Yes, despite its name this patiesserie is the real deal, staffed by French chefs cooking masterpieces on site. Coffee, tiny shiny cakes, macaroons and croissants are all available. This place is related to Rick's Cafe on Cowley Rd, hence the similarity of the brightly coloured macaroons on sale. They're now running cookery classes (Summer 2012)!
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8.00am - 6.30pm.
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Really very good indeed. Some of the best coffee I've had in Oxford, backing up a dazzling array of goodies all hand-made in-house, and not at all overpriced. They're good enough to make you want to go back immediately and work your way through the line-up. So far I can particularly recommend the Galette des Rois; the basics like croissants are all exceptional too. Two very friendly French dudes, serious care and attention to detail in the baking, and lots of butter - can't go wrong.
modalizer (DI User), 25/01/13
Wasn't sure about this place when it first opened, thought it looked a bit 'tacky', but I walk past a couple of times a day and whenever I looked in I would be greeted by a warm smile from the staff and the delicious smell from the baking. But be warned, once you've tried a cake you'll be hooked, they are really exquisite, and the chocolate eclairs are to die for... The macaroons are stunning, I'm working my way through the flavours. A real treat of a place, with friendly, lovely staff. I hope you read this, go on in, spread the word and keep it open.
RWT (Unverified), 15/08/12
The macaroons and pastries are extremely good but the gateaux and small cakes are in a league of their own. So much so that you feel bad for eating it; they are works of art and taste even better than they look. It's an exclusively good patisserie shop, I would go as far to say the best in Oxford. The staff and chefs are very kind and will patiently walk you through each creation, layer by glorious layer. I feel privileged to have stumbled upon this gem of a shop and make it a regular treat :) .
Prices for cakes range from £2-4.
evanslukes (DI User), 03/07/12
Love this place and Rick's Cafe on Cowley Rd! Their macaroons are delish! Highly recommend them! Cakes look stunning too.
Yunners (Unverified), 25/04/12
What a delight to finally find a real French Patisserie close to the Cowley area! The macaroons are to die for, I already tried 5 different ones and planning on trying the cakes sometime this week!
The patissier is obviously passionate about his job and willing to share his passion!
I just love this place and can't wait to taste more of the delicious creations of Chateau Gateau!
Lily (Unverified), 25/04/12
Feels so authentic. Interesting, delicious macaroons and buttery croissants and pain au chocolat...Some serious baking going on here!
aer (Unverified), 24/04/12
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