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La Farine Bakery

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6323 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Oakland, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it is a expensive bakery but it is well worth it. Eclairs, choclatines, almond cros, rustic bagettes, they are all wonderful!

Thank fjd2016
Bay Area
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a full restaurant: you can sit to eat your pastry and coffee. On Piedmont Ave, there is a rest room, but not in Dimond. We go there for sandwiches often. The highlight, though, is the fruit tarts. If we need a hospitality gift this is out go-to place. The person doing the fruit arrangements is a artist, and the... More 

Thank Peaseblossom5
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yummy for breakfast pastries and cakes on order! I love ordering simple, well executed cakes from here for parties.

Thank Erin B
Oakland, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This bread shop is the closest thing here in Oakland to a patisserie/boulangerie like we find in Paris. The breads are made daily, many different choices from traditional baguettes to a pain rustique that is fabulous at dinner or with hors d'oeuvres. Last night a friend contributed the mixed fruit tart as dessert for our seasonal French dinner - it... More 

Thank mobileaccess
Hartford, Connecticut
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Or perhaps the Bay Area, although it's hard to compare to Tartine. La Farine has fantastic, airy, light, not-too-sweet-or-sticky morning buns. The croissants are good but not up to French standards. The French-style tarts, though, particularly the ones with frangipane, are stellar. Breads and cookies are reliably good.

Thank shirleyotis
Modesto, California
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been a client since 1997, the place changed ownership a few years back and maintained good quality for several years. Now very inconsistent, croissants ($2.25) are not infrequently nearly burned (at the very least over baked ) but still sold at same price. Baguettes ($2.65) also can be on the too toasty side (ask for the not burned ones!,... More 

Thank ModestoSenior
oakland, CA USA
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70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Farine has been around for ages and their baking is simply excellent. We were so impressed with their talents that we asked them to bake our wedding cake, a gluten free chocolate torte wonder. It was heavenly! This was well before GF baking was easily found. Highly recommended.

Thank cvalentino
Oakland, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Everything is delicious! Light and flakey rolls and pastries melt in your mouth. Quality ingredients that you can smell upon walking through the door.

Thank tiffsimonds
Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great and friendly staff and outstanding bread, pastries and desserts. Great french style bakery....

Thank redandcurly
Oakland, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Simply the best French bakery in the Bay Area... Their fruit tarts are our go to dessert when we visit anyone or have guests!

Thank JohnCOaktown123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6323 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-654-0338

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?