Papy Bio Reviews
My daughter and I visited Paris for her high school graduation last year and I purchased a Groupon for the macaron making class. Papi Bio is all the things others have written about him,,, talkative..... more »
I saw a macaron making class on Groupon at ‘Papi Bio’s’ and as my friend was going to be in Paris I reached out to see if there was availability during her visit on August 21st. Papi Bio responded... more »
This is a complete scam!! My friend was coming to town for a couple days so I emailed Papi Bio about reserving a class. I saw there was a groupon but didn’t want to buy it unless he had space on the day I needed. He replied there was space August 21st at 6pm and to book the groupon and send him the number. I did just that, again confirming August 21st at 6pm and he replied August 21st at 6pm. I arrived August 21st at 6pm to find a dinghy, dimly lit room and Papi Bio inside. He was obviously surprised to see me and had not prepared at all for a class. He kept jamming his finger at his agenda where there was nothing written down for the day and telling me there was no class. I tried to explain that I see there’s nothing written down and showed him my email correspondence where three times the date and time was confirmed for that day. I then thought that maybe this wasn’t Papi Bio, and my reservation hadn’t been passed on. But then he confirmed he was Papi Bio - the same person who had signed the emails I had gotten confirming the time. He did not say sorry once. And just told us to contact groupon for a refund. This experience was bad enough in itself as now any other classes with more reputable companies were book at this point. BUT THEN it has gotten way worse. Groupon refuses to refund me because Papi Bio cashed in my groupon (as soon as I made the reservation!!) and is claiming that I did not show up for my class. Which is a complete lie. He will not reply to my emails and groupon (after now a month and a half) will not move forward because Papi Bio tells them I missed my reservation. This has been an insanely awful experience and for your sanity DO NOT BOOK WITH PAPI BIO. Pay the extra money and go to an honest, kinder, cleaner place. There’s lots!
I bought already twice a voucher via groupon to enjoy the delicious macarons homemade by papybio (I ordered twice the sweet ones) and when I come back to Paris I will for sure stop by this place again if I want to enjoy some good macarons. I recommend to all the people who want to discover the delicious French macarons to go and spend their money there instead of a famous green logo brand which tries to make you think they make everything traditionally since centuries while all of that comes from a good storytelling... Here, at least the macarons are homemade by a passionate old man and are, if I am right, even gluten free. Last time, he gave me an extra of 5 macarons while my groupon voucher was only for 20 just because he did not want to treat differently his groupon customers than his «normal» customers (indeed, at that time, for the «normal» customers the sweet box included 25 macarons).
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