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“Pastries, cakes and breads, oh my!”
Review of La Farine Bakery

La Farine Bakery
Ranked #1 of 29 Bakeries in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
San Francisco
Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Pastries, cakes and breads, oh my!”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

One of the best bread bakeries in the Bay Area. The Cinnamon Currant bread shouldn't be missed.

Visited May 2012
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English first
Oakland, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolute best bakery around!”
Reviewed June 30, 2011

We discovered this bakery years ago and it has been our true favorite ever since. Everything they offer is a delight.

From their breakfast rolls and croissants, to their delicious cakes and tarts, wonderful breads and inspired cookies, this place is a challenge to anyone's self control!

The cakes are not overly sweet, each one like a slice of heaven. It is not possible to leave disappointed.

I can't recommend a place more highly!!

  • Visited April 2011
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city
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“La Farine definately worth a stopover.”
Reviewed July 19, 2010

La Farine, estabished 1974 is a classic French bakery producing wedding cakes, cakes, tarts, breads, and cookies. Most of its customers purchase for take away, though there are a couple of tables to eat there. I came here for their sweet French bread loaf, $1.75, and it is very good. They will make sandwiches for you if your wish. If you're in this area, it's definitely worth stopping by. Open Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm, Sunday 8am-3pm.

Other locations:

Dimond
3411 Fruitvale Ave.
Oakland, CA 94602
Telephone: 510-531-7750

Solano/Thousand Oaks
1820 Solano Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
Telephone: 510-528-2208

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Oakland, California
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“No go bakery”
Reviewed May 22, 2010

nasty place to eat baked goods, i saw some rats running around the inside of this place!!!!!!!! nasty

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San Simeon, California
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“Excellent bread”
Reviewed April 26, 2010

Their mini kalamata olive loaves are so soft and delicious! The Irish Soda bread is a little different, but addicting...especially toasted in the morning. YUM! Great sourdough too- I thought it was better than Tartine's.

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