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La Mie Bakery

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841 42nd St, Des Moines, IA 50312-2604
(515) 255-1625
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This bakery restaurant is always a treat, but if you are planning to have breakfast it's best to visit on a weekday and avoid the Saturday rush. While the weather is mild enjoy dining al fresco on the patio. The beautiful pastries and desserts are almost irresistible, but you also can find healthy entries like vegetable scrambles and egg white... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Self-served and daily choices are different but in general a great place to stop for coffee and a croissant or a cinnamon roll; I stop here once in a while and I love their choices. There is a downtown branch which is smaller and with different schedule but I never been there. T

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pastries made here are the best I have eaten outside of France. The croissants and the pecan rolls are to die for. They make great chicken salad sandwiches and salads for lunch. A great place to go for lunch or breakfast.

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Thank iowagail
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good French bakery, including for items like fresh bread and macaroons. My husband is a big fan of the pastries, particularly the strawberry and rhubarb ones. I've usually come on Saturday mornings and it's packed full of people, but on a Tuesday morning they still had the great selection of items without the large crowd. I'd highly recommend this... More 

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iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Mie is a jewel. Their award winning pastry chef sets the bar very high, but did you know the kitchen makes the most amazing hot breakfasts? They serve french toast with fresh berries, steel cut oatmeal, quinoa bowls and wonderful egg dishes. The French inspired egg dishes include quiche, tartine, omelettes, egg plates and scrambles. The omelets are light... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a hearty breakfast ... only complaint is that the breakfast dishes don't disclose ingredients on the menu board and my husband ended-up with tons of mushrooms in his ham/egg scramble (had he known that he would have ordered something different). We enjoyed picking some pastries to go.

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Thank Stephanie S
Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

French restaurant with a wonderful bakery! All their sandwiches feature their home made breads. Hubby had a smoked turkey club on ciabata bread with a salad,, my brother had an egg salad sandwich, my sister-in-law had quiche with a salad, and I had chicken salad on on one of the best croissants I have ever had! My vegetable soup was... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our last day of our whirlwind trip to Des Moines we had asked around about breakfast.... there was one we kept hearing over and over from the locals...La Mie. Des Moines is so easy to get around (I think) and since we've been there quite a few times, as we prepped ourselves for our 5 hr drive back home,... More 

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Thank gsr
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many options to enjoy here. If you are looking for breakfast or lunch there is something for you. Their baked good are fresh daily and a good option to take on the go. If you have time to sit down and enjoy, they have breakfast and lunch options available. Good environment and nice dedicated staff.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We went to La Mie with about 40 other people from a meeting but amazingly the place could handle the crowd. You place orders at the counter, pick up drinks and desserts, and they bring your sandwich (or other breakfast type food, if that's what you want) to your table. Nice atmosphere, black/white/metal with mirrors. Seating outside if it's not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 841 42nd St, Des Moines, IA 50312-2604
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 255-1625

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