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Reviewed 19 July 2023

Belles doesn't deserve any ratings. I placed a custom layered cake order with Linda Lipschitz on whatsapp a few weeks back and paid her for the order. A day later after I paid her, she replies that she cannot deliver the cake and needs to...change the cake and make it marbled instead of layers which was obviously a cheap shortcut on her part. She could not answer why she didn't disclose this initially and only did so after I had paid her. She knew well that my function was 5 days away and this was totally unprofessional and lacks ethical standards and business integrity. She refused to provide proof of payment for my refund and even that was a misson. I will never order from them again, there are much better, honest local businesses out there that we will support.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023

This place is extremely unprofessional! I tried to order a cake on Wednesday for Friday afternoon, but struggled to get much communication on the whatsapp number that they insist on using. On Wednesday I was told they would get back to me Thursday morning, on...Thursday late morning I was given a horrendous price, all I wanted was a mini cake and shared some pictures of similar cakes just as a base to what I was looking at but I informed Linda that I am open to changing the design due to the cake size, I received a response that the cake could only be done with 3 tiers at 15cm... No suggestions on the design or anything... Very well I said the price was too much and told her my budget, R400 for two mini cakes, much simpler design, I requested frosting on the edges and happy birthday on the one cake and just plain frosting on the other with some flowers just to brighten it up. She immediately worked on R200 per cake and they sell the mini cakes in store for about R150 each, please keep in mind my design was now extremely plain and very simple, I could order it from Checkers or PNP if I wanted, but I expected cakes from a professional to be nicer and tastier. Nevertheless I didn't get a response on Thursday until Friday morning after I messaged to find out what was happening. I was told it was R400 in total, I was not shown a possible design and there was no discussion about what kind of cake I wanted in terms of flavor or colour of frosting, Linda did not even ask what my name was for the order in the 3 days we were communicating, I then received banking details and was told to make an immediate payment, I was not going to make an immediate payment at my own expense because I was willing to do a normal payment and send proof of payment, and the immediate payment was a request from Linda herself. I then requested a discount to cover the extra banking fees or to pay in store rather than do an immediate transfer and from there on I received no response whatsoever from Linda. So Ofcourse I didn't make any payment because there was no confirmation on anything regarding my order, and I was not comfortable doing an immediate payment at my own expense. I visited the stores little stall in Checkers and there was Noone at the counter to even attempt to assist. While still in store I messaged Linda telling her I was still awaiting a response from her and therefore didn't make payment and visited the stall and there was Noone to assist so my order would have to be cancelled... Till this day have not received a response. How do you run a business and take 3 days to respond to a person not even trying to get proper details about their order, request an immediate payment at the clients expense and then blank out ignore them?More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2021

I ordered a cake for my daughter through them. I could only order on whatsapp. When i tried calling the WhatsApp no numerous times, the number did not work. The other no had no answer. When chatting to teh lady, she refused to refund me...and said that she did not force me to order. I asked for them to call me back. no call, onyl whatsapp messages with Linda. Extremely unprofessional and i will not recommend ever.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 29 May 2019 via mobile

Worst service ever. Ordered a cake a month ago for my daughters 16th and was assured everything was in order only to get there and find no cake. Linda forgot to put through but assured me was fine. They slapped together a cake by staff...who tried really har to help but was shocking. Now after Linda said she would refund me for the sub-par cake she does not and will not answer my calls or emails. Pathetic place who is literally now robbing people.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 5 January 2019

Not to impressive, the macrons were dry, possibly thats why the place was empty !!! Not expected from Sandton City !

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

I went to enquire about which cakes they had for the day , before I sat down , the lady that assisted me , was quite uncoothed so I just left , no wonder it was not packed by the seating area

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

We enjoyed a breakfast at Belle's -- and everything we ordered was absolutely delicious! They offered a wide variety of breakfast options from the remarkable baked goods to hot breakfast items like omelettes, pancakes and other breakfast staples. Their coffee and tea options were also...quite varied. The whole place had a very French vibe and it was very charming.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I love going to Belles every now and then to spoil myself with a slice of cake. The cake is renowned for the flavour and decadence. I was disappointed by my last visit. I ordered the vanilla cake and it was dense and did not...taste fresh at all. The quality has really gone down since the last time I was there...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

People often complain about prices here, the cake here is worth every cent. It's very hard for me to rate food a 5, but this cake deserves it! Staff were super helpful as well! Well-done guys!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

While this patisserie used to be one of my favourites, over the last few years their standard of service has dropped drastically. I also find huge inconsistencies in the quality of their cakes - some days they are delicious, other days - not so much....My biggest issue is that this patisserie is markedly overpriced for what you get, especially in comparison to other bakeries in the area.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Couldn't resist stopping at Belle's . Some absolute delicious cakes and pastries combined with amazing Coffee . Wish i had more time to taste some of the other delicious food that i saw around me . Highly recommended

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We came through to your branch for some coffee and cake ,There where four of us we all had a slice of the different cakes very tasty just a little bit to sweet to eat one whole slice so we opt to take home with...us .service was okay .nice place to get together and have a good chatMore

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

This small café is based at the entrance to Edgars in Sandton City. It offers a small menu of light meals, pastries, cakes and non alcoholic drinks. Speciality items include the Meze, Salmon and Cheese- boards which are great as a light, shared meal. The...restaurant offers private catering. It is open 7 days a week. Mon-Sat 9am-8pm. Sunday 9am-6pm. Staff are friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

My favourite that a bought last week was rainbow cake. It is my must have cake when I drive to Johannesburg. It is moist and stays fresh for longer. The only insane thing was when we got to Atholl Blubird shopping centre, the cakes were...deformed and we had to drive to Sandton for a sane cakeMore

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The cakes, pastries, coffee etc are always great at Belle's Patisserie. The shop is small, intimate and has a really nice atmosphere. Service is personal and good. Although it could be described as a " girly " restaurant, there were large groups of men on...Saturday, enjoying tea and cake / breakfast!More

Date of visit: June 2017
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3