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La Farine Bakery

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6323 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
+1 510-654-0338
07:30 - 19:00
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't say enough good things about having such a terrific bakery in my neighborhood! You might come for the cookies, but you'll stay for the bread.

Thank Rob L
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not a restaurant, its a French bakery. La Farine is the place for the best fresh bread in Oakland. The Rustic Baguettes are crispy outside and soft inside, just like in Frnace. The Battards, both sweet and sour, are the perfect with butter and jams. My favorite is the plain croissant, not too sweet, perfectly baked takes me... More 

Thank Lilabra
Lafayette, California
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557 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

After enjoying superb croissants in Paris last year, we stopped in at La Farine for an early morning comparison. Though they didn't quite match the light, airy items we tasted in France, they were very close. Get them early in the morning when they are warm and fresh and you will not be disappointed.

Thank LightFighter
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a destination bakery. You go out of your way because you must have their (fill in the blank) and substitutions will not do. For example, let me wax on their peanut butter cookies. Other bakeries might offer a peanut butter essence cookie or a peanut crumble that needs to be held together with multiple fingers. They do the... More 

Thank Robert P
Coos Bay, Oregon
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We have been getting take out pastries at La Farine for years. Excellent and artistic tarts, bread and pastries. Just wonderful!

Thank OregonTopaz
Oakland, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

The are one of the finest bakeries in the entire Bay Area.. From simple breads to pastries, cakes & pies--they are the best at using quality ingredients, skillful bakers and great service. They were able to create a memorable cake for our 30TH anniversary celebration. It was The Gateau au Citron--Perfection on a plate!!!!!

Thank Jo-Ann D
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408 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I love all of the buns, breads. and Desserts at this French Bakery. But what I usually buy here are the Tarts. All are Wonderful, but my favorite is the Lemon Tart. So wonderful and flavorful. Just this item alone is enough take a special trip to La Farine.

Thank albebuc
Oakland, California
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

When we want tarts or cakes for special occasions that have great presentation and taste even better, this is where we shop. While it can be pricey, if you appreciate the quality and care it is worth a visit and should be on the short list of places to go.

Thank astephenz
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I just love Laferinie Bakery! You can smell the bread and baked goodies before you even walk through the door! My favorite pastry is their melt in your mouth morning buns😋! I visit the Fruitvale location often because it's not to far from my house, but all locations are great with excellent friendly service!

Thank DonnaR1119
Oakland, California
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1,349 reviews
495 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Traditional French bakery, very high quality bread and pastries and cakes. Very popular for folks who sit around their round table with coffee and pastry. A little expensive but worth it.

Thank Thomas V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6323 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-654-0338

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