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“best pan au levain” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Farine Bakery

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La Farine Bakery
6323 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
510-654-0338
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Ranked #30 of 1,069 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
California City, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“best pan au levain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Claremont bakery nicer than Piedmont bakery.

Pros:
OMG so good!
Best pan au levain and best morning buns ever.

Cons:
Cakes not really worth the high price tag, but still yummy.
Not best ambiance for sitting and visiting in either the claremont or the piedmont locations. Not very frenchy in that way.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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WI
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“This little Boulangerie is the best outside of Aix!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

This little Boulangerie is the best outside of Aix! I am happy to say each time I return to the Bay Area, this little bakery is as good, if not better than I remembered it to be. The croissants, morning buns and fruit tarts are all divine. Try it all.

Visited October 2012
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Lebanon, NJ
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Eclairs Made by Angels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Okay, maybe angels don't really do the baking, but it tastes like it. I keep dreaming of that little eclair I had there last week: rich, thick dark chocolate topping and crispy, light pastry and the perfect combination of custard and whipped cream filling. It compares well to many of my favorite pastry shops in Europe. My daughter raves about their cookies, my husband delights in their roast beef sandwiches, but trust me here: don't miss the eclair.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Living near LaFerine is torture!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Living near any bakery, if you're a bread and pastery lover can be difficult, but living near La Farine is just torture! So good. Baguette!!!!

Visited October 2012
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Oakland, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“My favorite neighborhood bakery; great frangipane and morning buns”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a place I'll run out and get breakfast treats and/or fresh bread on a weekend and feel really happy about it. Their breakfast yum yums are all buttery and delicious. The fresh breads are delish and some are very pretty to look at, too. I ordered three fruit tartes for my girlfriend's special birthday party and people loved them. I have not had anything here that I didn't enjoy. Clean, positive staff, good location.

Visited July 2012
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