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La Farine Bakery

6323 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
+1 510-654-0338
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“morning bun” (16 reviews)
“fruit tarts” (23 reviews)
“baguette” (31 reviews)
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6323 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long, hard day’s work, the velvety smooth filling of the non-alcoholic Geneve Cake is heaven. Come early, though for the best choices of bread, pastries, and other sweets.

Thank Rosalie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't know why it's listed under "restaurant" as this place is a bakery[ok, they have a few seats where you can guzzle down your sugar fix if you can't wait to be back home]. If you're nostalgic for a French baguette, this is the place....More

Thank westcoastgil
Reviewed 4 October 2017

When Lillian LaCoq opened La Farine 40 years ago, I was among the first of her customers. I had heard that a French patisserie was to open, and was eager to see if it was to be as any I had experienced in France. Well,...More

Thank bill d
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I can't tell you enough how good their bread and parties are. I have tried the following over the years: French baguette, sour dough, olive loafs,small French baguette (sandwich size) and every time is better than the previous, especially if they just came out of...More

Thank samflix
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I've been going to La Farrine for just about 20 years on College Ave and Piedmont Ave. Very fine baked goods with never an artificial or preserved taste. A comfortable community table and other small tables to sit around and enjoy a cup of fine...More

Thank electricsheep2019
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We tried the mango blackberry tart. It is as good as the picture. We also tried the breakfast knots they where buttery and delicious. We will be back next time we are in Oakland.

Thank Abbeysmom1
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is the ultimate French bakery. Whether you pop in for a delicious French breakfast treat, my favorite is the morning bun and hot cup of coffee chatting it up at the round table in front, with friends old and new, or stopping by during...More

Thank roserc50
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is our "go to" place for weekend pastries, nice desserts for company (when we don't feel like baking), and beautiful breads. You won't be disappointed. Street parking out front can be challenging, but there is a free parking lot directly behind this stretch of...More

Thank duffylarson
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Neighborhood hit. So popular that people are lined up out the door. They supply some area restaurants with baked goods.

Thank rjalterman1
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great local bakery for everything to bread, and breakfast pastries to fancy cakes. Good quality. Good for everyday or a special treat. Supports local community causes.

Thank JocelynW32810
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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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