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Oct 17, 2005 01:02 PM

Bonjour Brioche-snotty service

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Gee they got the whole French thing down , right down to the snotty gallic service. I counted six people behind the counter on Friday and being the only person in line waited way too long.Not even a smile or "I'll be with you in a second", just rude , rude service. I'll go to Rose's Vietnamese cafe any day, two ladies behind the counter, regardles how busy it is ,smile and laugh, coffee that rules and the best sandwiches in the city.They kick butt(Diem Biem Phu!) Bye Bye Brioche guys stink.

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  1. I agree, where is this Rose's joint you speak of?

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    1. re: rj

      Rose's is a busy little Vietnamese joint on Broadview, south of Gerrard. Great Viet style subs, try the b.b.q pork ones, iced coffee and pretty good greasy spring rolls. It's decor ig pretty ghetto but the quality and atmosphere is authentic.Roses makes her own crusty rolls for the sandwiches, just dont eat them in your car. As a culinary professional (and a Frenchman!)I recommend it.

      1. re: mackston

        I totally agree with you. I go there now and expect very little service like a self service gas joint.

        1. re: mackston

          I remember passing by Rose's once, I only had a can of Vietnamese iced coffee, but their foods looked so good.

      2. An alternative for buttery croissants, pastries and dust-the-table-of-breadcrumbs-after-you-eat French baguettes is Zane's further east on Queen street (just before Woodbine). I can't remember if they make brioches or not.

        For delectable pies, I've had wonderful luck and great service from Attitude bakery on Queen Street (closer to Greenwood, I think). They also carry some of that sinful St. John's breads.

        1. I too agree with the attitude problem. However, I am so enamored of their croissants,that I bite the bullet and grab some for takeout once in a while.
          Rose's is great and really affordable.
          FYI, if you're looking for an address or phone number, you should know that the "Attitude" bakery mentioned by previous poster is actually Altitude.

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          1. re: Maureen

            Ooops. My bad. I used to call it Attitude when the other owners ran it (I got berated once for buying two dozen croissants for a brunch: "You knew about this and you didn't call ahead of time?! What am I supposed to do now that you're buying all my croissants? It will take me a few hours to make some more! I cannot let you buy them all!" -- you get the message). Great stuff but the 'tude was a problem.

            I think there's been a management turnover because the service at the front seems much friendlier the last time I stopped by for my sticky bun fix.

            1. re: gbsm

              Altitude makes the most fabulous banana cream pies -- rich and delectable without being sweet or cloying. They also do a kick-ass sour cherry pie. The pastry on both pies is outstanding. And, amazingly, their mini pies are unbelievably cheap, esp. considering they use top-notch ingredients.

          2. Thank You I so agree!! I was there for brunch and everyone was so not happy! I wouldn't call their service rude or snotty, they just don't put one ounce of effort into it! Does anyone no what is up with that? Someone must know someone who works there, is the managment bad or something?

            1. I was just there for lunch yesterday and the service was fine. My companion has multiple food allergies, and the waiter was quite happy to check with the kitchen staff about any possible problems with the items she ordered. Maybe I just got a good waiter on a good day!