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2335 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR | Directions 9721045.535537 -122.699653
Neighborhoods: Northwest District, Neighbors West - Northwest
Clearly Portlanders love a faux-French experience, because this cute cafe brims with patrons all day long. Come for your morning café au lait, savor a Brie & cucumber sandwich and a lemon tart at a sidewalk table, or just run in for a fresh baguette or bag of croissants au beurre.
Gorgeous french pastries and bread-the place is always packed, so the staff can't be uber friendly, but they are efficient. I love coming here, it's like being back in Paris.
the food is great there is a large "communitty table"
although there are many pastry choices I like the small brad rolls displayed on thje right as you enter. the coffeen is great and at least one refill is free, I have had no problem with the service. You do have to wait in line fopr a few minutes to place your order, but after that your order is delivered to your table if the item(s) take time to prepare.
the staff is friendly and competent, there is nothing to complain about!
Correction to croissant75 – This is directed towards croissant75. I am the owner with my husband Dominique and I have not worked or served a customer since September 2005, so your comment was not directed at me, rather one of our employees. I stop in every day to get a coffee to chat with our employees and regular customers. I am sorry that your experience was not a good one; but guaranteed, if you would have been served by me, you would have experienced that "kind" French culture and more. Best. Stephanie Geulin
Busy, tasty, popular – There's a reason why the lines are always long here and it isn't because Portlanders have nowhere else to go. I live in The Pearl and there are several fantastic bakeries here, but when we want a longer walk to work of the calories we hope to consume, we do go an extra ten blocks for our puff pastry.
The coffee and coffee drinks are good and the sandwiches are also very good. It reminds me of my favorite San Francisco la boulangerie bakery and the offerings are similar, but contrary to what some people here have described I've found the servers and food prep people to be very kind and helpful. I really have no criticism at all except that it is crowded and I sometimes wish more people would believe some of these negative reviews so it would be easier for me to nab a table.
I notice that most of the bad reviews are from people who only reviewed one place: St. Honore, and I wonder why that is, since most real reviewers review many places, but it takes all kinds, right?
why the hate? – I was surprised by all of the negative reviews-- my experience has been quite the contrary. I always had good service when coming here, and was even able to come here with my parents and autistic sibling and without any hassle. The atmosphere of the place is fantastic, if crowded. My friend from Brittany in France loved it, and said it was exactly like bakeries in her homeland. The bread rolls and pastries are simply delicious, and their coffees come brimming in oversize bowl-like cups. I make the journey all the way from southeast Portland and this place is always worth the visit.
Haughty – Come on in
For the unique experience
of paying like you are in Paris…. And…
to be treated like you are in a bread line
.. a bread line in the USSR!
The food sucks and smells weird
The service is rude
Wannabe French Bakery – This is not a real French bakery. They are trying to be, and get away with it because P-town has yet to come up with a real French bakery such as Seattle's incredible Cafe Besalu. St. Honore is mediocre and always full of douchebags.
Appearances can be Deceiving – Upon arrival, St. Honore appeared to be unique, warm and a place of quality. However, myself and my 3 guests were soon in for a rude awakening. We discovered that the young staff were rude and short and curt, the food was very overpriced for the poor quality, small amount and ordinary presentation. In addition, while dining we noticed approximately 4 small brown pests (not allowed to use the R--ch-s word in this write-up) running under our table close to the food service counter. Furthermore, while getting up to leave, I noticed one of the male bakers pick his nose while handling food. I DO NOT recommend this overrated bakery to anyone and will not return.
Go Here! – The food is delicious, the pastries are to DIE for. If you're in the mood for some French pastries, or just pastries in general, go. It's a cute little place and the employees are nice. The food is a teensy bit on the expensive side, but it's the alphabet district area, so what do you expect? Only bad thing about this place is that it's crowded and it might take a bit to find a seat.
Good Food and Friendly People : ) – I really would recommend this place to everyone who loves French food. They are very nice people and I have gone many times to eat there. The food is delicious and the people are nice to suggest new things. It is not a restaurant, but a place to go to have a coffee and a light snack or sandwich. Again, the food is very delicious and I cannot wait to go to France. : )
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