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“La Boulange: From Casual Eats to Fancy Treats” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Boulange

La Boulange
Ranked #385 of 5,626 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Marina District
San Francisco
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“La Boulange: From Casual Eats to Fancy Treats”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

La Boulange is an ever-expanding (shudder) chain of Parisian-style cafes in and around SF. Recently acquired by Starbucks (whose interest primarily stems in La Boulange's bakery expertise), La Boulange is a perfect place for tourists and locals alike. On a personal note, I live for great eats, but reserve the 5-star/Michelin-type locations for special occasions. Enter La Boulange for all my needs - stop in for a quick snack (from quiches to smoked salmon salad/sandwiches to mini baguette sandwiches) or indulge in a very-unAmerican-sized baked good (Parisian macarons, croissants, tarts, meringues - oh my!). La Boulange is notorious for using the highest quality ingredients. Whatever you order, I guarantee you will be treated to taste of casual elegance with no chance of breaking your vacation budget!

  • Visited December 2011
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great pleasure. Lets hope Starbucks doesn't hurt this brand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Great coffee, food, service. They have it all. Feels like being in Europe. Great atmosphere and just a pleasant experience to spend time in this relaxing location. Highly recommend you stop by

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New York City, New York
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good Coffee and Breakfast Bites”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

La Boulange is a cozy breakfast place in China town, SF. We went there for a quick bite but breakfast items such as eggs, etc. are also available. Coffee is strong and food is delicious. I recommend the Quiche (veggie, ham/cheese, or potato/ham - $4.50), which is quite sizable and filling; or if you prefer the morning sweets, try their pastries; there is a great selection. You can also buy pre-packaged cookies and other sweets at the shop. Customer service was very adequate.

Visited October 2012
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Bristol, Connecticut
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“awesome breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

I went to La Boulange soley based off reviews and boy were they right!

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. The pastry selection was extensive and everything looked amazing. I was torn between the oatmeal and french toast for breakfast, but went with the french toast and was not disappointed. I also had a latte which was delicious.

I wish I went back to try other items on their menu because everything looked so fresh and good. I definitely recommend!

  • Visited September 2012
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Great French toast, general good choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

We visited twice, once for a quick late lunch and a weekday breakfast. Line was way too long on a Sunday, so we went elsewhere. Lunch was a split club sandwich, which was excellent and orders of fries and fruit. Sandwich was excellent, fries were fresh and hot with mayo, and fruit was typical. Went for breakfast on a Monday, and my wife's French toast was in a totally new category of food we will never forget. Made in a round form, it had the texture and taste of a custard. Exceptional and unique. My mushroom omelette was very good, but so are 100% of omelettes. We will go back for two orders of the French toast.

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