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Le Matin French Bakery

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894 E High St, Lexington, KY 40502-2135
+1 859-269-1511
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Lexington, Kentucky
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This little bakery/bistro is a hidden gem of Lexington. Very few places like it now a days. Cash only. The owner is a character. I've had all sorts of things from Le Matin and they don't dissapoint. The fresh baguettes are amazing. You could easily eat one all by yourself if n oone was watching. Good pastries, cookies and cakes.... More 

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Thank Tristen C
Lexington, Kentucky
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

I had some extremely delicious French pastries here. Excellently made croissants, and little honey breads with candied fruit. My little ones love it here. Great for any time of day, adults should try the wine shop, too. Pairs excellently with the food.

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1 Thank Emmmersstasticalist
Lexington, Kentucky
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I love Le Matin. The soups and sandwiches are always consistent and delicious, and the the pastries are to die for. The service is always great and the owners are spectacular. Yes, the gentleman isn't overly friendly, but he's friendly enough, and the food sells itself. CASH or local check only. There's an ATM at the Rite Aid right next... More 

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Thank RachelWi
Lexington, Kentucky
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Excellent pastries, breads, cheeses etc. You can carry out or eat in. This shop has been a Lexington mainstay for many years. Truly fine creative foods.. Mainly take out.

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Thank tina s
Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Great bakery and wonderful croissants. Have only been there twice but service was great and bakery goods even better.A Real treat. Great wine store across the street.

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Thank frugalyankee
Lexington, Kentucky
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

French with no attitute !! Food , Pastry& wine are Fantastic and reasonable price. They have been in the business for the past 35 years, and they treat every customer with respect and warmth ! TRES BIEN ! Must see place when visiting Lexington, KY ! YOU WILL LOVE THIS PLACE !! Bonsoir !

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Thank SUSAN3057
Louisville, Kentucky
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I have tased nothing special from this venue. At best, their offerings are typical, nothing special. I have tried many of their offerings that come with a hefty price and found them to be lackluster and nearly dull, sometimes bordering on heavy. I think the French-hype and old "reputation" is the wave this place rides.

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1 Thank TravelBluegrass
Shelbyville, Kentucky
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

I have been a customer of Le Matin for about 30 years - since the day they opened in the old location across the street from their current address. I remember reading the Herald-Leader's (local newspaper) blurb about a new bakery with a distinctly French flavor that would offer pasties, croissants, baguettes, cakes, and cookies. All were made in-house using... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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162 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

Lunch at Le Matin was average. Deserts are excellent but not French. I had a cheese plate with a small house salad. Salad was great, quality of buchon de chèvre and Tome de Savoie was excellent but both sliced so thin they fell into pieces. Bread is not true French. When we asked for coffee. Machine was broken. Very pricey... More 

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Thank Lpgreear
Kentucky
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2013

Freshly baked tarts, pastries, bread, cakes. Sandwiches and soups. Nice low key place. Great wine store to browse.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 894 E High St, Lexington, KY 40502-2135
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-269-1511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?