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La Fournette

1547 N. Wells St., 60610, Chicago, IL
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Ranked #246 of 8,189 restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: French
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93% Recommend
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The french macarons were some of the best I have ever had. My review is based mainly on them. By other half got a piece of chocolate pound cake and was not overly impressed. But like I said, if you like macarons, stop in!

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Chicago, Illinois
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147 reviews 147 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Where to begin? The bread at this store is not baked on premed is but trucked in several times a day from a nearby central bakery. I've tired the multigrain and regular baguette and both are good but not great and in my estimation expensive. Somehow they don't quite have the crisp crust I expect of a really good loaf,... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We looked for a light breakfast option in Chicago. We were sure this will not be the all American option, and did seek for a French option. La Fournette had a nice selection of French salads, crepes, croissants, breads and sweet baked goods. It is not a full service but who needs that for a light breakfast. Prices are good,... More

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Almond croissant was delicious, the raspberry macaron was good. The cappucino was great and the place is very cozy and everything looks delicious!!!

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Nashville, TN
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Came in from out of town. We were dropped off in the area. We went inside and everything was freshly made. We shared plates. Everything was excellent!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I'm so glad we took the extra time to walk to this place from our hotel. Excellent little French Bakery. Perfect little seating area, AMAZING macarons, delicious savory crepes (try the veggie!) and croissants. It was the perfect spot for an intimate brunch when out on the town. We will be back!

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156 reviews 156 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This cafe and bakery is located in the heart of Old Town on Wells near North Avenue. The baguettes here are simply wonderful. I personally don't care for sourdough and the baguettes do contain a touch of it but I still love the bread. They make other breads, danish, croissants, meringues, etc; all first rate. There is a sit down... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

TripAdvisor is a great guide and has led me to many great hotels and restaurants. That being said, you don't get to know a city until you walk the city. On a long walk through the city we randomly happened upon a french bakery in Old Town....La Fournette. Upon entering we were greeted with an authentic "Bonjour" by the owner... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The words is spreading among the French community in Chicago - if you want a nice old fashion baguette, go to Fournette on Wells. The cafe itself is not so cozy but the bread is fantastic, and so are the Danish pastries and macarons. I also appreciate that the staff is trying to say a few words in French (or... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The baguettes....the bread is just so good! Some of the best bread ever stateside! Tear off a chunk and enjoy with coffee. It is just that good. The croissants melt in your mouth...the almond croissant especially. The coffee is perfect. This place is one of the cutest unassuming bakery/café in Chicago. If you have a SOS in your life from... More

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