Amélie's French Bakery & Café Park Road
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I don't know why, but I've reviewed this place like 10 times and my review and photos keep getting deleted. We love Amelie's. Today, we took a family bike ride for breakfast sandwiches and macaroons! Staff was friendly, there are bike racks and outdoor heated/covered seating
Extremely cute French cafe. They have seasonal drinks, food, pastries and desserts in a very cute and interesting Parisian style venue. Service and food were great. Well priced too.
Big time chain with a cozy and cute atmosphere. There's tons of seating in a basement style venue. A lot of the pastry looks really good, but if you're specifically seeking out croissants it might be best to go elsewhere. They are shipped in from a wholesaler, lack color, texture, and unfortunately flavor. Skip croissants but trying everything else might be better.
Came here TWICE this past week because the parents were in town and recently discovered Amelies. We really enjoyed both visits! The Good: first, the ambience is super cute! Kind of reminds me of an antique shop with French flair. As for the food, we all really enjoyed everything we tried. We tried several macaroons and multiple tarts. The tarts were the MVPs as they were delicious and not too sweet. The macaroons were also really good but were too sweet for all of us (none of us eat much sugar so were all probably too sensitive to it). We also got some crustless quiches and chicken salad on croissant. My favorite was the chicken salad sandwich. The chicken wasnt fatty or gristly and seemed to be all white meat, which is my preference. The croissant was also insanely delicious and not stale as other reviews have mentioned. In fact, all of our pastries and food both times seemed to be really fresh. The Meh: service wasnt the friendliest (except for the super nice lady who brought out our food - she was awesome). The ordering structure is confusing for newbies (see below) and I felt like the people working the pastry counter were impatient with us. Theres a lot to look at within the pastry area and it may take some time to decide. They werent busy when we came shortly after opening but I felt rushed making a decision on pastries. The Bad: if youre new to Amelies the ordering structure/process isnt clear and is confusing. One person takes pastry only orders and if you want anything else besides something in the pastry case, you have to place that order with a different person at the register. I get it but clear direction and patience would be appreciated. Apparently, if you order coffee, that comes out in the coffee bar area and not with your food. I think they call your name when your coffee order is ready but, due to the acoustics of the restaurant, I didnt hear a thing. Eventually, after I was almost done with my meal, I went in search for my latte and it was sitting on the counter. It would have been better if the cashier had let us know to watch out for our name or coffee at the coffee bar but I expected it to come out with my food. Like I said, I understand the structure of the food, pastry, coffee areas but staff were not helpful in communicating the process. Overall, we really enjoy the food and the ambience so we will definitely be back when my parents come back!
Yesterday my wife and I had the opportunity to visit this Amelie place. We were pleasantly surprised to see the beautiful decor and the atmosphere of the place. We have never seen a coffee shop so well put together. The array of chandeliers gives the shop a very unique look. Adam the manager is very welcoming and generous. He practically gave us a tour of the place and the business. He is a very good guy who is an asset to the organization. He makes you feel at ease and welcomed. I had the latte which was very well made to my taste and desire. This is a keeper. I recommend it to everyone.