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La Farine Bakery

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$5 - $10
CUISINES
French
Meals
Breakfast

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CAKE​
Moka
Chocolate devil’s food cake soaked w/ kahlua, filled w/ a creamy coffee mousse, finished w/ mocha buttercream.
Gateau Du Printemps
Rich coconut cake layered w/ tangy lime mousse, finished w/ coconut buttercream. No alcohol (seasonal apr-sept)
Gateau Au Citron
Three layers of genoise cake soaked w/ napolèon liqueur, filled w/ a tangy lemon mousse, finished w/ lemon buttercream & sliced almonds.
Reine De Saba
Dense chocolate almond torte soaked w/ myers’s dark rum, covered w/ a bittersweet chocolate glaze. (Special order only w/ 3 days notice by 3pm)
Hazelnut Chocolate Torte
Hazelnut sponge cake filled w/ gianduja buttercream & rich chocolate mousse, finished w/ gianduja buttercream. No alcohol
Raspberry Royale
Almond genoise cake soaked w/ amaretto, layered w/ creamy raspberry mousse, finished w/ vanilla buttercream & sliced almonds.
Brandied Cherry Truffle Torte
A​ rich, flourless chocolate torte studded w/ brandied cherries & finished w/ a bittersweet chocolate glaze. Le sicilien
Moist Chocolate Cake Soaked w/ Frangelico, Filled w/ Creamy Pistachio Mousse & Chocolate Ganache, Finished w/ White Chocolate Buttercream.
Fresh Berries & Cream
Your choice of white sponge cake or chocolate devil’s food cake, soaked w/ a touch of kirsch (optional), filled w/ fresh seasonal berries & freshly whipped cream, frosted w/ whipped cream. (Available at the college ave location only)
Genève
Moist chocolate cake, layered w/ rich milk chocolate mousse, finished w/ a bittersweet chocolate ganache. A chocolate lover’s delight! No alcohol
PASTRIES​
La farine pastries are famous for their quality & authenticity. Made w/ the finest ingredients & the time-honored methods of great french pastisseries, they’re not for the feint of heart…our pastries are made w/ 100% pure butter! We’re the home of the legendary morning bun, & our croissants, brioche & frangipane are nothing but sumptuous. So, check out our offerings & if you’re in the neighborhood, stop in for coffee & pastries & blend in w/ the locals at one of our family tables.
Morning Bun
Croissant dough rolled thin, spread w/ brown sugar & cinnamon, rolled into a log, then cut & baked in muffin pans…nothing short of decadent.
Croissant
The classic french croissant, made w/ croissant dough (flour, butter, milk, sugar & yeast) cut into a triangle w/ the requisite seven ridges. Fabulous w/ jam & butter.
Chocolatine
Croissant dough w/ baton boulanger (bakers chocolate batons) in the middle. The classic pain au chocolat.
Frangipane
Croissant​ dough filled w/ almond paste filling & topped w/ toasted almonds…an almond lovers delight.
Apple Croissant
Croissant dough filled w/ granny smith apples & walnuts, then dusted w/ powdered sugar…a wonderful balance of tart apple, flaky pastry & a hint of sweetness.
Swiss Twinkie
Puff pastry filled w/ a nut puree, shaped like a croissant & topped w/ cinnamon sugar. This pastry will grab you w/ its flaky texture & nutty filling.
Brioche
The​ classic french brioche, this rich pastry (flour, eggs, butter, sugar & salt) is perfect w/ jam & butter, but be warned: it’s the real deal.
Orange Currant Scone
Made w/ orange zest & currants, this classic scone is perfect w/ coffee in the morning. Made w/ pastry flour, buttermilk, sugar, butter, baking soda & a pinch of salt, this scone will recall the classic scones of europe.
Raspberry-Walnut Scone
Made​ w/ toasted walnuts & filled w/ imported raspberry marmelade, this scone has wonderful flavor & texture. Like the orange currant scone its perfect w/ that morning cup of coffee.
COOKIES​
La farine offers classic cookies–little morsels that perk up your day when the energy is flagging. Our oatmeal lemon cookie w/ lemon frosting is an everyday favorite w/ adults, while kids go nuts for our madeleines. We cover the gamut, from cookies filled w/ chunks of chocolate & pecans to biscotti that are crunchy & made w/ hazelnuts & sour cherries. So if you need that little pick-me-up (a personal recommendation would be the triple ginger cookie) or you’re after a late-night snack, give one of la farine’s cookies a try.
Our Daily Selection:
Almond Tea Cakes
Buttery​ almond cake w/ a soft center & crispy edges – delicious served w/ fresh berries & cream!
Apricot Walnut Rugelach
Sour cream pastry filled w/ apricot jam, chopped dried apricots & walnuts
Bisous
Chocolate almond macaroons filled w/ chocolate ganache
Chocolate Chunk Espresso Cookie
A dense, fudgey chocolate & coffee infused cookie w/ chunks of dark chocolate
Chocolate Pecan Cookie
Baked golden brown w/ chunks of dark chocolate & roasted pecans
Jezebel Cookie
A chewy la farine classic w/ almonds, oats, dried apricots & dark chocolate
Lemon Oatmeal Cookie
An oatmeal pecan cookie w/ fresh lemon icing
Lemon Shortbread
A thick shortbread crust w/ a sweet, fresh lemon filling
N SEASONAL & HOLIDAY COOKIES​
Chocolate Macaroons
A​ rich chocolate macaroon loaded w/ shredded coconut
Chocolate Orange Biscotti
With orange zest & chopped dark chocolate
Decorated Chocolate Shortbread
In holiday shapes
Ginger Biscotti
With candied ginger
Gingerbread
Decorated as girls & boys
Hamantash
Whole grain shortbread w/ an apricot filling
Hazelnut Shortbread w/ Raspberry Glaze
In holiday shapes
Orange Cornmeal Cookies
Crispy​ sugar cookies w/ orange zest & fine cornmeal
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cakes
Spiced individual pumpkin cakes w/ chopped bittersweet chocolate
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All reviews tarts fruit tart baguette irish soda bread breakfast pastries chocolatine sandwiches torte mac and cheese wonderful pastries excellent bread baked goods wonderful neighborhood been coming here for years pre made for special occasions the east bay
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their morning buns are the best. First time I had it I didn’t live in the East Bay so I drove to Berkeley ( the only one then). Their lemon bars are also to die for, the curd sits on a beautiful shortbread. Highly recommend...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank amzingg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family looks forward to the morning buns at Easter, the baguettes at thanksgiving, the Yule log at Christmas La Farine is a family tradition much anticipated, with sweet opportunities and accents throughout the year

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank albrightmusic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve been coming here for years, never disapoints. Friendly and quick service and everything is top notch. Their cakes are to die for! I also especially love their rustic sourdough bread and I can’t forget the cupcakes!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank dirk h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the sourdough baguette as well as the sweet baguette. If you go at the right time the bread is still warm from the oven, nothing’s better then that. Their tarts’ custard is delicious. They also offer a variety of choices for breakfast, my...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank rmzan56
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

I’m a regular at this place and highly recommend it. My son loved coming here when he was a little boy. It’s very child friendly. And all my co-workers loved the pastries I would bring. The most popular one was the savory morning bun with...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank warrickliang
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Stopped by for a dessert to bring to a dinner with friends. Chose what turned out to be a delicious fruit tart. Also tempted by the delicious morning buns.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank rbhof
Reviewed April 13, 2019

great breakfast buns...maybe the best in town... our staple whole wheat bread is truly adictive. The selection of french breads is very good. Walnut bread another favorite.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank janelZ4137II
Reviewed April 13, 2019

This shop has delicious European style pastries, wonderful croissants, and scrumptious cookies. Pricy but delicious. Also excellent bread.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JosefineV39
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

The best Irish soda bread in the Bay areas. Quick services and friendly staffs. Yes,definitely,we will revisit it again.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Companion747229
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Great morning buns, chocolate croissants, bread, fruit tarts, cookies and chocolate cakes. Friendly service.

Date of visit: February 2019
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