Great food, good service. I had a delicious egg salad sandwich and the Macaroons were excellent.
Macaroons, croissants, and breakfast foods
The macaroons are amazing!!!!! It was a little crowded but it was to be expected because the food is amazing.
Best chocolate croissant in the world!
Croissants look better than the ones in France. Granola is excellent.
Their croissants are delicious. If you get the cheese one ask if you can get it heated up slightly. It's much better warm.
Everything is great here. Fresh, local and delicious.
The croissants are the best I've found anywhere in Phoenix.
Come early for fresh croissants that are the best I ever had in the south west
Really great food, and great prices!!
My favorite is the cinnamon raisin croissants, it's great if you're on the go. Or try the fruit tart, not sure what sauce they use but it's amazing!
Probably the most underrated spot in town. Fantastic pastries and real deal croissants that are as good as any bakery in France. Great to take home and share with the whole family.
If you are craving the perfect macaron then come to Essence! Make sure you try their caramel macarons, they are to die for!
Had the fruit tarte and the banana chocolate tarte. A plate of heaven!
The macaroons are better than the ones in France.
I loved this place until I was treated rudely for having my puppy on the patio. Here's a tip: post the sign on the inside of the gate if you're gonna leave your gate hanging open all the time! :( fail
The Double Bar Chocolate Croissant here will transport you to the cafes of Paris.
The pastry selection is limited to fruit tarts & macaroons. This is a pro as well as a con; selection is limited but executed deliciously. They also offer basic breakfast fare which won't disappoint.
mmmmM, raisin rolled croissant!
Best breakfast in Tempe! The eggs (scrambled) are the best I've ever had, rich & creamy. Delicious homemade sausage complete with potato cake :)
I was, unfortunately, disappointed by these macarons. They are not the light crispy traditional french macaron that I am used to. <sigh>
Nice low key place great choices for organic hot tea. Music is a little loud inside for my taste.
Absolutely the worst. Slow and rude staff, the inside was stuffy and smelled bad. After already paying $3 for an iced tea they have the audacity to charge another $.50 to take it to go. 0/5 stars
This place is great, but it's always a debate if it's worth the really long wait for food.
Excellent food, but a tiny dining room.
The atmosphere here is amazing. Sit on the patio with a cup of coffee. The food is wonderful. My favorite: The Big Breakfast. Yumm!
Double Chocolate-Bar Croissant!
Heed the note on the front door about outside drinks. They can be quite rude about it.
The macarons are the best macarons I've ever tasted, and I've had them all over the country! I've tried a couple, but the caramel is by far the best! Go early in the day so they don't run out!
If you want state of Heaven, you have to get there at 7.. Their Chocolate, Almond Croissants sell out in a New York minute.
This place is usually busy, but for good reason. Food is terrific; fresh, organic, handmade everything. But be prepared to wait for your food & for a table. No one's in a hurry here.
The big breakfast is my only joy in life.
Fantastic lunch and ever better macarons.
Promptly stops serving any breakfast at 10:30!
Best macaroon in town!
small hole in the wall bakery with some of the freshest bread in AZ. Croissants are a must here.
Get the iced coffee :-) great patio for lunch
Their Macaroons are amazing! Perfect for any occassion! Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, or our favorite...Just Because! Don't leave the place without one!
Try the Egg Sandwich With Ham - Delicious brioche
Sooo bloody slow. The cashiers always have something far more important to do than take your order.
Yikes. Very slow service. :(
The french toast brioche is pretty good... French influences!
Croque Monster was delish! Don't leave without a macaroon or ten.
Everything here is so fresh and delicious! The ingredients are all wonderful.I love the sandwiches and salads! The macarons are to die for.I asked for those for my birthday instead of cake, yippee!
Try the Grilled Cheese And Croque Monsieur Sandwiches - Half of each sandwich #nom
If you are so lucky to go in on a day they are serving pink grapefruit macarons don't leave without one.
Always seems to be busy. Be patient. It's worth it.
Great for breakfast, lunch, and dessert.
Great croissants and other yum baked goods
Leave your email address at the register! They will tempt you weekly with AMAZING lunch specials that make you drool! ;) enjoy!
The blueberry bostock is wonderful!
Parking is hard to find at lunch time...
Better get here a little early to beat the crazy lunch lines.
Best croissants in the Valley. The line is pretty convoluted so try to go during off times.
Yum! Get there early for lunch. It fills up fast!
The Greek caesar salad is amazing if you love calamata olives.
The chicken salad sand-which will change your life.
Don't forget to grab a 'Croissant' before you leave! It was voted one of the top 100 favorite dishes in 2011 by the Phoenix New Times!
I've searched the world from NY to Paris and the Essence caramel macaron is still the best!
I really didn't like this place, it was a little to "healthy" for me. The place is always busy, just wasn't my cup of tea
Awesome breakfast/lunch/sweets spot that composts and recycles! All you earth-conscious, hungry ASU students take note! Hardy and University
The chocolate croissants are bliss. I've Never had anything on the lunch menu that I didn't enjoy!
These are no Laduree macarons, but they're still very good cookies.
Best spanakopita in town.
Get here early: at 11am they had already run out of croissants. :(
Holy Moly!!! The ham and cheese jalapeño sandwich is unreal.
Egg sandwich + bacon + side of bacon.
The Quiche Lorraine is tasty-good.
Everything is good here. But specifically - chocolate croissant & vanilla bean iced coffee. Do it.
Their caramel and pumpkin French macarons are insanely good. Be sure to stop by early, as they sometimes run out of their most popular flavors by afternoon. Large pre-orders are great hostess gifts.
Try the iced caramel coffee! Yummmmy!
If you're across the parking lot waiting for a Starbucks, get out of line and come here. Best breakfast/lunch you'll have around here! Caramel iced coffee + croissant is perfect!
Get the Grilled Cheese with tomato and basil, it's perfect lunch amount and great flavors!
Don't wait in the line hanging out the door unless you specifically want a croissant!
Don't walk out the building without a macaron.
Potato cake: good.
Try the almond croissant. It's delicious.
Weekend brunch is omg good. Fluffy eggs, great coffee and pastries. And those macarons!
Tu trouves des supers brioches decapitees, car les Americains les preferent ainsi d'apres ce que disent Eugenie et Gilles, les proprietaires, tres sympa,qui me vantent leurs macarons.