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La Fournette

#17 of 267 Bakeries in Chicago
#567 of 8,322 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1547 N Wells St, 60610, Chicago, IL 60610-8785
+1 312 624 9430
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place. I happened into it for a quick bite and was pleasantly surprised. The savory crepe was top notch. This is a great stop for a true French style bakery.

Thank Julie R
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We tried a sandwich, a macaroon, and coffee at this awesome bakery. Everything was delicious! We knew we were in for a treat as soon as we smelled the bakery!

Thank juliegardino
Dallas, Texas
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168 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

The bread and onionsoup are good. Everything else was so-so. The tuna fish was fishy, The crepe had gristle and worse yet thwe macaroons were stale. All this for only $40.

Thank Roger F
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017

This is exactly what I want to remind me of France. The staff is helpful and the baguettes (also found at Plum Market) are the perfect combination of crunchy crust and soft airy inside. They serve delicious quiche, perfect almond croissants, and delicate beautiful macaroons. The coffee really brings me back to Paris.

Thank Wanderer4444
Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Very unique cafe in Old Town-a cozy hip neighborhood 4 blocks south of the beach. Fresh baked French goods, gourmet only, almond croissant is to die for. Homemade jams, gluten free chocolate cake/coconut macaroons....delicious beignets

Thank bengiland
Boulder, CO
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185 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

This lovely, neighborhood patisserie in Old Town reminded me of the salons de thé de quartier that I used to frequent in my years living in Alsace. Croissants (plain and almond), bredele, gourmet jams, Uncle Hansi cakes ... the list goes on! There is also an extensive coffee and tea menu.

Thank Fremdenfuhrer
Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Friendly and comfortably unpretentions French bakery. Fresh baked bread always smells good. We usually take bakery products out but you can sit in the cafe and enjoy a drink and some food.

Thank 932Charles
Chicago, IL
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017

I always enjoy the Quiche Lorraine (they have vegetarian also); and the coffee is hot and strong. The pastries are oooh la la! (when you want to splurge on calories - it's worth it) One recommendation for the owners - get some seat pads for the wooden seats.

Thank AmyPRmafia
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Finally found a great baguette after a long search since Fox and O'Bells closed. Crunch and tasty. Sandwiches are light and delicious too.

Thank ChopsticksOverFork
Edmonton, Canada
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173 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2016

I had the grilled cheese sandwich and I found the sandwich to be to greasy. The macroons were good. La Fournette is an easy walk from downtown.

Thank karol452

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1547 N Wells St, 60610, Chicago, IL 60610-8785
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312 624 9430

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