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Offline itsit

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #90 on: November 19, 2020, 09:21:49 AM »
   Cannelle's has such high quality and sells lots of individual sized items that I would not be too concerned with Covid issues there. Before the pandemic they were always busy. Tremendous business all the time. Now it takes less time to buy something with shorter lines, though customers are buying a lot. Every other factor- quality, good prices and service are still intact.
   The pies are extraordinary along with many other items and the rustic baguette is fantastic!

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #91 on: November 19, 2020, 10:07:01 AM »
Another factor is the huge and free parking lot. I believe it draws a lot of driving customers.

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #92 on: November 20, 2020, 10:05:23 AM »
They have the best chocolate mousse cake in the city IMO. So good.

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #93 on: November 23, 2020, 08:59:51 AM »
Do they have customers? I am wondering why they are doing ok but Farine is gone. Is north of Northern Blvd a different world?

They always have customers. The quality is exceptional and the prices are quite reasonable. If you've never been, go and you will understand.

I was not wondering about the quality of the food. I was wondering about the willingness of people to buy prepared food during covid. You can not reheat a layer cake.

The cheaper rent is one of the factors.

That wasn't clear from your question. Do you believe this is why Farine closed? Why would Farine be impacted by this and not other bakeries in the neighborhood?

Since Cannelle has been in business longer, they have had more time to develop a loyal customer base, which I'm sure helps. They also were quick to put safety measures in place after they reopened. Cannelle had long lines outdoors, limiting capacity indoors when grocery stores were doing the same. Farine did not appear to make much of an effort to reopen. Perhaps it wasn't feasible financially for them?

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #94 on: November 23, 2020, 11:02:35 AM »
Farine was also a full-service restaurant, offering meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While the chef had sandwiches on the menu, he also offered some pretty high-end stuff. I think the business model was predicated on continuing down that path, since a full kitchen and large dining space aren't exactly "bakery" things.

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Cannelle vs. Farine
« Reply #95 on: November 23, 2020, 05:37:39 PM »
I thought Farine was exorbitantly priced for this 'hood and for undistinguished pastries and bread.  Astonished that the locals were paying that much for their treats.  Whereas Cannelle seems like a genuinely home-made-but-exceptional quality bakery and the prices more appropriate. I agree that their chocolate mousse cake is 'out of this world.'  I've gotten large layer cake versions and party guests rave.

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Re: Cannelle vs. Farine
« Reply #96 on: November 23, 2020, 09:08:09 PM »
I thought Farine was exorbitantly priced for this 'hood and for undistinguished pastries and bread.  Astonished that the locals were paying that much for their treats.  Whereas Cannelle seems like a genuinely home-made-but-exceptional quality bakery and the prices more appropriate. I agree that their chocolate mousse cake is 'out of this world.'  I've gotten large layer cake versions and party guests rave.

I was a frequent customer of Farine but I agree their prices were based like they were in Manhattan.  Despite the prices I miss the white bread.

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #97 on: Yesterday at 12:25:00 PM »
Farine's baked goods were simply not as good as Cannelle's.

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #98 on: Yesterday at 05:26:32 PM »
You must not have tried their chocolate-almond croissant.  One of the best things I've ever had in my life.  Could never understand why they weren't always there.  I've tried a couple of things from Cannelle and was not impressed.  Perhaps I made a bad selection. 

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Re: Cannelle Patisserie
« Reply #98 on: Yesterday at 05:26:32 PM »