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French Made Baking

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81 Kingsway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 3J1, Canada
+1 604-558-4880
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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114 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is the real deal. Fresh flaky homemade croissants. baguettes that are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Homemade caneles (rum and egg pastry). Get there early as things run out.

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Thank lorneinvan
Spanaway, United States
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183 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Each time I pass this bakery, I swoon. Powerless against the vision of the grand assortment of macaroons, I'm drawn inside. This time, I also bought an individual lemon meringue tart...and was delighted to NOT share this with anyone! Lovely place!

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Thank Patti G
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

I used to think that Daniel Le Chocolat has the best almond croissants, but French Made Baking is possibly better. The bakery is a bit far from the downtown core, but it's well worth the trip to make a stop a pick up half a dozen of these almond beauties.

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Thank Oski85
New Brunswick, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

There were quite a few different options to choose from which was a pleasant surprise! I chose the macaroon with raspberries in it and it was amazing. The staff were very friendly. I hope to get back to try the buckwheat crepes.

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1 Thank Janelle S
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147 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

I heard this place was in the running for best croissant in thrower mainland. I am eating their chocolate croissant on the recommendation of the French girl who works here and it's very good, but better exist. They have macarons available to sample and they are delicious. Their hot chocolate looks very good and real, made with Valrhona chocolate. A... More 

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1 Thank Anjuli E
North Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

Cannelles, croissant and macarons! Inspiring decor and lovely, charming service! Valrhona Hot Chocolate and fine teas! It was a delight for all the senses... just writing this review has made my mouth water. The pastry creme alone, in the Almond Croissant, was Heaven in the form of custard.... I love this bakery!

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Thank Marciano Q
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015

The Cannele are sooo good, I would take a little more rhum saveur… Charlotte was also delectable. Crepes were good except for salad over apple/Brie one, my taste buds were confused. Twist on a french dish. Most pastries were very Paris up to date. I found the staff did not share their enthusiasm of food with you. "I would recommend... More 

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Schertz
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157 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

After reading all the 5-star reviews I think our expectations were too high. Although the macarons we purchased were very good, the selection was much more limited. Our helper insisted that this was the "normal selection" but the enclosed flavor decoder sheet showed at least 2-3 times more flavors than available. That said, the macarons we did choose were very... More 

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Thank BoiseBeaker
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Our friends recommended us to try this cafe. It was easy to find. The croissants were exactly as we remembered from our time in Paris. Perfect!! Coffee was excellent as well.

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Thank Sandra M
Ladner, Canada
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Familiar with the shop from their participation at local outdoor markets, I decided to order a cake for a party. Superb. Gorgeous. Delicious. Guests raved. Will be back.

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Thank Bren T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Breakfast
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Kingsway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 3J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighborhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: +1 604-558-4880
Description
French-owned and operated pastry shop and crepe cafe in Vancouver.
We are passionate about food and even more passionate about sharing it with family, friends, strangers... Anybody really as long as you have a sweet tooth and appreciate quality products. David is a self-taught Chef and can work hours on recipes to offer some of the most authentic and tasty French pastries in Vancouver. We believe that food is not just a basic necessity, it is also a pleasure and we intend to make people happy with our pastries. We can spend hours perfecting recipes so our creations are a delight to your 5 senses: they look pretty, they smell nice, they melt in your mouth, they taste good and each one of them has a distinctive sound when you take the first bite... Catherine and the team of baristas strive to provide customer service as delightful as the pastries, in French and in English!

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