The French Baker Salon de Thé

G/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, EDSA cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

The French Baker Salon de Thé
3.1
3.0 Stars

15 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 2
  • 4 stars 4
  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 3
  • 16 Reviews
  • 47 Recommend
  • 15 Reviewers
Category:
Café
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 9:00p

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Annechile S.
4.0 Stars

I am a pasta person anyday! Super loved this triple cheese ravioli 128077🏻

The ambience is very posh and can be a little intimidating, but I liked it.

Service was just okay.

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Bel S.
3.0 Stars

Cappuccino was a pleasant surprise. Creamy and generous portion. Dulce de leche cake was a nice pairing. But the coffee caramel cake tasted like a fancy version of Goldilocks' marble slice. Come to think of it, the latter was probably better.

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Myzyl C.
5.0 Stars

Good food and really great service. I love that their serving is really big and the price is just right. Most unforgettable though, are their servers who are ver accommodating, very polite, and has a great sense of customer service. Thumbs up! 1280771285139749

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Sun M.
5.0 Stars
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One of my highly-recommended and favorite spots in Mega Fashion Hall! 128077128077128077 Before attending the mass last Sunday, boyfriend and I had a quick snack here.

French Baker Salon De The will give you an ultimate Paris ambiance. Everything here is classy- from their interior down to their menu. The place is made of elegant chairs and chandeliers. Not only that, the instrumental music they play will make you feel like you're in Paris indeed! There is also this disguising wallpaper that creates an illusion extension for the restaurant. I find it witty and cool. Haha.

I ordered 2 Bolilos De Quezo (Php88) from their display. I couldn't help, but add the Mini Pains Au Chocolat (Php44) beside it without my boyfriend knowing. The sprinkled powdered sugar on top of it was so tempting. Hihi. Also ordered Café Au Lait (Php125) to pair the pastries with.

Between the 2 pastries, I loved the Mini Pains more. Aside from the fact that it's cheaper, it's more tasty for me. It reminds me of St. Marc's Cafe Chococro. Yeah! This one is actually a good alternative! The powdered sugar, the puffed pastry, and the melted chocolate inside complemented each other well. Super loved it! Huhu! I wished I ordered 2 of this instead. 128546128546128546

The Bolilos De Quezo on the other hand seemed little pricey for me. The serving size is almost the same as the Mini Pains. I expected it to be really cheesey and soft, but it wasn't. The texture was just right while the cheese was not eminent enough. My boyfriend liked it though! He finished his in 2 bites! Haha. I dunked mine in the coffee like what I do at home, and it tasted better. The pastry became softer and the cheese flavor was a little enhanced. Hehe.

I loved the freshly brewed coffee which was obviously served with a hot milk. I poured the hot milk, put 2 brown sugar sachets and it's perfect! My boyfriend tasted it and he said it was too bitter. Well, just like how I want my coffee to be!!! It also came with a small slice of brownie. The brownie has a dark chocolate flavor and was very gooey! I loved it!

The staff were very attentive and professional. Will always go back here, whether alone or with company. They have wi-fi and socket so that shall do for me. 128513128513128513

Next thing I want to try here is the Crab Pasta. Can't wait!!!

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-@hermouthisfull

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Dennis O.
4.0 Stars

Was having second thoughts in trying this one because of the low rating but I needed a place to dine with a power outlet to charge my phone so we took the risk of the trying the place.

The place was so beautiful. It was very posh and got the parisian vibe. Background music was french instrumental like midnight in paris gave the place more Parisian feel to it.

We tried their 7 pieces herbed fried chicken and Vongole linguine. The chicken got the crunchy skin and the mushroom gravy sauce tasted great. It just lack some little bit more of presentation to match the mood of the place. For the pasta I love the garlic and wine sauce that they use in this pasta. The clam flavors was just right didn't overwhelm the dish.

Overall I love the place for its atmosphere. Great place to have a good conversation over a cup of tea or coffee or fine dine. Next time got to try their pastries. 128522

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Sun M.
5.0 Stars

Prolly the cheapest #FrenchMac I've eaten! Totally worth it! Flavors in the photo are Pistachio, Mocha, and Chocolate and they are all equally good for only Php35/pc!!!

The waiters are very nice and accommodating too. Place is not crowded plus they have wi-fi and socket!

@hermouthisfull gives 128077128077128077128077128077 to this!

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Harvard U.
3.0 Stars

This one was a few steps away from their usual store. It is definitely an upgrade on ambiance from interior to the sounds they play. Almost like you're in Paris.

I got Chicken Cordon Bleu with Portabello Mushrooms sauce which they replaced to ordinary mushrooms minutes later. They also replaced my brown rice to white. Sometimes its possible annoying when they don't tell you right away as you order. Anyway, the chicken was bland to perfection. This made me request for more of their gravy. I also wonder why the dish comes in both rice and mashed potato. They could've had it with either and then veggies right?

I also had their pastries for appetizers. The Fruit Tart Php 85 was really good. Not too sweet and it's filled with generous portions of fruit. I share the same sentiment with the brownies. Chocolate heaven. The raison scone however was too flaky and tasteless. I should have gone for raisin pandesal.po

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Kim L.
2.0 Stars

I love French Baker in general.. But this branch made me think otherwise. Everything we ordered here was bland! The clam chowder soup was runny, the porkchops were tough and dry and even the vegetable sidings were halfway cooked! It's worse than "pang may sakit" food.128555 I know it's a posh version of the other branches but I'd rather eat there than sit comfortably and waste moolah on tasteless food.9996🏻

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Suzette C.
3.0 Stars

One day Lou R and I arrived Mega with both phones almost dead battery, so we decided to charge first while eating. The only restaurant we know that has outlets readily available is french baker! Haha. As in their outlets are beside my head, above the table!:)

The last time we were here (also to charge, haha) we didn't like the food. It was not heated well and its actually expensive.

This time, aside from using their electricity, we are giving them a second chance. We are on a tight budget128517. So we tried to order the cheapest they have and the cheapest they have is around 300-400 din! 128534 except for the salad, it's 200+ (almost 300 din)

Our first order came, ribeye sliders. It's literally two small burgers and every bite is just oil oozing out 128534 grabe as in my hands are super oily! The meat is good but I have a problem with the amount of oil, grabe.

Lou ordered the spearibs and its actually good!:) pero for its price i have to say it's just average. Like I could get a bigger rack from other restaurants with the same price.

If it weren't for the readily available outlets, we wouldn't be back. See you again when we're lowbat:)))

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Tei A.
3.0 Stars

Tried the 2 pastas:
1. Crab Claw Linguine with Crabfat Sauce - 110881108811088️ it was okay. it was supposed to be linguine but they used spaghetti. There was enough crab claws and also some crab meat in the pasta.

2. Fresh Shrimps In Tomato Cream Sauce - my Dad had this and he said it was just 'ok'. The shrimps were plump and were sufficient. The cream sauce tasted like it had some coconut cream (it doesnt taste like pure Nestle cream, maybe they mixed it).

I asked for parmesan cheese and the waiter handed me glass shaker and waited for me till I finished. He was just standing by our table and litterally waited. When I placed it on the table, he promptly picked it up and brought it back to the counter. What the heck! Nagtitipid??128520

Service was bad, slow and it was hard to get their attention. Place would've been okay if not for their bad service.128078🏻128078🏻128078🏻

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Allana J.
4.0 Stars

Ahren craved for their creamy carbonara the other day so we had lunch here. Their carbonara isn't in the new menu. I suggest you ask for the old menu so you'll have an idea of what your meal would look like.
I ordered their baked chix and it's really good! LOOK HOW BIG THE CHICKEN IS 128525 I love their sauce! I got to try their cordon bleu as well bc that's what the boyfie ordered and as good couples do, we always share food hahaha! I found it yummy din tho he said na hindi daw dapat ganon yung color nung *what do you even call the brown part of cordon bleu haha* dapat daw kase lighter than that para mas masarap #hrmproblems
mashed potatoes are REALLY mashed as well and that's what I like best! Hahaha also, they serve this soup that tastes like spaghetti sauce and it's really delicious!
I want to try their coffee and macaroons the nxt time we visit here and I assure you that there will be a nxt time bc sbux is getting too mainstream for me haha!
I SO LOVE THIS PLACE! Very classy! I'm thinking of doing my reviews here since finals week is coming up and I need a place like this to study.
Also, VERY GOOD LOOKING WAITERS! I mean, I think kasama sa requirements nila na dapat gwapo/maganda ka para makapagtrabaho ka sakanila kase I swear, BAWAL PANGET FEELS 128514 Especially the one who served us, his name is Ray. Tho I had to behave bc I'm with the boyfriend hahaha!
The reason why I'm not giving it a 5 star rating is bc of the comments the bf gave abt their cordon bleu and also bc it took them 20-30 mins to serve my meal. I hate following up orders kase and tho service is really good, I'm very impatient when it comes to food. LALO NA PAG GUTOM NA KO HAHA!
Will def come back for those macaroons tho 128077🏻

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Quito N.
1.0 Stars

This is the 2nd time we ate here. The first was during their soft opening. We were hoping that this time around, they would be better. We were wrong.

The chicken cordon bleu I ordered tasted just like the ones you get from the frozen section of the supermarket. Add to that, it was raw when served. The sirloin sliders my sister got came with gravy which didn't really match with the sandwich. The shrimp and tomato cream pasta was ok. The fried chicken claimed to be seasoned with 7 spices. It was bland. Pancake House chicken is way better. And, it was also raw.

We didn't try the desserts anymore because there was a fly having its own dessert buffet inside the display case for the desserts.

Never going back to this place again.

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Rampelthels L.
3.0 Stars

Love the new French baker salon. It is really Parisian like. The menu are not as many as the usual french baker Resto. It is carefully selected. We ordered creamy mushroom soup split into two since it is big enough for one person. Hubby and i both love it. It is fresh and creamy served with a basket of baguette. Their freshly brewed iced tea is refreshing.

For our main course hubby ordered Fresh Shrimp in tomato creamy sauce 127775127775127775127775 for this love it.

I ordered chicken kebab and tortilla. Chicken is over cooked it is so dry and hard to chew on. Was disappointed with my order and really wish i should have pasta instead. 127775127775 for this.

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Rose C.
1.0 Stars

The place is really catchy. They have great interiors i love the wallpaper, the chairs, the victorian pendant lights, everything else is perfect its like dining on a cozy and elegant place 128079128079128079128079128079
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Not until you try their food, oh my... From the pasta to sandwiches.....
Aside from the small serving size, they taste normal nothing special on it.
They have the most elegant menu layout but most of it is unavailable!
The service is too slow....
They cant even suggest any alternative food or even inform us of whats available or not.

Better to eat at the regular french baker.
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Its all about the place lang.
Even their restroom is very good!

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Veronica F.
4.0 Stars

The look of the resto caught my attention as I passed by it omw to St. Marc's cafe earlier! 128525

Very pretty posh place. Something I'd like my pastry shop to look like hehe (If I ever have one)

Came here for lunch and got Freshly-ground 2 mini Rib Eye Burgers in Brioche buns and Fresh shrimp in tomato cream sauce pasta and a glass of my fave lemonade 128523

The mini rib eye burgers in brioche buns are the best!!!!! 128525 I love getting sliders and this one was just perfect. The patty was full of flavors + the mustard something dressing made it perfect-er. (OA) It came with gravy on the side that kinda tasted like the ones you get in Roast beef + Chips on the side. This is a must try! 128076

The fresh shrimp pasta was also very good! I expected it to be super rich since it was cream based but the flavor of this was very light. Plus, Generous serving of shrimps. There were around 10 pieces of shrimp in the pasta. Finished the pasta already and yet there were shrimps left 128514 Super worth the price!

Meals are 350 and above!

You'll really get your money's worth here! They had good desserts displayed but I was already so full to try some. Maybe next? 128523128076

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Jaafgie G.
1.0 Stars

Terrible service. Staff kept forgetting orders.

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