Strawberry Bakery

★★★☆☆
  • 365 Lancaster Ave # 2

    Malvern, PA 19355

    Cross street: Route 30

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  • 610-644-8484

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Hours
Mon Closed ; Tue-Fri 7am-6pm ; Sat 7am-5pm ; Sun 7am-1pm
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Horrible bakery, don't be fooled. The French chef who owns this bakery only cares about making money; he could care less about the quality of his products, his customer's satisfaction, or the cleanliness of his kitchen. I live down the road from this bakery and came here to get my morning coffee on a regular basis for a few months, before I realized it's all a front. While I was sitting drinking my coffee and reading the paper, I would overhear the chef talking with his staff in the kitchen saying the most shocking things. He talks about his customers behind their back, he makes obscene comments about the women who come in, and he curses people who call in to place orders or who call to say they were not satisfied with an order, after being sugary sweet to them on the phone. He doesn't care if you are satisfied with your order after you've paid him, as long as he's got his money.

The worst, however, is that his croissants and cakes are not fresh, they are frozen and then thawed. His website claims that he doesn't use preservatives, that's not the case; many of his products have preservatives and artificial flavors.

The last two times I went in to get my morning coffee, there were flies buzzing around the tray of pastries, and one even landed on my croissant just as I was about to eat it! I don't want to imagine what other hygiene standards are overlooked in a kitchen that lets flies fly around freely. The worst incident occurred during my last visit to the bakery about a week ago. I purchased an eclair to have with my coffee and upon biting into it, there was a dead fly in the custard filling! I was able to spit out the bite, but I felt sick to my stomach for the rest of the day. After hearing how the chef treats customers who complain about products, I decided it wasn't worth confronting him about the incident, I will simply never go back.

Given what I have experienced and overheard in this bakery, I feel obligated to alert other customers to the serious health risks of the bakery and the shockingly rude behavior of its owner.

It's a shame, because the younger staff are polite and professional. They would do better to go out and open their own bakery, rather than put up with the owner's self-interested mismanagement and manipulation.

Don't be fooled by the positive reviews. While some people may have been successfully duped by the appearance of the cakes and the chef's lie-through-your-teeth play-acting, many of the positive reviews on this site were written by the French chef himself.

Stay away from this bakery at all costs.

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★☆☆☆☆

Horrible bakery, don't be fooled. The French chef who owns this bakery only cares about making money; he could care less about the quality of his products, his customer's satisfaction, or the cleanliness of his kitchen. I live down the road from this bakery and came here to get my morning coffee on a regular basis for a few months, before I realized it's all a front. While I was sitting drinking my coffee and reading the paper, I would overhear the chef talking with his staff in the kitchen saying the most shocking things. He talks about his customers behind their back, he makes obscene comments about the women who come in, and he curses people who call in to place orders or who call to say they were not satisfied with an order, after being sugary sweet to them on the phone. He doesn't care if you are satisfied with your order after you've paid him, as long as he's got his money.

The worst, however, is that his croissants and cakes are not fresh, they are frozen and then thawed. His website claims that he doesn't use preservatives, that's not the case; many of his products have preservatives and artificial flavors.

The last two times I went in to get my morning coffee, there were flies buzzing around the tray of pastries, and one even landed on my croissant just as I was about to eat it! I don't want to imagine what other hygiene standards are overlooked in a kitchen that lets flies fly around freely. The worst incident occurred during my last visit to the bakery about a week ago. I purchased an eclair to have with my coffee and upon biting into it, there was a dead fly in the custard filling! I was able to spit out the bite, but I felt sick to my stomach for the rest of the day. After hearing how the chef treats customers who complain about products, I decided it wasn't worth confronting him about the incident, I will simply never go back.

Given what I have experienced and overheard in this bakery, I feel obligated to alert other customers to the serious health risks of the bakery and the shockingly rude behavior of its owner.

It's a shame, because the younger staff are polite and professional. They would do better to go out and open their own bakery, rather than put up with the owner's self-interested mismanagement and manipulation.

Don't be fooled by the positive reviews. While some people may have been successfully duped by the appearance of the cakes and the chef's lie-through-your-teeth play-acting, many of the positive reviews on this site were written by the French chef himself.

Stay away from this bakery at all costs.

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I just don't get a number of reviews posted for Strawberry Bakery. So many 5 stars, and a number of one star reviews. Honestly, the cakes, pastries and cookies here are fantastic!

The only explanation I can come up with is that some 1 star folks out there like heavy, super-sugary, gooey treats. So then why shop at a French-style bakery. I've had the strawberry cake that another rated one star-it was incredibly good; loaded with fresh strawberries, light-flavorful cake, delicious cream! I guess some folks like processed sugary jam as a filling with sugar-laced icing.

But for those folks who like a refined dessert, Strawberry Bakery is an excellent choice.

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★★★★★

I just don't get a number of reviews posted for Strawberry Bakery. So many 5 stars, and a number of one star reviews. Honestly, the cakes, pastries and cookies here are fantastic!

The only explanation I can come up with is that some 1 star folks out there like heavy, super-sugary, gooey treats. So then why shop at a French-style bakery. I've had the strawberry cake that another rated one star-it was incredibly good; loaded with fresh strawberries, light-flavorful cake, delicious cream! I guess some folks like processed sugary jam as a filling with sugar-laced icing.

But for those folks who like a refined dessert, Strawberry Bakery is an excellent choice.

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Very disappointed. Bought a strawberry shortcake birthday cake (recommended by employee), doughnuts and croissants and didn't like anything. Cake icing was okay at best, cake was tasteless. My kids didn't even like the doughnuts - enough said. Chocolate croissant had most of the chocolate bunched up in the end.

Bottom line: For the best cakes around, you can't go wrong with Bakers of Buffington on 30 in Downingtown.

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★☆☆☆☆

Very disappointed. Bought a strawberry shortcake birthday cake (recommended by employee), doughnuts and croissants and didn't like anything. Cake icing was okay at best, cake was tasteless. My kids didn't even like the doughnuts - enough said. Chocolate croissant had most of the chocolate bunched up in the end.

Bottom line: For the best cakes around, you can't go wrong with Bakers of Buffington on 30 in Downingtown.

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Absolutely horrible!! Ordered a cake for a house full of people and not one person could finish their piece! Called this bakery and was first told that they had no record of our purchase. Was then told by the chef/owner that we "did not appreciate fine French baking" and that we would not receive any compensation. Cake was dry and the icing tasted like caulk. Stear clear of this bakery unless you have lost your sense of taste!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Absolutely horrible!! Ordered a cake for a house full of people and not one person could finish their piece! Called this bakery and was first told that they had no record of our purchase. Was then told by the chef/owner that we "did not appreciate fine French baking" and that we would not receive any compensation. Cake was dry and the icing tasted like caulk. Stear clear of this bakery unless you have lost your sense of taste!!!

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I had a delightful experience ordering a special birthday cake for my brother's 60th birthday party. Jean Pierre was right on my wavelength and showed me exactly how he was going to make three different cakes to match up with my brother's life interests: a guitar, running shoes and a microphone. He put them on a large sheet cake base and delivered them to the Country Club for me. He did chocolate cake with chocolate ganache, then iced them with butter cream icing and covered it with smooth fondant icing and took great pains to make the cakes look like the pictures I gave him. Everyone raved about the presentation and the cake!

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★★★★★

I had a delightful experience ordering a special birthday cake for my brother's 60th birthday party. Jean Pierre was right on my wavelength and showed me exactly how he was going to make three different cakes to match up with my brother's life interests: a guitar, running shoes and a microphone. He put them on a large sheet cake base and delivered them to the Country Club for me. He did chocolate cake with chocolate ganache, then iced them with butter cream icing and covered it with smooth fondant icing and took great pains to make the cakes look like the pictures I gave him. Everyone raved about the presentation and the cake!

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We ordered a pound cake for my son's birthday and even though I read the reviews and did not believe them. Well let me tell everybody they were so accurate, I will never believe that a cake can be inedible but it was. No one ate the cake and all my kids said it was awful.

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★☆☆☆☆

We ordered a pound cake for my son's birthday and even though I read the reviews and did not believe them. Well let me tell everybody they were so accurate, I will never believe that a cake can be inedible but it was. No one ate the cake and all my kids said it was awful.

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I special ordered the pound cake (the only layer cake they offer) for my husband's birthday, so it was supposed to be "fresh" and "custom ordered" -- what an incredible disappointment! The cake was dry, crumbly and completely tasteless. The frosting was supposed to be chocolate buttercream but had no discernable flavor whatsoever. The only positive aspect to the whole experience was that it made for a memorable birthday for my husband, who has a wonderful sense of humor and was able to laugh about the whole mess.

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★☆☆☆☆

I special ordered the pound cake (the only layer cake they offer) for my husband's birthday, so it was supposed to be "fresh" and "custom ordered" -- what an incredible disappointment! The cake was dry, crumbly and completely tasteless. The frosting was supposed to be chocolate buttercream but had no discernable flavor whatsoever. The only positive aspect to the whole experience was that it made for a memorable birthday for my husband, who has a wonderful sense of humor and was able to laugh about the whole mess.

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The birthday cake that I bought at this bakery was disgusting. No one including my grand-kids would eat it. It was dry, bland, totally inedible. Save your money.

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★☆☆☆☆

The birthday cake that I bought at this bakery was disgusting. No one including my grand-kids would eat it. It was dry, bland, totally inedible. Save your money.

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Wow, what is a bakery like this doing in Frazier, PA! How lucky we are. I had the baker make a birthday cake for my son's 6th and it was so amazing with such originality!

It was the hit of the party. Sad we had to eat it!

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★★★★★

Wow, what is a bakery like this doing in Frazier, PA! How lucky we are. I had the baker make a birthday cake for my son's 6th and it was so amazing with such originality!

It was the hit of the party. Sad we had to eat it!

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The pastries from Strawberry Bakery are delicious and so fresh and beautifully prepared. However, I stopped by to pick up a birthday cake and was shocked to see that they all cost a small fortune. I would have spent over $40 on two small size (6" or so) cakes and that just seemed to be unreasonable. I passed on them. They were gorgeous though and looked delicious.

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★★★★☆

The pastries from Strawberry Bakery are delicious and so fresh and beautifully prepared. However, I stopped by to pick up a birthday cake and was shocked to see that they all cost a small fortune. I would have spent over $40 on two small size (6" or so) cakes and that just seemed to be unreasonable. I passed on them. They were gorgeous though and looked delicious.

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I tried this morning. My husband came this morning to learn how to make a "king cake" and several pastry stuff. I had one of the best "croissant" I ever tried in my life (and I'm French!). So let's try it, the owner is really nice and very welcoming.
Price are reasonnable

PROS: everything above
CONS: why is it in Frazer and not closer to my place?!?!

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★★★★★

I tried this morning. My husband came this morning to learn how to make a "king cake" and several pastry stuff. I had one of the best "croissant" I ever tried in my life (and I'm French!). So let's try it, the owner is really nice and very welcoming.
Price are reasonnable

PROS: everything above
CONS: why is it in Frazer and not closer to my place?!?!

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I ordered a cake for a special 70th birthday party. It was to be delivered at 11 a.m. The bakery chef had not even left the bakery at 11:30! He arrived with a "leaning tower of Pisa" with holes between layers and finger prints smashed in the icing. He tried to carry a four tiered cake large enough to feed 100 all by himself. It was a DISASTER. So very disappointing. The cake cost a small fortune but was worse than a sheet cake from Sam's Club.

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★★★☆☆

I ordered a cake for a special 70th birthday party. It was to be delivered at 11 a.m. The bakery chef had not even left the bakery at 11:30! He arrived with a "leaning tower of Pisa" with holes between layers and finger prints smashed in the icing. He tried to carry a four tiered cake large enough to feed 100 all by himself. It was a DISASTER. So very disappointing. The cake cost a small fortune but was worse than a sheet cake from Sam's Club.

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They have the best pasteries and cakes i ever tasted and i love the cleanliness and freshness.Since its on my way home,i can pick up some on my way home and relish its taste when i'm at home..Its rite on route 30.

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★★★★☆

They have the best pasteries and cakes i ever tasted and i love the cleanliness and freshness.Since its on my way home,i can pick up some on my way home and relish its taste when i'm at home..Its rite on route 30.

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