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La Farine Bakery

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$$ - $$$
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6323 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
+1 510-654-0338
07:30 - 19:00
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Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whenever I want to feel like I'm in Paris, I head for a little taste at La Farine. The fruit tarts are my absolute favorites but even a simple croissant or loaf of bread delivers that little something extra -- probably butter --that makes all the difference! I'm hooked.

Thank Mefu2014
San Leandro, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is not a restaurant. It is a bakery. It is pricey but tasty. The Lemon cake is to die for but the rest is good too.

Thank whydothis2017
Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great baking. this is not a restaurant although they have a couple of sandwiches - this is a bakery with absolutely wonderful pastries, cakes, and breads.

Thank 111121Pb
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have lived either in the Dimond district, or close to it for the last 22 years. I've become very good at navigating the area for my families needs. A good bakery is just what our neighborhood needed. It's easy to get in and out of, and even with a line of customers, the wait is never long. The bakers... More 

Thank Robin D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite bakeries in the East Bay (especially the College Avenue location). It reminds of bakeries in Paris, small but cozy with a flair for warm and friendly service, excellent choices of fresh baked cookies, pastries, breads, tarts, cakes, and many more. The fruit tarts are works of art and, oh, all so delectable! Love their cakes too!... More 

Thank Fé P
Oakland, California, Usa
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Farine is a boulangerie-patisserie in the true French style. Granted, there is plenty of competition in the bay area, and there are times when nothing beats a fresh Acme rustic baguette. But then nothing beats a fresh la Farine rustic baguette either. They are subtly different. The Acme version is chewier, and may remind you more of the Parisian... More 

Thank cbx295
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Farine on College (their original bakery) is a delight to visit. Cakes and baked goods are fresh and always appealing. Their croissants are flaky and so perfect with a cup of coffee or tea that I can close my eyes and think I'm in Paris. Their cakes are wonderful, though it seems they may have recently reduced their list... More 

Thank SFBayarean
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Desserts in general are all very good, and I highly recommend the fruit tarts. For bread the rustic baguette is my favorite. Not clear from the menu/display; they have two types of pre-made sandwiches. The Ham sandwich is the better of the two. Service is generally good, so don't let a line scare you off, as it generally moves quickly... More 

Thank Ross L
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely little French-inspired bakery, with flaky croissants, airy baguettes, delicious morning buns (sweet and savory). The fruit tarts are to die for. There's maybe *one* other bakery in the Berkeley / Oakland area that can begin to compete with their French-style breads...maybe. The cakes are a little heavy / rich for my taste, but are also excellent. If you... More 

Thank mamakabir
Grand Lake
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for getting wonderful, delicious pastries. If you haven't tried the Princes Cake, a Swedish specialty, you haven't lived.

Thank jamesbi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 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?