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La Provence

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105 Thoreau St., Concord, MA
978/371-7428
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6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
French details in everything they do

I love going here just to see the lovely desserts behind the counter and the unique food items to shop for.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I love going here just to see the lovely desserts behind the counter and the unique food items to shop for.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We make at least annual visits to Concord, as one of us grew up there. La Provence has been there for some years now, and is always a place where one can find reliably good food, whether it be for breakfast items, lunch, or teatime snacks -- or more. A few tips: Do try to go at OFF-peak times. It... More 

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Stow
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food is very good; the selection is varied and healthy. It is small and a bit warm inside, with a casual, Concord French ambience. I wish the portions were larger (for example, of quiche). Service is a bit prompt yet suits the rushed lunch crowd well.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is about as authentic a French bakery as you'll find. The owner is French and speaks French to the patrons who also speak French. This is my favorite coffee place in Concord, good coffee and a wide variety of pastries and muffins. They also serve lunch with a variety of French specialties available. The lunches have always been excellent.... More 

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boston, ma, usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

authentic french cooking, fast and delicious (they also cater). each day they have four or five home cooked lunch plates, good veg options, soups, fresh roasted chicken (wow). the dessert case has an excellent selection of fine pastries. their french ham and brie sandwich on baguette is fantastic, and you can even get a glass of wine to make the... More 

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Holland, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Such an excellent place. I used take my daughter here when she was tiny. Now she's 12, and we still love it. Stop by in the morning for croissants or pain de chocolate. The palmiers are terrific. We like the quiche lorraine with the French lemonade. The red potato salad was a little too al dente on Tuesday; they needed... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

La Provence is a great place for breakfast, lunch or a little snack. Their bakery items are fresh, and their lunch items are tasty without being too heavy. I always like to get their 3-item lunch plate, with your choice of salads, pasta salads, and tuna or chicken salad. They have a good selection of drinks too.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Just a nice easy going cafe. Amazing deserts. A french flair in Concord Center. All food is fresh and delicious. Counter service.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I often choose a sandwich made with a baguette and pate or ham. There are plenty of salads to choose from and some specials as well which could include a hot meal. The food is simple but good . The coffee is not but the wine is usually lovely.

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Sudbury, MA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Overpriced self-serve cafe with lovely looking yet average desserts, a few French dishes but mostly overrated salads and ready made foods, bad coffee (sorry...not my cup of...er...coffee), and a cheesy atmosphere. Friends and I cannot understand why it is always full at lunchtime.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 Thoreau St., Concord, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: 978/371-7428

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?