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Offline jsh

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2008, 02:26:00 PM »
I went to Canelle recently to check it out and I was impressed with the space and presentation of the baked goods, but the croissant i had was somewhat disappointing. The croissant was very flakey, and practically fell apart as i was eating it, leaving a mess of crumbs on the table. I prefer Lety Bakery, which has achieved a balanced moisture in its croissants so that they do not get too messy.
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I hope you can appreciate the irony that your criticism of the flakiness finally got me to try the croissant as I usually fault US croissants for not being flaky enough.

I was very happy I tried it - if anything a touch too sweet - but otherwise really delicious.

And the pineapple/coconut macaroon pastry and the napoleon also lovely.

Anyone have a favorite among their breads?  Is their semolina any good?

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2008, 05:23:24 PM »
The semolina is very good as is the artisian breads. I think the coffee has improved somewhat as well.

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« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2008, 10:34:20 AM »
Speaking of Lety's, I have to say I enjoy Lety's cheesecakes better- they are not as dense, but I have to say Canelle's has better rainbow cakes.  I'm addicted to them and get a bunch each weekend.  I also like Canelle's chocolate cupcakes with cream frosting.  Mmmmmm.... thank goodness it's Friday.  That means we get to pay them another visit tomorrow! :smitten:

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2008, 04:20:38 PM »
Finally got to Cannelle for the first time last night and liked what I saw.  Ended up getting a loaf of hazelnut fig bread for the very reasonable price of $3.75 and am quite happy with it.  I managed to talk myself out of getting anything buttery/sugary but it was hard!

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2008, 08:17:42 PM »
I am so glad Jay Dee is no longer. As a matter of fact, (and I have no idea why right now), but I ordered my wedding cake from Jay Dee, and it was the absolute worst part of my wedding. I am SO HAPPY w/the new Cannelle. I do agree, the coffee is not that great, but the croissants/danishes are superb. We've already ordered a cake and we were pretty pleased with it, although I do wish they had more selections and more  b'day cake options. At first I thought this store was too "upscale" for this area, but I am wrong. There are so many people that go in, and I think it's doing very well. It is in the perfect neighborhood. Now if only they would get rid of 'Rainbows' and put in a real clothing store!!
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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2008, 02:08:46 PM »
We stopped by Cannelle earlier today and as usual, the place was jumping.  We even had to wait for a short while for a table to become available.  Everything was great, and then I noticed that they're selling those rainbow cookies that I love.  As I moved closer to the display case, I realized that these small cookies are being sold at 2 for $1.00!   :o  I've always thought that Cannelle has been reasonable on their pricing, but the price on these cookies is pretty outrageous.  Aren't these types of cookies usually sold by the pound rather than individually?  Of course, I had to buy 2 in an effort to convince myself that maybe, just maybe, these cookies are so incredibly delicious that they merit the 2 for $1.00 price.

My findings:

Downright incredibly delicious!  :smitten:  You savor the dark chocolate ganache, moist cake and the sweetness of the raspberry.

Are they worth the asking price?  The jury is still out on this one.  They're just much too small and thin leaving me yearning for more.  Maybe that's the greater plan.
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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2008, 10:44:24 PM »
My GF and i made our first trip here last Saturday and we were not disappointed.  It was crowded and we had to sit at two barstools in the front near the window.    The place is very attractive and clean inside.  We each got the same order, a plain bagel with cream cheese.  So fresh and delicious.  Why can't someone make low carb bagels and low fat cream cheese that taste like this so I don't have to eat oat cereal almost everyday?

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2008, 11:53:32 PM »
Eddie, Dunkin Donuts makes low bagels, but I don't know how good they are. They also have low fat cream cheese.  That said, if I'm heading into Dunking it's probably not for a low fat item.  I'm weak that way. :embarassed:

I noticed that Cannelle is now selling fruit salad.  They seem to be making an effort to offer more than just pastries, by selling sandwiches and quiche too.
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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2008, 09:36:27 PM »
I love Cannelle Patisserie, everything there is delicious, their chocolate chip cookies make me wish I could live on a diet of chocolate chip cookies only.  The apple strips are so apple-y and buttery and they have mini muffins and mini croissants-so cute!  I want to try everything at CP.

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« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2008, 11:23:04 PM »
I stopped by Cannelle earlier today and noticed that they're now selling a few non-pastry items.  They have jars of apricot and fig jams.  They also have vanilla beans, chocolate bars and tins of fleur de sel.

Has anyone tried any of the above yet?
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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2008, 11:37:44 AM »
I had the opportunity to do a side by side comparison of the croissants from our local Cannelle and the highly touted Almondine in Brooklyn.  I found Cannelle's croissants to be lighter and flakier in texture, whereby Almondine's were much more dense and sweeter.  I'm no expert (although I wish I were  :angel:), but I much prefer Cannelle's on both taste and texture...hands down!
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« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2008, 12:55:53 PM »
The jams sound interesting- are they made by the bakery?  If they bring them in from other places, then I may not care as much.  (It would be like buying jam from any other store.)

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« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2008, 03:31:17 PM »
The jams sound interesting- are they made by the bakery?  If they bring them in from other places, then I may not care as much.  (It would be like buying jam from any other store.)

I'm not sure if they make the jams at Cannelle.  Maybe they use them in some of the products they sell though.  I'll try and get more specific info next time I go there.
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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #43 on: December 03, 2008, 12:26:57 AM »
~Cannelle Patisserie~
waht can i say, im extremely speachless.... every1 already said all they had to say about about the bread and cakes and danishes....
i just love how they transformed JAY DEE  into waht it is now
i can focus more on the food then then look at the floor to see if im going to fall over a crack.

me and my friends used to come to the store all the time whe it 1st opened  we were highly addicted to just about everything at the store.
i havent been there in quite a while, and when i came back i was delighted to see that they have new selections to their ever growing list of paistries.  they have such a big list that they need to get new larger refrigerated showcase. i'v noticed sometimes they place certain deserts behind otehr deserts on the lower shelves.  seems like ther are really cranking out stuff in the back.

 have to say  the faces at the store  changes from time to time...  new people behind the counter  every few months or so.  i dont know what others have to say about this  but i find this a good thing.   

Cannelle patiseries  has been good with the food from the start, hands down.
the store did get upgraded in term of seating and comfort.  a booth instead of chairs, nicer larger pictures and pictures of items they actually sell, the light setting has also changed slightly dimer energy saving lights gives a nice touch to make it feel relaxed, and i'v also observed that seasonal items placed on the window bar changes with special events and time of year. props to whom ever is incharge of the decore.

when the store 1st opened it was chaotic and quite hectic,  cant be blaimed  due to the holliday season.
the service was not as greate as everything else on the store at the time. lines were getting longer faster then the people behind the customer can keep up.
despite waht everyone else thing i blaim the lackness in speed to the manager  who used to be at the register.  i'v noticed he got his workers to complete an order for him while they were busy with another customer. he seem to arrange the type of systematic function they have in dunkin donuts. where each person is assigned to a certain duty and that duity only. when he is not there  each person behin takes their own customer and fulfills their needs acordingly. tah sory of working system does not seem to work well with cannelle. it seem to work much smoother then what the front manager seemed to have in mind.  i no longer see him there and it seems like a good change.

i have gotten familiar with each face behind the counter, and i have to say  cannelle management is doing an exceptional job to an EXTENT hiring people.  as we all know each individual is different. but when working with customers patients, positive attitude, and being well informed is a major key in business.

it's been almost 1 year since the opening  and i have seen dozens of faces. some i was quite pleased to see gone, and others were delightfull.
whenever i go to canelle i look for 4 of my favorite employees.  from least favorite to most favored
1st is a south-asian (guessing bangali) lady who usually wors in the morning, she is an agressive worker but my god  she definately knows waht she is doing.
2nd  is a hatian girl (katia)  she has a nice smile and delightfully takes a customers order with propercare and service. im proud to say she serves me at cannelle
3rd is KAt  (not sure of her background) spontanius and had a kiddy like charm. works well in a team and individually. knows her stuff to all she is doing. unfortunately she has moved back into the kitchen where she helps the chefs prepair the delicious cakes.
4th  and lastly (my personal favorite cannelle employee) vinoth, also goes by nemo. WHAT A GUY.... he as impressed me and other customers on numerous occations. HE is by far the perfect example of a cannelle employee. He knows how to deal with troublesome customers, helps out his coworkers, and watches over the new and unexperienced workers, and knows the discription of all items they serve. i once asked him how bitter or swet the lomon square is, he replied "tast of the lemon square is like, being able to look at the sun withought having to squint at it's magnificance".  hearing those words i baught a few with no further questions. another time i asked about the fig hazel nut bread, he replied "u know how u have a smile when u put something delight full in ur mouth, the 1st time i had the fig hazelnut bread,  my smile had it's own smile" and to my surprise when i tasted it myself  he knows what heis talking about.  (personally i find him charming in the way he talk and how he looks). i had  the opportunity to talk to him outside cannell oneday,  can anyone believe taht he is actually 19, he looks and speaks at a much more mature and sophiscated level. i could have thought he was atleast 25.

moving on......

cannelle  i dont know what i would do without u............. im expecting to see more chains pop up in many other places

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #44 on: December 03, 2008, 06:55:54 PM »
I love Vinoth, he is like a movie star

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