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“oh those divine scones!”
Review of Bij Babette

Bij Babette
Ranked #2 of 10 Dessert in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$22
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: Bij Babette is located in a traditional Dutch 17th Century building in the heart of Haarlem.
Reviewed 29 November 2017

I simply love the variety of teas and blends with funny names, cakes and the amazing scones! beware of the portions: they are generous, which is unlikely in the Netherlands. People are super friendly here even when the house is fully booked and busy. I live in Haarlem and I love coming here with friends for a nice talk. The owner, Sarah, really knows about tea and if you have any doubts which one suits best one of the many cakes and sandwiches, just ask her.
And the serve coffee too :-)

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We tried to go earlier but it was too busy. Went back later in the day. It's quite small and when busy, can be cramped. The cakes looked nice but mine was a bit dry, although it was a big slice. Maybe it was just the end of the day. The crockery is all quaintly mismatched, but the lid didn't fit our teapot so it was getting cold and the saucers were actually spoon rests!!!

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Sarah H, Owner at Bij Babette, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Hi, I am so sorry. It sounds like you came on a really busy day. Could you email me on bijbabette@live.nl and let me know which cake you had as I would like to fix this. Kindest regards Sarah

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely scones and cakes. Tried and failed to replicate at home, so have to keep going back! ;-)
Great place for tea and sweets!

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

One of my fondest memories as a child, is sitting in my mother’s kitchen while she whipped up a batch of scones and lovingly made a pot of tea, which in itself was an artistic form of alchemy. No quick fix tea bags but an almost ceremonial preparation of warming the teapot, selecting the right blend of loose tea and allowing the tea to steep to perfection. A visit to Bij Babette transports me back to that memory.

Babette’s traditional scone is perfection, a generous sized scone served with home-made strawberry jam and one of the best clotted creams I have tasted. The selection of blended teas and the tongue in cheek names ( Prince Charming, Love Potion and Heal a Broken Heart – just to name a few) will have you smiling before you raise your teacup to your mouth.

Bij Babette is the perfect place to sneak in on your own for a treat, or meet up with friends for an indulgent Afternoon Tea (highly recommended!). Take the time to gaze through the front window at all the cakes on offer, your mouth will be watering before you enter the shop! What a wonderful place.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Went in on a weekend, ordered their chocolate cake and apple pie along with a pot of tea for 1 and a coffee. The cakes were awfully dry and did not taste good at all! Total cost: €17.50. Don't recommend this place at all. Avoid and go elsewhere for your cakes.

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Sarah H, Owner at Bij Babette, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Hi. I am so sorry to hear that you had a bad experience. I do hope we can make this up to you as this is not a usual complaint. Would you be so kind to email me at bijbabette@live.nl. I would like to make this up to you. Kindest regards Sarah

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