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“Amazing birthday afternoon tea”

Julien Plumart Cafe
Ranked #3 of 13 Bakeries in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$16
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Exquisite French Patisserie and Café serving breakfast, light lunches and afternoon tea. We only use the finest ingredients to create beautiful and delicious cakes along with 12 sumptuous flavours of macarons. We served premium organic coffee and loose leave tea. Gorgeous birthday cake available daily. Bespoke celebration & wedding cake made to order. Macarons tower and favours also available.
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I visited for my birthday with a group of friends. The staff were really friendly and accommodating and everyone commented on how delicious and well presented the food was. I would definitely visit again.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

The décor at Julien Plumart Café has been given a bit of a makeover since my last visit with the outside painted in a bold red, but the tired atmosphere and service indoors fails to compliment the fine French breakfasts, lunches and patisserie that are on the menu. There are some rough edges that they seem not to be bothered about.

The Italian brioche sandwich, warmed with cherry tomato, roasted tomato, mozzarella, pesto and rocket made a tasty light lunch, but the lukewarm pot of Earl Grey from the Rare Tea Company at the princely sum of £3.25 has lost its gloss from the café’s earlier days, presented in a multiply chipped teapot crammed with an ill-fitting plastic strainer accompanied by a dented flask of hot water.

Table service is unfocused and customer eye contact is not easy as the staff appear to prioritise the front counter once the food is served, so further requests from my table were therefore not welcomed.

Julien Plumart Café is still worth a visit for the food, but it may no longer live up to being a go-to celebration venue.

Please Mr Plumart, get rid of your chipped teapot – it’s not a good look.

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Thank Darryl M
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Finding traditional portions of 'afternoon tea' too large, we thought this cafe fitted the bill perfectly for a birthday treat. In other words, a choice of delicious looking pastries to be savoured over a cuppa.The visit was anticipated for weeks. Whilst we cannot fault the pastries, nor the friendly service, we felt other aspects let the cafe down. First impressions as we walked in was of a tired, uninviting decor, not matching the beautiful, colourful arrangements of macarons and other delicacies. It was a huge disappointment to discover they did not have de-caff tea; a necessity for someone with a caffeine intolerance. Granted, there were alternatives, but tea and cake was what we went for! The wipe-down menu was dirty, a tea cup had a chip, as did a teapot. We enjoyed the pastries, both of us trying a combination of flavours not otherwise experienced; but, for what was a birthday treat, we left feeling 'flat' and disappointed.

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1  Thank Fliss11
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This is a little slice of France in Brighton. There are two shops/cafés, one on Queens Street and this one near Churchill Square. I prefer Queens St because it's less busy and you have more chance to be able to sit. The macaroons and special pattiserie are seriously good. There are absolutely no corners cut when they make these divine little creations.

2  Thank David M
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Two of us went to the Julien Plumart Cafe for coffee and a snack. The coffee and the pastries as well as the service were all excellent.

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1  Thank Edwin F
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