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La Farine Berkeley

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1820 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2388
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07:30 - 19:00
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Berkeley, California
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

It was a great place, but after a battle with the landlord, they closed. The space remains vacate, so hopefully the landlord has learned a lesson. Their original location is still open in Rockridge (as far as I know).

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Thank mrosen456
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Everything I've had here is divine — specially Le Sicilien cake. Just got it for the 4th or 5th time (birthdays) and it consistently rocks my world. Pistachio crusted Frangelico soaked chocolate cake with a light frosting. Not overly sweet. Perfect balance of flavs and textures. Heaven! I can also vouch for their baguettes, cookies and eclairs. Top notch.

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Thank panzpanzpanz
Berkeley, California
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Everything you want in a French Bakery. This place is treasure of edible goods. And if you have to have it there is a Starbucks across the street.

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Thank Clarence S
Berkeley, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

If you like French breads and pastries, this is the place for you. Delicious cakes and tarts, reasonably priced. Only downside is there is very limited seating.

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Oakland, CA
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Just a great French Bakery and the owner is super friendly and helpful! I have ordered cakes from them multiple times for numerous occasions and they are always delicious. The apple tart is fabulous.

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Thank Oaklandtrekker
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

You will get decent bakery choices here but doesn't taste really authentic because tastes more sweet than they should be. If you prefer more sweet than authentic then go for it.

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Thank nurcadisi
San Francisco, California
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182 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

After eat at the Zachary's Pizza we walked down the block to have some dessert, we ordered the best yummy fruit tart, lemon shortbread and chocolate cheesecake - fall in love for all these pastries as they are not too sweet compare to others! Besides the pastries, we also like to order the sandwich to go, pricey but worth it... More 

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Thank purpletravler
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

We bought a pistachio and chocolate cake which was fabulous even though we were a bit thrown by the $35.00 price. If you're looking for a desert for guests or to bring when you are guests (as we were), you'll be pleased with your choice. A $3.75 loaf of fresh baked light rye also delicious.

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Denton, Texas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

Divine pastries! Quality! WOW!!! This is on par with New York and Paris. Don't miss this bakery.

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Thank 1950Boomer
Rapid City, South Dakota
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120 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

Very good croissants, brioche, and baguettes. Wonderful fruit tarts. I ordered a plum tart which looked picture perfect and just as it would if I had bought it in France. It also tasted the way that it should.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Meals
Breakfast
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 19:00
Monday
07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 19:00
Thursday
07:30 - 19:00
Friday
07:30 - 19:00
Saturday
07:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1820 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2388
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley

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