Pastiche Fine Desserts

★★★★★
  • 92 Spruce St

    Providence, RI 02903

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  • 401-861-5190

About Pastiche Fine Desserts

Hours
Tuesday To Thursday From 08:30 AM To 11:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 08:30 AM To 11:30 PM Sunday From 10:00 AM To 10:00 PM
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I love, love, love this place! The desserts, the coffee, the iced chai..oh man. The chocolate cake is to die for!

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★★★★☆

I love, love, love this place! The desserts, the coffee, the iced chai..oh man. The chocolate cake is to die for!

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Nice place to have some desserts. One of the best desserts in RI. Yes, so if you don't want to go to boston but want to have a nice dessert, go there :)

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★★★★☆

Nice place to have some desserts. One of the best desserts in RI. Yes, so if you don't want to go to boston but want to have a nice dessert, go there :)

Pros: Good desserts

Cons: not for main dish :)

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On my first and only visit to Pastiche, I ate the best fruit tart and best carrot cake I've ever had, plus the espresso drinks were the best I've found in Providence so far. The only problem was not enough tables.

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★★★★★

On my first and only visit to Pastiche, I ate the best fruit tart and best carrot cake I've ever had, plus the espresso drinks were the best I've found in Providence so far. The only problem was not enough tables.

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Pastiche is a wonderful little place. Parking can be a total pain, since it's on the street, but if you head down the road far enough, you'll usually find a place. Entering, the decor is relaxed and attractive, but it's a little too cozy, bordering on cramped. The tables are packed pretty tightly, and the hustle of people walking to to and fro makes the small areas not covered by chairs and tables somewhat treacherous. I've never waited for more than ten minutes for a table, even on weekends, which highlights the quick sojourn that many people choose to make at this bustling, little hot-spot. Once settling in, the coffee menu is generally unimpressive. It's got all the usuals --mocha, latte, etc.-- but nothing that really shows the hand of an inventive barista. The coffee is some of the strongest I've ever had, if not the strongest. As if when roasting the beans, they just set them directly on fire. The deep, powerful coffee flavor is something that will probably overwhelm Americans weaned on the weak concoctions of Starbucks (nothing against Starbucks, though). A cappuccino here is a treat for a coffee lover. The pastries and cakes, which change seasonally, are the real stars. Everything is made in-house, and there are so many items to try it's pointless to try and list them. The standouts are the fruit tart, which is the best in Rhode Island, a chocolate mousse cake that leaves you always wanting more, and the airy Italian mascarpone torte. Some snafus include coffee that is sometimes not just strong, but burnt. If you have complaints, though, the friendly staff will happily replace your cup. Their chocolate layer cake and chocolate torte have also, on occasion, been very dry. Still, no errors can really detract from the ineffable charm of this quaint, Federal Hill haunt. Fabulous coffee combined with mostly amazing desserts gives Pastiche the honor of being one of the Rhode Islands best cafes and bakeries. If you haven't already gone, go. Now.

2
★★★★☆

Pastiche is a wonderful little place. Parking can be a total pain, since it's on the street, but if you head down the road far enough, you'll usually find a place. Entering, the decor is relaxed and attractive, but it's a little too cozy, bordering on cramped. The tables are packed pretty tightly, and the hustle of people walking to to and fro makes the small areas not covered by chairs and tables somewhat treacherous. I've never waited for more than ten minutes for a table, even on weekends, which highlights the quick sojourn that many people choose to make at this bustling, little hot-spot. Once settling in, the coffee menu is generally unimpressive. It's got all the usuals --mocha, latte, etc.-- but nothing that really shows the hand of an inventive barista. The coffee is some of the strongest I've ever had, if not the strongest. As if when roasting the beans, they just set them directly on fire. The deep, powerful coffee flavor is something that will probably overwhelm Americans weaned on the weak concoctions of Starbucks (nothing against Starbucks, though). A cappuccino here is a treat for a coffee lover. The pastries and cakes, which change seasonally, are the real stars. Everything is made in-house, and there are so many items to try it's pointless to try and list them. The standouts are the fruit tart, which is the best in Rhode Island, a chocolate mousse cake that leaves you always wanting more, and the airy Italian mascarpone torte. Some snafus include coffee that is sometimes not just strong, but burnt. If you have complaints, though, the friendly staff will happily replace your cup. Their chocolate layer cake and chocolate torte have also, on occasion, been very dry. Still, no errors can really detract from the ineffable charm of this quaint, Federal Hill haunt. Fabulous coffee combined with mostly amazing desserts gives Pastiche the honor of being one of the Rhode Islands best cafes and bakeries. If you haven't already gone, go. Now.

Pros: Fabulous desserts, fruit torte is heavenly, and some of the best coffee around.

Cons: Coffee is sometimes burnt, some cakes aren't up to the other pastries.

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When we moved to Providence a few people told us to check out Pastiche. We've gone a few times, but have found the desserts to be underwhelming. Most of the cakes are laden in buttercream, which is oddly tastless as well as greasy. The summer desserts were the best - the fruit tart and the blueberry cobbler are delicious. I think Pastiche is okay, but definately not worth the price.

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★★★☆☆

When we moved to Providence a few people told us to check out Pastiche. We've gone a few times, but have found the desserts to be underwhelming. Most of the cakes are laden in buttercream, which is oddly tastless as well as greasy. The summer desserts were the best - the fruit tart and the blueberry cobbler are delicious. I think Pastiche is okay, but definately not worth the price.

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Pastiche has by far the best desserts in Rhode Island. The cookies are delicious! They are sold by the pound. The selection includes almond biscotti, chocolate walnut, russian tea cookie, and chocolate chip. The cakes are amazing. The carrot cake in particular is very good.

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★★★★★

Pastiche has by far the best desserts in Rhode Island. The cookies are delicious! They are sold by the pound. The selection includes almond biscotti, chocolate walnut, russian tea cookie, and chocolate chip. The cakes are amazing. The carrot cake in particular is very good.

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This place has absolutely the best desserts. It is alittle pricy, but well worth it. What is good about it is that it stays open till 10 or 11pm every night. Sometimes there is a wait, but they always seat you promptly. The service is fast and the desserts are mouth watering. If you love sweets this is the place to eat.

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★★★★★

This place has absolutely the best desserts. It is alittle pricy, but well worth it. What is good about it is that it stays open till 10 or 11pm every night. Sometimes there is a wait, but they always seat you promptly. The service is fast and the desserts are mouth watering. If you love sweets this is the place to eat.

Pros: food, service, ambience

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Pastiche is my favorite bakery/cafe. Whenever, I visit Providence, this is the only place that I must go to again. It is a respite from everything else. The atmosphere is great...like an intimate European cafe. The wall mural and decorations are so pretty. It feels cozy. The desserts are heavenly. One can never decide what to order as all of them look so beautiful. What especially impressed me on a hot summer day was that they served a little pitcher of liquid sugar with my iced tea! That way, the sweetener actually mixed with the tea instead of sinking to the bottom. I have never had that at any other restaurant. I wish I had more excuses to visit Providence just so that I could go to Pastiche.

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★★★★★

Pastiche is my favorite bakery/cafe. Whenever, I visit Providence, this is the only place that I must go to again. It is a respite from everything else. The atmosphere is great...like an intimate European cafe. The wall mural and decorations are so pretty. It feels cozy. The desserts are heavenly. One can never decide what to order as all of them look so beautiful. What especially impressed me on a hot summer day was that they served a little pitcher of liquid sugar with my iced tea! That way, the sweetener actually mixed with the tea instead of sinking to the bottom. I have never had that at any other restaurant. I wish I had more excuses to visit Providence just so that I could go to Pastiche.

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We go often and the deserts are always excellent. It's too bad the Mocha walnut marquis is no longer offered, as it was a real jewel in their crown!

2
★★★★★

We go often and the deserts are always excellent. It's too bad the Mocha walnut marquis is no longer offered, as it was a real jewel in their crown!

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Definitely AGREE .. Pastiche's desserts are out of this world! Highly recommended: sinful Torta di Ciocolatta and Tiramisu, comforting Carrot Cake, Rugelach and Banana Creme Pie, refreshing Fruit Tart, and soothing Lemon Squares ...

2
★★★★★

Definitely AGREE .. Pastiche's desserts are out of this world! Highly recommended: sinful Torta di Ciocolatta and Tiramisu, comforting Carrot Cake, Rugelach and Banana Creme Pie, refreshing Fruit Tart, and soothing Lemon Squares ...

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The coffee is good, and some of the pastries and cakes are excellent (try the lemon buttercream cake) but I have had a couple of unexceptional desserts, and one truly unappetizing lime tart. Be careful!

2
★★★★☆

The coffee is good, and some of the pastries and cakes are excellent (try the lemon buttercream cake) but I have had a couple of unexceptional desserts, and one truly unappetizing lime tart. Be careful!

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Desserts don't get better than this... Not too hot, not too cold. Not too heavy, not too light. Not too tart, not too sweet. The desserts, coffees, and old world atmosphere are way beyond "just right"!

2
★★★★★

Desserts don't get better than this... Not too hot, not too cold. Not too heavy, not too light. Not too tart, not too sweet. The desserts, coffees, and old world atmosphere are way beyond "just right"!

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it is too bad that there is only one store. maybe they can expand to places like touristy newport or warwick.

2
★★★★★

it is too bad that there is only one store. maybe they can expand to places like touristy newport or warwick.

Pros: very good, yummy, tasty

Cons: expensive, small

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Showed up at 11p on a rainy Saturday night and the place was still packed to the gills. They do serve the best fruit tart on the east coast and their cafe le semeuse is worth the wait. My dessert companions also raved about their desserts, but my fork would not leave the side of my fruit tart. Service is still a bit spotty (I've been coming here for 11 years), especially when so crowded, and the prices for the desserts are sky high and climbing. However, there is no better place around for the perfect ending to a perfectly gourmet evening. Worth a 15-20 min wait, worth the money, worth the calories.

2
★★★★★

Showed up at 11p on a rainy Saturday night and the place was still packed to the gills. They do serve the best fruit tart on the east coast and their cafe le semeuse is worth the wait. My dessert companions also raved about their desserts, but my fork would not leave the side of my fruit tart. Service is still a bit spotty (I've been coming here for 11 years), especially when so crowded, and the prices for the desserts are sky high and climbing. However, there is no better place around for the perfect ending to a perfectly gourmet evening. Worth a 15-20 min wait, worth the money, worth the calories.

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Love their fruit tart, cool place to hang out for coffee, always something tasty on their menu!

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★★★★★

Love their fruit tart, cool place to hang out for coffee, always something tasty on their menu!

Pros: Tasty, Fireplace, Variety

Cons: Crowded, Popular, fairly expensive

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I have never made an extra trip to federal hill, except to get a pastiche dessert. I have tried almost all of them, and they are great. I almost blow everytime I bite into one.

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★★★★★

I have never made an extra trip to federal hill, except to get a pastiche dessert. I have tried almost all of them, and they are great. I almost blow everytime I bite into one.

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Simply exquisite. The best dessert food you will ever put in your mouth. But expect a wait!

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★★★★★

Simply exquisite. The best dessert food you will ever put in your mouth. But expect a wait!

Pros: Delicious food

Cons: Expensive

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Pastiche never fails to satisfy my dessert cravings. As much as I am a die-hard for chocolate, the fruit-desserts like the fruit-tarts and strawberry shortcake often win my order. Everything I have ever had there is great.

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★★★★★

Pastiche never fails to satisfy my dessert cravings. As much as I am a die-hard for chocolate, the fruit-desserts like the fruit-tarts and strawberry shortcake often win my order. Everything I have ever had there is great.

Pros: Great desserts, Cute and Romantic, Good value

Cons: Small and crowded, Hard to find parking

 

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