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“Local favorite” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Boulangerie French Bakery & Cafe

La Boulangerie French Bakery & Cafe
730 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93704
(559) 222-0555
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Ranked #11 of 1,015 Restaurants in Fresno
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Bakery, French, Café
Good for: Outdoor seating
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Nevada
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138 reviews 138 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Local favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

On this weekday visit went there at 6:30am when they opened. Soon after there was a steady stream of customers (yes, many are seniors and they certainly deserved to enjoy a relax cup of coffee and whatever sweets they like. After all ,assuming working a lifetime, what's the hurry now they can really enjoy full retirement and this is a perfect place for it).
Anyway I digress. Coffee and pastries of all kind sure beats Starbuck. Price I think are on par with them too. I do like mom and pop stores and feel that too many are disappearing nowadays. Service was very good, and everything I ordered was excellent.
The outdoor area is a nice touch on cooler days. Situated in the Whole Foods shopping center right next to a CVS drugstore.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
USA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great number of choices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

If you miss European bread and bakery this is it. You will enjoy it. I went there with my mom and brother and once with my husband.

Visited January 2013
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Fresno, California
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228 reviews 228 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Best baked goods in Fresno”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This sums it up. One day night I brought home $15 in pastries and by the morning my son ate all of the baked goods. He said he couldn't help it they were so good. I agree. They have a huge selection and everything is tempting. Also their bread is good. The restaurant portion for me is really a 3.5 stars. Nothing overly special but it is always packed full of people so maybe I am overly critical of the restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fresno, California, United States
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“get the croissant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Croissants are by far the best since Paris. Ordered the chocolate one and thot, oh my... You really overdid it on the chocolate (said sarcastically cuz' there is just the smallest ribbon of the dark stuff). And then, went in for the bite. Really, bigger is NOT better. Perfect richness and any more would be not right. My splurge... ok,weakness. :)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fresno, CA
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“This is amazing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I love a personal break and what better than the ambiance of La Boul and Fig Garden Village to make me happy! They have just what I want for every bakery craving! Amazing foods for any meal or snack!

Visited April 2013
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