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“French bakery with good coffee”

Le Fournil Ltd Bakery & Catering
Ranked #63 of 119 Bakeries in Seattle
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Cuisines: Cafe, Delicatessen, French
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Le Fournil has been known in Seattle as one it's favored French bakeries and cafes for nearly 20 years. Open for breakfast and lunch daily, we also provide catering, box lunch catering, breakfast and lunch catering for any kind of event.
Seattle, Washington
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“French bakery with good coffee”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Living in Seattle, I am an admitted coffee snob. Being a foodie, I also like great pastries. Especially French.

But it's relatively difficult to find a place that does both truly well. Le Fournil is just such a place.

Espresso drinks are done by a dedicated barista with some nice dense foam and foam art on top. They use Cafe Umbria coffee, which I often buy for my home espresso machine.

They have a great selection of French pastry, which are not as great as Cafe Besalu in Ballard, but definitely very good. Trouble with Besalu is the coffee is just not that good.

Anyway, the service at Le Fournil is friendly and good. Limited free parking in the flower lady building near the U bridge. I will be back!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Decent French pastries”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

This spot is a little tricky to find. The pastries are good, but definitely not the best in Seattle.

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Austin, Texas
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“Best French Bakery”
Reviewed 8 October 2009

In the early mornings when they are baking the entire block smells like overwhelming fresh baked deliciousness. I love this place! The croissants (all dozen varieties of them) are absolutely amazing. My favorite is Almond... simply fantastic. All of the tarts are also pretty amazing. And the quiches!!

Try the lunch special: fresh sandwich on croissant/baguette or a quiche/salad with any pastry and any drink.

They serve Cafe Umbria coffee, which is my favorite local Seattle roast coffee.

If that weren't enough, they atmosphere of this cute cafe is so simple and relaxing. Perfect for meeting a friend or simply enjoying a book on a rainy day. This place is one of my favorite places in the Eastlake neighborhood.

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Welknsdsl, Owner at Le Fournil Ltd Bakery & Catering, responded to this review, 13 November 2010
Hi - we really appreciate your review. Truly makes our hearts warm. We're open for lunch and breakfast daily and would love to help others with their box lunch, catering and private party events.
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“Awesome breakfast pastries, great coffee and quiches. Free wi-fi and get the Seattle/Paris feel.”
Reviewed 7 February 2009

Awesome breakfast pastries, great coffee and quiches. Free wi-fi and get the Seattle/Paris feel.

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“Le Fournil is the quintessential french bakery. I use to work down the street on Eastlake at a bakery. Found Le...”
Reviewed 6 January 2009

Le Fournil is the quintessential french bakery. I use to work down the street on Eastlake at a bakery. Found Le Fournil and my heart and arteries fell for it. True test of a good french bakery is the croissant! Man oh man their croissants are light, flaky, buttery and beyond compare. The other pastries are the same.

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