I have not had a bad visit yet, and I've had many visits! The pastries are out of this world, and the croissant sandwiches are delicious. My daughter loves the little meringue creations as well as the chicken salad stuffed tomatoes. We can't even pass by this shopping center without our mouths watering!
Posted: 7/15/2009 • Link to this review
I'm an immigrant from Europe and I have struggled for a while with all those Korean and "French" bakeries in the area, which all use US-made ingredients, so their pastries taste accordingly and are not much different from your Kroger deli pastries. But people in Swiss Alpine are French! And they travel to France every year to restock their tools, spices and secret ingredients. So their pastries taste very much like what you would enjoy in France. Caf itself is pretty small, so I usually use them for take-outs. Prices are not super low, but aren't high either, especially for this exceptional quality. Average pastry will run you $3-4, but there's a way to cheat your way through the prices by purchasing smaller "trial size" $1 pastries. This way you can also figure out what you like the most and buy that kind in larger size. Another trick - buy some pastries in Swiss Alpine and walk 20 yards to nearby Starbucks. Coffee is better in Starbucks and they never complain about you bringing your own pastries. By the way, there's a Russian Deli on the same plaza where they make pretty decent salads and soups and sell various frozen meat dumplings. So you can turn this trip into visiting France and Russia with a stopover at Starbucks :)
Posted: 2/20/2009 • Link to this review
Swiss Alpine no longer bakes their own baguettes--they sell Kroger baguettes at a higher price. All their prices have increased. This is very disappointing! Hope they get back on track, or they will lose customers...
Posted: 7/30/2008 • Link to this review
I love bread and that's usually what I get here. The desserts are good too, beautiful and very impressive. But the french baguettes have light, crisp crusts with a great crumb. It's a little hidden away, so look for it and make a point to stop. It's very good.
Posted: 11/05/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I bought one of you cakes for an open house and everyone loved it. If you are looking for a truly great bakery visit Swiss Alpine, you will be glad you did. Gardiner of TeamSnyder.com
Posted: 4/20/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
This bakery / cafe is wonderful. The pastries are very good and the food is excellent. Try the scramble egg and cheese sandwich for something different but familar.
Posted: 2/21/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Finding the Swiss Alpine bakery in the swaths of strip malls, big box stores, and chain restaurants was a genuine treasure. These are pastries as luscious as those you find in Paris- the pastry chef is an import! And the ladies behind the counter are adorable. Croissant sandwiches are fresh and delicious.
Posted: 1/12/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review