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The French Bakery

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219 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033-6785
07:30 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:30 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 07:30 - 16:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a small place, more cafe than bakery. They have great ham & cheese scrambles, and the coffee is wonderful!

Thank Fasdaddy
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This place has a great selection of simple breakfasts... great for eating in or taking out. Everything is made fresh. The pastries are also delicious!

Thank Vashti T
Lake Stevens, Washington
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157 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was my first time at the Franch Bakery, and what a pleasant surprise. It is a small little cafe with great drinks and food. All 3 of us had mochas which were delicious with cute foam art. We had 2 different pastries and both were so good, they were flakey and buttery! The food and coffe were well priced.... More 

Thank NW748
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great place for coffee with a friend - staff is excellent - coffee is very good - pastries are super!

Thank Gerri H
Seattle, Washington
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219 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

For a gluten free eater this is not the place for you unless you want dyed green, yellow or pink cookies. I had a salad and it was very poorly done. Lots of lettuce so you think you are getting a big meal but that was about it, no flavor, very little salad dressing and not much else. Very slow... More 

Thank Fav26V
Appleton, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great place for morning croissant and coffee. Had a almond croissant and latte. Very fresh and flaky croissant and wonderful coffee. If you are near Kirkland this is a must stop!

Thank Michael M
Kirkland, WA
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156 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious, inviting and a taste of France all wait for you here in Kirkland. This is a delightful oasis on downtown Kirkland where you can get a pastry, a salad, crepes or sandwiches along with exceptional espresso. Inside and outdoor seating make it an authentic French cafe feel.

Thank ErinLeary
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111 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

It isn't so much the bakery and its staff, as it is the patrons who are in there that make the experience bad. I will say this.. Get in there early. It is a small place and they don't bake anything there. It is a more a tiny little cafe than a full fledged cafe that has a kitchen to... More 

Thank glcwhistler .
Fairbury, Nebraska
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363 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We only had time for some of their great coffee and a ham and cheese croissant when we went to this place but you could tell it was a step above the Starbucks of the world. The coffee was super and the croissant was exceptional. I would go here again.

Thank Douglas8098
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

I found this little cafe/bakery during a morning walk and I was pleasantly surprised. Both their coffee and their breakfast were delicious and reasonably priced. There aren't many seats inside which is a shame but the quality of breakfast was very good.

Thank Atamel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033-6785
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kirkland

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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?