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Financier Pastry Shop

merrygerry Nov 29, 2013 04:36 PM

Just to say that while Financier might be a nice place to have a coffee, I have just been burned for the second time by buying an inedible stale cake there for a holiday. The first time it was a large sacher torte purchased at the Gold Street location. This time it was a small flourless chocolate cake purchased on Fulton. I don't usually purchase cakes except to bring to someone's house so I don't know if the problem is that they make a large quantity for the holidays some time before they are sold. No one finished the piece they took and and no one wanted the leftover cake. I am not going to complain again to them as last time they pretty much said "tough".
I will just say to myself "fool me twice blame on me" and not buy another cake there.

  1. k
    kathryn Nov 29, 2013 05:24 PM

    I've had stale macarons from them, perhaps just a general turnover issue?

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    1. re: kathryn
      merrygerry Dec 4, 2013 07:24 AM

      Have also thought the macaroons stale

    2. m
      mla19 Nov 30, 2013 06:48 AM

      Agreed. Went once to the shop in Grand Central and never again.

      1. f
        foodwhisperer Dec 3, 2013 09:37 PM

        I too have had stale or bad tasting pastries at several downtown locations. Their coffee is made by Stonestreet Roasters in Brooklyn and is good.

        1. Motosport Dec 4, 2013 07:42 AM

          I have never been disappointed with the pastries at Eric Kayser!! Better croissants than Financier too.

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            Pookipichu Dec 4, 2013 07:56 AM

            Financier is awful, they haven't been even ok since they expanded past the first shop.

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