4175 South Oyster Bay Road, Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 408 - 5666
French Workshop, Plainview
The French Workshop is a bakery, cafe, located at 4175 South Oyster Bay Road, in Woodbury Plaza, Plainview, NY. Accessible parking is located throughout the large, paved parking lot.
Street-level, double doors lead to a spacious venue. Order at the counter and take it to a seat along the banquettes and chairs that line one side of the cafe. The venue is spacious, making navigation easy.
Large, accessible, single-occupancy restrooms are located in the rear. There are no baby-changing facilities.
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: depends on where one parks
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: na
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Doors: street-level, double doors
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: na
Width of aisles: spacious
Places to sit: banquettes, chairs
Location of restrooms: in rear of cafe
Type of restroom: large, accessible, restroom with accessible sink
Ease of entry and exit: OK
Baby changing station: no
Friendliness of staff: pleasant
Notes: * accessible parking spaces are located throughout the large parking lot
A new bakery, cafe has opened in Plainview. The French Workshop, has opened a location in the Trader Joe Shopping Center (Woodbury Plaza). Having tasted some of the delicious confections from the French Workshop in Bayside, at a friend’s home, I was excited to try this one.
Parking is plentiful in the large, paved parking lot. Accessible spaces are located throughout the lot. Street-level, double doors welcome you into the spacious, beautifully decorated space. The left side is taken with cases offering a wide variety of pastries, cakes, pies, brownies, tarts, macaroons sandwiches and breads. I have probably even left out a few of the things they offer. Arriving before my friend gave me time to peruse the offerings, although it didn’t make my choosing any easier when the time came!
Banquettes, with small, round tables and chairs are along the right wall. There is so much room that the offerings of bread, cakes, etc. that are located in the middle of the venue did not take away from its spaciousness.
We needed to wait on line to order. Usually I would not be too happy to be on a line, but in this case it gave me more time to make a decision. I must say that the sandwiches looked delicious. The people at the next table told us that they really enjoyed theirs. My friend ordered an egg croissant, which was a hit. I tried several mini items, each of which was delicious as well. They were so good that I took some home for my “better half.”
After ordering food, one can move down the line and order from the beverage “bar” at the end of the counter. Our coffees were excellent, both regular and decaf.
A really nice touch are the silver trays used to get your food to the table, and the nice quality of the napkins. I love attention to detail!
Help is readily available for anyone needing assistance with his/her order. Please just ask!
Although all of the tables were occupied, there was a quiet, serene feeling. We were able to sit and enjoy our orders without any feeling of being rushed.
The large, easily accessible, single occupancy restrooms are lovely. It is obvious that they were not an afterthought. The only downside is that they do not have a baby-changing station.
All in all, this was a lovely experience, one that I will be happy to have again.
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