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L'Epicerie

73 The Strand | Quayside Building, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-308 5981
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (21 reviews)
“croissants” (18 reviews)
“galette” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, French, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
73 The Strand | Quayside Building, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 154 reviews

Reviewed 16 May 2017

L'epicerie offers lovely savoury and sweet pancakes with a variety of delicious fillings all through the day and at very reasonable prices. We needed 'lunch' at about 3pm and were delighted to stumble upon them. The guys were pleasant and helpful. Highly recommended.

Thank H3913LQdavidl
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

Reviewed 27 April 2017

They had brilliant service and when the food came out it was absolutely magnificent! The food was tasty and well plated. i would definitely go there for breakfast again, it was one of the most amazing meals I have ever had.

Thank kysa41
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Growing up around Whakatane durning the 80s/90s we had fish and chip shops and the odd basic cafe,I left to explore the world in 2000, Now when I come back to visit, L'Epicerie it's a must, best French cafe I've been to in the world...More

Thank Jdub182
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We had an absolutely delicious breakfast on Anzac Day. Crepes with ham, eggs, spinach and a touch of hollandaise. Warm, friendly welcome and excellent service. Can't wait to come again!

Thank Anne-Marie B
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Coffee was great and...although not vegetarian the goats cheese baguette is to die for. Fully recommend. Great to walk in to hear bonjour! Feels like your in Paris with friendly service to boot.

Thank Ellen W
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic coffee, and croissant to die for! Great place to sit on your own and watch the world go by over a delicious pastry and coffee, or have lunch with friends. They even do great decaf (their own roast! ) and offer almond milk!

Thank AmeliaRenee83
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Nice French food and worth walking to as it's in a bit of an odd location. Really good croissants are worth a try.

Thank Alistair P
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Took my daughter for a treat. We destroyed the crepes in under a minute. Lovely and light with real cream. Excellent coffee. They also have an impressive cake and pastry selection which I was too full to sample. Also a nice selection of savoury cafe...More

1  Thank gedmother
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great place for a coffee and a genuine galette, or crepe. The staff are young, and often French travellers passing through New Zealand. The owners are committed to sharing some french experience with the customers. French decor and background music, and some tasty imported cheese...More

Thank bfawlty22
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

Reviewed 29 March 2017

At first I was a little put off by the small portion size of the food. I chose from the cabinet of Quiches and small pasties, and had a classic Quiche Lorraine, with a delicious coffee (in fact I had two). However, with keeping with...More

Thank Margaret O
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour! Thank you very much for this nice feedback. We hope to see you again soon! a bientot!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
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Average prices
US$13
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 06:59
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 The Strand | Quayside Building, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-308 5981
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Description
Bonjour! Welcome to L'Epicerie Cafe and Creperie. Discover this little piece of France in Whakatane, enjoy a crepe, a galette or one of our delicious pastries served with an organic house roasted Apteryx coffee. Our friendly team will welcome you with a smile and do it best to offer you an unique experience. For delicatessen goodies and bread visit our newly opened sister shop "L'Epicerie Larder" on commerce street. Bon appetit et a bientôt!
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