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“French Charm on the West Side”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Baguette

La Baguette
Ranked #6 of 23 Bakeries in Madison
Cuisines: Cafe, French
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“French Charm on the West Side”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

Say you forced to shop at West Towne Mall and become ravenous after loading up on Pottery Barn sale items, don't go for predictable and hit the food court. Donc passer (So passe). Instead, venture outside (squint when you see that bright orb in the sky) and walk (yes, walk to burn off butter calories you will consume shortly) down Mineral Point to the strip mall across from Shopko and visit La Baguette. Their French (really - if you can speak some passable high school French - try it out) and they know their pastries. The quiches are to die for - beautiful homemade butter-laden crusts and perfect eggs & ingredients on top. Soups are homemade and the best part, they give you LOTS of cheese and homemade croutons to add making it worthy of a trip to the ER if you prone to butter attacks. Oh, and the pastries. Delectable! The atmosphere is wonderful - feels bright, airy and quaint - despite it's location (a strip mall). If they could figure out how to add cobblestone sidewalks and some ivy to the facade, you might think you are actually in France. Anytime I have chance to happen by around lunch, I partake. Highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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“Great for lunch or coffee break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

The French bakery items and pastrys are first rate. Also great soups.
The only negative is no wi-fi.

  • Visited February 2013
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
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“C'est magnifique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

Pretty hard to beat as a bakery. The lunch is pretty sparse, but that is very French. So is the service - serviceable. The croissants are pure buttery goodness. Would love for them to move to a better location...like old middleton.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“True French Cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

La Baguette is a great place for a casual lunch or to pick up a treat (especially the cherry almond tart). It is owned by a French family and on any given day seems full of Madison's French-speaking and francophile community. Order in French for fun, and get some simple classics -- onion soup, quiche, more tarts.

  • Visited November 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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131 reviews
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“Memories of France”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Wow, nice little taste of France. Great baguette sandwiches with soup and a glass of rose. definitely brings memories. The baguettes are so crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

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