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The French Pantry is the 2023 Award Winner as Best Dessert, Presented by Travelers Atlas®.

6301-1 Powers Ave Jacksonville - Florida 32217 - USA


The French Pantry, renowned for its exquisite baked goods, has not only become a beloved institution in the Northeast Florida region but also the proud winner of the esteemed Sweet Indulgence Award for offering the Best Dessert in Jacksonville. This culinary gem traces its origins back to 1995 when the original owners, Tim and Barbara Felver, embarked on a journey that would redefine Jacksonville's dessert scene. Drawing from their experiences working alongside culinary luminaries like celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and renowned pastry chef Mary Bergin, the Felvers brought a wealth of expertise and an unwavering passion for the culinary arts to their venture.

The couple's dream materialized as a commercial baking business, modestly housed in a warehouse on Powers Avenue near Wolfson High School. Despite its humble beginnings, the Felvers' dedication to their craft and the unparalleled quality of their baked goods quickly caught the attention of the local community. This commitment to excellence soon transformed The French Pantry into an iconic fixture in Northeast Florida's gastronomic landscape, earning it a reputation for delectable baked goods that has stood the test of time.

Today, The French Pantry continues to honor the legacy of its founders, encapsulating the artistry and passion that Tim and Barbara Felver poured into the establishment. With its roots firmly planted in its rich history, the eatery remains a beloved destination for patrons seeking exceptional baked goods. It serves as a testament to the Felvers' culinary prowess and their ability to create an enduring institution that continues to delight the palates of its guests.







Local's Favorite




6301-1 Powers Ave Jacksonville - Florida 32217 - USA


(904) 454-871


SUN Closed

MON 10:30AM - 2PM

TUE 10:30AM - 2PM

WED 10:30AM - 2PM

THU 10:30AM - 2PM

FRI 10:30AM - 2PM

SAT 10:30AM - 2PM



What a sweet surprise. A hidden gem. Food over the top, fresh and courteous staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. All of us agreed, we would return.


Outstanding!!! Great food. I’ve had everything on the menu in the last 2 years. Fantastic place for lunch and good dessert!!


Khawann H
Worth Every Bit!!
It’s with the wait!!!! The food and the desert is out of this world! If your looking for a great place for lunch, this is the place.



A true gem in a nondescript location. Excellent bread. Highly recommend the Bang Bang shrimp Po Boy sandwich and the Parisian Roast beef sandwich. Fries were on point. We will be back


Sarah Keim
The absolute best pastries and food in Jax. Wedding cake is amazing and is so fresh every time!


Charity Schwegman
Visited, for the first time, yesterday. The food was worth the wait! Cancun Bruschetta, Truffle Mac n Cheese, Shrimp Bruschetta, and a cheese burger!



Debbie A.
Delicious made from scratch sandwiches, desserts and more!
Fresh handmade fruit teas also.


Elizabeth S.
I was always told about this place but me and my me ma came here and let me tell you the food was terrific, service was great, desserts are too just die for will go back again.


Todd D.
Came for a birthday lunch today, just 2 of us in our day off. Was a rainy day, so no lines. Fabulous staff, wonderful food!!!

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