the French Breakfast...SO good. Hubby said the cappuccino was great too. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable, and the ones we interacted with were actually native French...go figure...which added a very cool, authentic vibe. Absolutely love this place, and highly recommend!
Came here with a girl friend for lunch this afternoon. The decor and pastries are superb! I order a cappuccino, a napoleons pastry and a little appetizer sandwich dish. The cappuccino was legit, no fancy art on the foams which was a bit disappointing. The place was busy but not too bad. The service was not very good, I waited for over 30 mins for the mini sandwiches to come. The dish was yummy but considering the price for this place, that was really not worth it. All in all, good but pricy pastries and slooooooow service.
What a lovely new spot! As soon as you walk in you feel like you're in Europe, with beautiful pastries set behind glass displays wrapping around the corner to the.... WINE WALL! Okay- good pastries, great coffee a gorgeous wine wall AND plants?! I'm hooked. It's a Taurus's dream European café right in the heart of Bellevue. The plain croissant I got was delicious- not "plain" at all but rather buttery and flaky goodness. The cappuccino had the right amount of foam (take it from a coffee snob), was smooth and creamy. Love the large windows that make it feel spacious and bright. The barista even brought me a plate, napkin and water after I was sitting with my "to-go" bag for a while- so thoughtful! Will most definitely be coming back
This French bakery is truly the best spot in town. All their food delivers a high quality presentation and taste. I highly recommend their croque madame. I have not tried something on their menu that I didnt like. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Love this place.
If you want the best European breakfast in Bellevue. Desserts are beyond words. Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Berry tart was amazing. Done in or to go.
Fabulous, but very expensive. Unique wine collection. Looks to have good wine bargains.
5/31/2019 Love the classy ambience. Very nice friendly service. Almond croissant was delish, flaky outside and tasty almond filling inside. One of the best I've had. And it's really big. Tea was rich and deep in flavor , from France. Wine bar also inside. Love the stylish yet comfortable ambiance of this place.
Sweeties are very tasty and not too sweet!!! I loved it! Hot chocolate is not so good, though.
We went there Saturday morning after a friend recommended the place a couple of weeks ago. The vibe is trendy and modern and fits into the glas highrise it is in. Unfortunately, they do think that this hipness needs to be reflected in the price, since most items were grossly overpriced! Eclair for $9, small creme brulee $8? The ordering process seemed fairly easy at the beginning, but has some issues they need to work out. We ordered two items for breakfast and some more items to-go... first the coffee arrived, 5min later, my ham/cheese crossaint found its way to our table and a very long 20min later, my husband looked for his missing almond crossaint. We didn't get the bag with the items to go yet, which we realized when we finished up. We walked back up to the counter and they seemed surprised the to-go items didn't get delivered. We spent a good hour there, with waiting and all... what would have happened if some of the items we picked were sold out by the time we left? I should not be chasing down my paid food and their process needs to be improved by a lot. The servers were very friendly though, but clearly confused at times. Now on to the food: - ham and cheese crossaint was heaven, delicious layers of dough and great amount of ham inside. YUM - almond crossaint, hubby wasn't too happy about the soggy bottom and the taste overall wasn't as good - baguette... OMG, best baguette in town!!! - apple turnover, I've had much better in other french bakery's in Bellevue. The pastry was pretty dark, dry and had apple sauce in it, it had the taste of store bought ones and not artisan. I expect some apple pieces and flavor in the apple filling. Overall, we didn't have a great first impression, but we will give it another go in the near future. I hope they are reconsidering their over the top prices on some items too, I won't be driving all the way to Bellevue if the food/price/service isn't a good balance.
Great wine place in Bellevue! Have over 120 selection of wine and the food is awesome! I love the charcuterie plate and the different types of wine. The people there are super nice and very knowledgeable.
258 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004