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Looking for great french pastries in N. Dade/Ft Lauderdale

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dlgc Dec 17, 2008 03:10 PM

We are planning our New Years Eve celebration and our quest is for the best french pastries we can find in the North Dade/ Fort Lauderdale area. Help please......

  1. The Chowfather Dec 17, 2008 03:32 PM

    have you been to croissantime? They may have what you are looking for
    www.croissantime.com/

    or

    www.paulusa.com/press.htm

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      dlgc Dec 17, 2008 03:46 PM

      Yes, we have tried Paul and we were not thrilled.
      We stopped into croissantime after dinner at Four Rivers next door and they were very rude as they wanted to close and did not want us to stay and look at what was left in the cases.

      1. re: dlgc
        The Chowfather Dec 17, 2008 03:56 PM

        I read about this place over in Hallandale Beach recently BUT have not been yet. Maybe someone else has. Paris Gourmet

        http://www.miamiherald.com/news/south...

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          dlgc Dec 17, 2008 04:01 PM

          I have lunch there many times and the salads are wonderful, but their selection of pastries is quite limited. Thankyou Chowfather for your help.

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          Munchkin Dec 18, 2008 03:51 AM

          C'mon, everyone knows you don't stop at a bakery or pastery shop at the end of the day!!! To be fair, try Croissantime again - early. Another option is Bonjour Bakery and Cafe, 1637 SE 17th St in Fort Lauderdale.

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        zook Dec 17, 2008 05:33 PM

        it's been awhile since I've been there; but croissanlicious (near Pine Crest, the school, not the city) had good stuff. There's a really great place in Lantana out east, the exact name is escaping me now; but it's something like bon pain (and not at all like the chain with a similar name). I know that's further than you wanted to go; but they do show up periodically at the green market at the Boulevard shops in Boca on Saturday mornings in season; although their selection at the green market tends to be limited to their awesome croissants and tarte tartin.

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          zook Dec 17, 2008 05:41 PM

          Sorry about the repeat with edit below:

          it's been awhile since I've been there; but croissanlicious (near Pine Crest, the school, not the city) had good stuff. There's a really great place in Lantana out east, the exact name is escaping me now; but it's something like bon pain (and not at all like the chain with a similar name). I know that's further than you wanted to go; but they do show up periodically at the green market at the Boulevard shops in Boca on Saturday mornings in season; although their selection at the green market tends to be limited to their awesome croissants and tarte tartin. The name of the bakery is Le Petiti Pain and it's located at 123 S 3rd St Lantana, FL 33462
          (561) 582-5844‎.

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          pilches Dec 18, 2008 05:26 AM

          Rendezvous in Aventura on Biscayne Blvd. where Office Depot is, has some beautiful looking pastries. Sadly, I haven't eaten them, but other people seem to really like their stuff. It might be worth stopping in and checking them out.

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            dlgc Dec 18, 2008 12:28 PM

            pilches, I'll take a ride over to Rendezous this weekend and take a look, thanks.....

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