Translation:He spends several minutes in front of the pastry shop.
It is telling me patisserie is wrong, presumably because it wants a circumflex which i cant do.
It wants "pastry shop", the English term for "pâtisserie". If you live across the Channel from France, you may use the term on a regular basis. The rest of the world is not so fortunate. [Edit: Having said that, patisserie (EN) is accepted]. BTW, you can do any of the special characters if you want to. Change your keyboard setting (on a Windows computer) to "United States International" and you can type all the characters on the fly: â é è ê ï ù ç. It's easy. If you use a smartphone or tablet, you can just hold your finger on the letter for a second and you will be presented with a choice of options for the special characters based on that letter.