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Gourmet European Desserts, Pastries & Breads. Dine-in Cafe

General Info
This award-winning bakery & café offers the finest European pastries & desserts in the valley it's a favorite casual downtown eatery and is famous for its spectacular desserts. Anyone who visits and experiences the deliciousness can see why this family-owned and operated business has been bringing smiles to customers' faces for over 20 years. Gourmandize is a classy-casual restaurant and bakery. Beginning in the early morning with an assortment of melt-in-your-mouth breakfast pastries, there are hundreds of freshly-made delicacies throughout the day. Gourmandize also features a variety of daily cafe specials from scratch-made European entrees like Salmon en croute and Boeuf Bourgignon to crisp salads, gourmet panini-grilled sandwiches and made-from-scratch soups in fresh sourdough bread bowls. And as much as folks love the "real food", Gourmandize is most famous for its sweets. Whether you choose to savor a piece of their award-winning Chocolate Decadence on the patio in the warm summer months or opt to pick up a popular Strawberry Chantilly torte for your next gathering, you'll enjoy everything Gourmandize has to offer.
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Price Range
Central City, Downtown Salt Lake City
Bagels, Delicatessens, Take Out Restaurants, French Restaurants, American Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Coffee & Espresso Restaurants, Bakeries, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes



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Angel W.



Has amazing deserts and great main meals. I suggest you go there for any and every sweet tooth you have.You must go there!

James G.



The food is nothing to write home about and it is a bit pricey, but my wife and I enjoy coming here for lunch and the atmosphere is quite nice.

Pamela M.


Its been here forever and is a...

Its been here forever and is a very good bakery. A must stop to fill your sweets needs. For lunch get the Greek salad. It is giant and the best.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Expensive... but consistent.

I really realy love The Bakery. Every time I eat there, I walk out completely satisfied. And my 'usual order' always tastes the same as the time I had it before. I love the consitency this restaurant maintains. However, I do agree with some of the other reviews that the service could use some work. The employees never have really done anything to make me feel welcome. The food is great, but I'd be much happier if the service could further compliment the food. Overall, delicious.



House-made Yogurt and Cinnamon Toast

If you happen to stop by Gourmandise for breakfast you must try their house-made yogurt topped with berries, jam, and sugar-glazed toasted almonds. It is simply divine and the best yogurt I have ever tasted. Their Cinnamon Bread topped with Amaretto whipped cream and raspberry puree is also fabulous. Breakfast is Gourmandise' secret.



Good Service

I found the service to be excellent and friendly. It is busy at lunch time and the cafe is almost always full, but even then my coffee cup is almost always kept full. Off the busy hours you get plenty of attention. The place is clean the food excellent and the pastries outstanding.

Debra B.



The food was ok but I'll never go back there again!!! Was eating lunch on the patio and a cockroach dropped from the patio ceiling onto the table. OMG if they are on the restaurants patio then what is inside the restaurant!!!!

claimed iconBusiness Response12/10/2010

We are sorry that you had that experience, it's hard to completely control an outdoor patio in the heart of the city. Come inside, we've got a wonderfully clean restaurant.

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food is good service awfully slow and rude

I love their european cakes, i have few favorites, i always buy more than I can eat, but whenever you come there to pick up or to spend some tiome with friends - the service is not good.

I hate to say it, but they need to train their people to be american style corteous, the way we expect from eatery.

they are rude there just like in Paris when you are not speaking french with Parisian accent. I am not sure if you guys know what I mean, but try. Or even worse, try to go to france and speak only english and you will see some looks.... so here we have nice nice food, but you feel that you are really a burden for the servers and it would be better if you just eat as fast as you can and leave.

and please do not try to complain to management if you have a problem. they are 100 times more rude than waiters.

the only person who is xtremely nice is Alena but... I hadnt been lucky enough to see her last few times I was there, and ended up getting crapy service!



Provided by Citysearch - 
good food but service sucks

i am a frequent customer. they overcharge me every second time, pkease look at your receipt when leaving. they are slow. I like to drink tea and asking for a large pot because it will take forever to get a second cup. also there are a lot of people working there, but they move slow and a little rude, the attitude like whatever.... Alina works there, she is a nice girl, gives me excellent service, Elizabeth - dont talk to her, rude and takes stuff personally



Provided by Citysearch - 
Still is the best so far....!!

I am a NYC city girl who fell in love with Salt Lake City and I had made a crusade to look for really good European style bakeries in Salt Lake. And so far this is the best! I do not know what SLM was thinking when it awarded Les Madeleine's with 2010 best? I make it an effort to try as many bakeries in SLC. When I tried the SLM winner for 2010, which I purchased $100 worth of assorted pastries to share with my Class the items where horrible! Not sure it was a bad day, BUT I SHOULD HAVE GONE TO GOURMANDISE!! They are doing a really good job with their pastries, but the service can be shotty sometimes!! So a recommendation on improvement of service should be noted!



Provided by Citysearch - 
been going here for a long time

if you can't find them under the name The Bakery, try Gourmandies, they kind of have both names...anyway, they run a nice, clean place and have excellent baked goods. highly recommend trying them if you haven't already.



Provided by Citysearch - 
the best desserts

this is easily one of our favorite places to get carry-out desserts, cakes and i even occasionally will get a bowl of soup. they have a large seating area too, we just usually will get our pastries to go, we love this place!



food nut

Gourmandise has been my favorite place for late night desserts for years. I wondered in for breakfast the other day and that was great too. It's nice to go to a place where you know everything is made from scratch. It's downtown's little secret. The suburbs can have their franchises and chains. Eating here with friends at such a unique place makes me feel like its here for the locals to enjoy.



Provided by Citysearch - 
this is our favorite!

this is hands down, our favorite place for desserts. they are consistently good, and clean establishment. love the soups too, we suggest you try this place if you haven't been there yet...



Provided by Citysearch - 
this place has great desserts

i go here for carry out mainly, though they have a pretty large dining area. i get slices of cake and a variety of different desserts. also on occasion, i'll get a soup they have, it's usually really good too



Provided by Citysearch - 

I love this place!!! The desserts are so amazing! Lunch is very good, also. There is wonderful variety here. However, the last couple times, it has taken a while for the waitress to take our order, and sometimes it has been hard to get the right thing. Otherwise, just go!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Been going here forever!

My neighbor told me about this place a few years ago and my mom and I go for lunch all the time! It's the only restaurant we can enjoy with the bill being only $12! Delicious french onion soup is to die for, and all the baked goods are fantastic. The fruit tartlettes are better than the large one, all of the cookies are fantastic, the other small treats are good too! GREAT deal, GREAT food!




I have traveled around the world a few times as a speaker and consultant. What I like about coming home is the Local feel of Gourmandise. Is the service a little slow??? compared to what...Fast food?? Yes! Are you there to get in and get out or enjoy the fact that they take there time to prepare and it shows and taste in the meals. For some the wait may be much. for me.. I am thankful to know I can get a great meal or pastry at a pretty Fair price in a great location. Love the Place. Thanks,




Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Black Forest Cake in town

The Bakery was really impressive with their customer service, and they make the best Black Forest Cake in town. I recommend this restaurant to anybody looking for pastries and cakes for all occasions.

Thank you,



Provided by Citysearch - 

A case full of delicious goodies thats open later then most bakeries? A must. Everything is delicious.