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La Mie Bakery

841 42nd St, Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 255-1625
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Ranked #3 of 499 Restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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93% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife had been wishing to visit this restaurant for quite some time. It is more like a deli or fast food restaurant in that one places an order at a walk-up counter and is given a number to take to one's table. We both had the chicken salad sandwich. It was excellent. The place is a bit noisy, or... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

YUM. YUM. YUM. Seriously, so great! The bakery is definitely like a bakery you would find in France (we asked some people who have been) and the self-serve goodies are kind of odd at first, but you get over that when you start smelling the delicious fruits, chocolate, and buttery-flaked goodness of the croissants. My daughter absolutely loves their breadsticks.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Better on inside than out. Our first time here, no one greeted us at door. Food was good though. A bit pricy for bakery/ breakfast food. Not on list of places I need to re visit.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I stumbled upon this bakery as we were leaving town one morning. You know when there's a line of people waiting for baked goods that you've found something worth trying. This place makes me sad that I don't live in Des Moines. We tried a strawberry danish while waiting on our omelet and french toast and it... More

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Yes, I agree with a previous review that the bakery items shouldn't be out in the open. But, the pastries are so good that I try to imagine that they've never been touched by human hands and I end up buying way more than I should eat! I love this place!! And, best of all, the prices are so reasonable!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I usually have the French Ham, but the Turkey Club is awesome too. I have yet to actually eat inside as I usually get my sandwich to go at lunch time, so I'm not sure how the service is. But the baked good are excellant!! Also, their prices are NOT outrageous!!

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Fergus Falls, MN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

The food looks great. Tastes pretty good too. A lot of the bakery goods are out in the open and customers and kids touching the goods put me off. Service is good. Space is noisy. Good.

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Des Moines
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Yes, I know my title ends with a preposition, but you will understand once you visit La Mie. The pastries are light, flaky, and deliciously with their fruity fillings. The breads are simply amazing. Imagine a baguette that French people are pleased to eat. Or imagine potato bread so fresh it is still warm when you slice it. One word... More

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335 reviews 335 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
806 helpful votes 806 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Location: - In very cool neighborhood (Cultural, Arts district near museums) although it is like a strip malls. A lot of other interesting stores to explore near this place. -- Free parking at the back of the strip mall. Service: - Although it is more like a self service after you place an order, nice, attentive people at the counter.... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I've been to La Mie a couple of times and have yet to have anything I didn't absolutely love. Every time I go, there has always been a line. Today, right before I got to the register to pay, La Mie's credit card machine stopped working. Rather than hold up a bunch of people while they tried to fix it,... More

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