Gourmandise The Bakery
250 S 300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Parking: Street, Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
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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04/05/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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!
06/16/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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
03/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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!
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.
03/26/2009Provided 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!
12/09/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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,