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La Fournette

#608 of 7,468 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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1547 N. Wells St., 60610, Chicago, IL
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
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138 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this bakery as part of a food tour. we were served a croque monsieur and a hazelnut macarroon. Both were delicious and fresh! will definetly vist again!

Thank mmjtr
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great pastries and macarons for sure, but this is also a superb and authentic French boulangerie, with fresh baguettes and an incredible sourdough miche that must be tasted. Every time I visit I get a miche to take home. Slice it, freeze it, enjoy!

Thank pca999
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a french roast coffee and the aroma of baked goods inspired me to add a brioche to the tab. Very friendly neighborhood bakery. Authentic French style pastries, cakes, and breads. Reasonably priced.

Thank Anthony A
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Dropped by for quick lunch. Range of quiches, crepes and salads. Very quick service. Excellent food. Would certainly go there again

Thank RamSRam
Seabeck, Washington, United States
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84 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We had great pastries and coffee while sitting in the very comfortable "living room" area of this shop. Sat for over an hour and visited; also looked at the menu and other pastries. Hard to decide-many great offerings in a warm cozy setting. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I would be a regular if I lived here...

Thank gayleh-k
Chicago, Illinois
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153 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a great little local place. Got honest food. Yes they don't do to order but you buy what you see and it's a good honest bakery. Fresh bread, simple soups, sandwiches and pastries. What more do you want. If you want to order bespoke go somewhere else. But this is a good Traditional French bakery. This is a... More 

Thank jazzyart
Brisbane, Australia
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch at La Fournettes and were very pleased with our choice of the soup. I had the vegetable and my husband had the bacon and lentil. Both were wonderfully warm and tasty as were the crunchy croutons. We finished off with the best coffee we have had in Chicago and a macaron. A great spot... More 

Thank Catherine O
Orlando, Florida
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I have tried LaFournette several times. Perhaps, several times accrued from the fact that my first visitation provided exquisite, albeit pricey, croissants. Alas, subsequent visits provided pricey, but very ordinary (Jewell quality) product. Why spend $2.79 for quality equal to Jewell's .69 cents. Their bread is equivalent to Jewell's artisan bread which is significantly less costly. While their personnel is... More 

Thank Lawrence T
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

A very simple but welcoming space - enough to walk around with and park a pram with a screaming baby. Great for coffee and long chats with friends. The kind of space you would want to sit with a laptop and work away all day if food was not such a distraction! And indeed the focus has got to be... More 

Thank Maria_K_Mou
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77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Given the other reviews i was expecting this to be a place with a special atmosphere. It is however very simple and there is nothing especially pleasant about the it. Also, the assortment of vegetarian stuff is very limited. They do not seem to have the option of making customized sandwitches. We had a soup and two salads. All ok... More 

Thank The_Flaneurs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
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
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago

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