Pardon My French - Closed

1565 Cliff Road
Eagan, MN 55122
Pardon My French

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  • $
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Pardon My French is an authentic, bona fide, French-owned bakery-cafe dropped into the middle of a suburban strip mall, between a dry cleaner and a Jiffy Lube. The chef-owner, Frédéric Klein, is a French native who came to Minnesota to work for his half-brother, Patrick Bernet, chef-owner of Patrick's Bakery & Cafe. After spending several years as Patrick's executive pastry chef, Klein opened his own sunny casual café. Pardon My French looks like a wealthy suburbanite's living room filled with large glass bakery cases, teeming with all manner of affordably priced muffins, croissants, cookies, opera cakes, napoleons, fruit tarts, sandwiches, and éclairs. The best savory dish is the tart flambé, an Alsace-style pizza. The desserts--especially the feuillantine praline chocolate or passion fruit cakes, appear perfect enough for a food stylist's photo shoot and taste just as good as they look.

Related Stories (2)

  • Pardon My French suddenly shutters
    3 years ago by Joy Summers

    The lights went out at both the Eagan and Mall of America locations at Pardon My French. Their Facebook page stated, "Due to circumstances that are outside of our reach, we are closing and we were just notified of the situation less...

  • Pardon My French, Volnay Bistro bring Paris to the Twin Cities
    7 years ago by Rachel Hutton

    There are things the French should probably apologize for: their haze of cigarette smoke, their stubborn labor strikes, their silly poodle haircuts. But with the exception of a few stinky cheeses, French cuisine will always be welco...

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