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Address: 1005 Carlsbad Village Dr Ste B, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1883
Phone Number:
7607292241
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07:00 - 19:00
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Sun 07:30 - 17:00
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Has excellent bakery for take out as well as in house.

We have gone there for several years for bakery products. Finally tried their quiche and was impressed.

Reviewed 1 May 2016
Bob7779
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Carlsbad, California
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Los Angeles
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Excellent place for breakfast or an afternoon treat. The pastry is outstanding. You won't be able to resist.

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Thank Arnie310
San Diego, CA
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80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

First off - a real French pastry chef, Olivier, runs this place. He is amazingly talented and pays attention to details. You can see a picture of him and his baby behind the cash register, where he is pretending to roll him into a pastry puff - very cute. Although this place is in a "strip mall", don't be fooled.... More 

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1 Thank bkm425
Carlsbad, California
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9 reviews
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We have gone there for several years for bakery products. Finally tried their quiche and was impressed.

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Thank Bob7779
Carlsbad, California
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186 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Tucked away in a smallish strip mall you'll find this great French Pastry shop. They make their baguettes fresh daily as well as other goodies. I am especially partial to their chocolate stuffed brioche. All their desserts are wonderful. Be sure to stop in the next time you are in Carlsbad Village.

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2 Thank copejenney
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

My mom and I came across this gem early one morning. From the delicious cafe au lait to the dazzling array of yummy pastries and sandwiches, it was scrumptious!

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Thank paradise96744
Ile-de-France, France
1 review
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We were looking for some french baguettes while visiting our son in Oceanside, in order to cook a real french meal, and this place makes real authentic french baguettes. We are french, living in France, so I guess we are kind of "expert" in french bread :) Best french baguettes you can find in all SD area.

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Thank Gatinaise
Carlsbad, CA
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

This is the best kept secret in Carlsbad for breakfast. Good coffee, fresh ingredients, crepes and good prices make this a wonderful spot for breakfast. Friendly staff that work hard to please. Breakfast is served until 2. Pastries and baguettes are not bad either!!!

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Thank Magaroons
san diego
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2013

After reading some of the other comments I want to express our experiences/opinions. Perhaps you visited on a bad day. The French pastries are so delicious and beautiful that we think up excuses to travel up to Carlsbad. A lot of places call their pastries "French" but then they use some kind of shortening that coats the roof of your... More 

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1 Thank sher h
San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 9 September 2013

What a huge disappointment. Today I had the most disgusting sandwich sat down in front of me. Alas, the Carlsbad French Bakery has gone white trash. They no longer have paninis, but instead are serving their prosciutto sandwiches smothered in mayo. Perhaps they are considering stuffing their florentine with mayonnaise as well.

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Thank 518matt
California
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2011

This is the best bakery in north SD county! The owners are french and take their work very seriously. The long lines in the morning are testament to the demand! They own several places in San Diego and have grown this place over the past ten years we have been coming. Every day everything is made from scratch and tastes... More 

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