Le Fournil Bakery & Catering
3230 Eastlake Avenue East A, Seattle, WA 98102
|Mon - Sat:|
Fax: (206) 328-0287
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Cuisines: Deli, Caterers, Coffee House, Take Out, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Bakeries
Cuisine: Fusion, French, Coffee House, European, Continental, Omelets
Price Range : Above Average
Good For Groups: No
Good for Kids: Yes
01/18/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Sunday, ordered and paid for a Galette des Rois to be picked up on Tuesday. Tuesday, the Galette has already been sold to someone else and there are none left to replace it.
I guess I should be thankful that they agreed to give me refund ...
After this episode, I got a call from Nicolas, the owner, and he personally delivered two Galettes to my house. They had just come out of the oven. Delicious. The best puff pastry in town!
05/08/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Le Fournil changed the ingredients in their pastries and they taste really bad recently (Eclairs & Choux) . They must be using cheap ingredients. I brought this up to their attention and one of the ladies working there in fact acknowledged they had changed the way they prepare the fillings/glaze - We went back three weeks later and we found the same bad taste - we put them in the trash after the first bite. Our requests were ignored - I won't be visiting them any more. Le Fournil is not the same it used ot be. It is now a cheap quality bakery at very high prices
04/21/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Working in the Udistrict, the food is great, but can get a little tiresome after a while, so once in a while, I'll take a short walk across the bridge and head to Le Fournil, they have the best and freshiest crossiants and other desserts that are not only beautiful, but delicious as well. The prices are not bad for the quality :). It's also very cozy! I have yet to try any of their sandwiches, but that will be my next order for sure :)
10/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I am a HUGE fan of bakeries, but have not really been able to find a good one here in Seattle. I stumbled across Le Fournil and was overjoyed. Not only do that have a small parking area right next to the building (for customers only), they brought me my coffee in a very wide-brimmed mug looking as though it had come for a magazine. It tasted just as good as it looked. Their fruit tarts are the real reason I keep going there though. They are absolutely amazing! The blueberry is my favorite.. All the employees were extremely nice and it was a great place for me to sit and relax with a book i had brought. I now try to stop there at least 3 times a week.
The reviews are glowing but I'm not after my visit to Le Fournil. The $8.99 express lunch sounds great- choose an entree (sandwich, salad, or quiche), a dessert (has to be under $2.95), and a beverage. I've heard that the sandwiches are skimpy with the meat and that their java is poor, so I went with the Quiche Lorraine, dessert, and a Perrier. The quiche was so-so. They served it up on a chipped plate. I think that it was warmed up in a microwave, too much since the proteins squeezed out moisture from the quiche filling. That does a number to the crust, too.
Seldom do I not finish a dessert. The passion fruit chiboust looked amazing with a glossy gelatin top, a quarter of a strawberry, and some powdered sugar. It's a shame that no passion fruit flavor came through and the texture of the filling was weird, bordering on curdling.
I wish that I had visited the bathroom before I decided to order. The floor was dirty, toilet needed a decent scrubbing, the paper towels were jammed, and there was hardly any soap in the container. This lack of attention would have alerted me that the quality of the food would also be just ""Meh"".
06/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Small and truly French, this cafe/bakery serves great crossaints (morning), soups, salads and sandwiches (lunch) and delicious deserts. The espresso is among the best in Seattle.
The service is good, but slow at times.
The only bad thing about the cafe/bakery is its location: all you see is the the busy Eastlake Ave and the ugly Alaskan Way Viaduct.
06/14/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This bakery is by far the best around. Their pastries and sandwiches are 'incroyable'! Les milles feuilles are full of flavor and the perfect texture. The croissants are also marvelous, especially with a great espresso decorated with wonderful latte art. It's as true to french as you can find in Seattle. They use original french names for pastries and the ambiance is great. Small, quiet and personal is the way a french bakery should be. Simply put, a french patisserie dropped from the sky into Seattle.
07/11/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I adore Le Fournil. I would travel from anywhere in Seattle to get a sip of their hot creamy mocha, which goes down and finishes smooth. Uh oh, I feel a craving coming on. If that weren't enough they also have some of the most savory desserts and pasteries you could find anywhere. Gotta go now... I'll meet you there. ;)
03/24/2007Provided by Citysearch -
An easy-to-drive-by traditional French Bakery, Le Fournil has never disappointed when I am craving a sandwich, a coffee, a pastry, or all three. I am a trucker (original word starts with s and rhymes with trucker) for their tuna sandwich; I get this about 80% of the time. Served on a portion of their fresh baked baguette, any of their sandwiches make for one fine lunch. The soup is pretty good too, but again, the tuna rules. Their lunch special (available whenever) includes a pastry and a drink for about $8. Too many pastry choices to list (probably close to 20!). All delicious. My favorites include the mille fueille (?) and the choux. The coffee is good. I typically go for a latte and have yet to be disappointed. Beware: Long lines can form during breakfast and lunch. While the place is 'easy to drive by', once people find it (myself included), they quickly learn to make a stop. Don't let this discourage you though, the food is definitely worth the wait. The new-er decor is nice and there is generally some nice French music completing the Frenchy ambiance. Bottom line: Go. You will enjoy this place.
03/12/2007Provided by Citysearch -
If you love someone, bring them a special pastry from Le Fornil for ANY reason--promotion, pregnancy, birthday, breakup, or Wednesday. They are amazing. A birthday cake from this place would easily ease the burden of aging. And the beauty is the French never age and find health in enjoying the finer things in life. This place is authentic and so worth squeezing into one of their petite parking spaces.
01/17/2007Provided by Citysearch -
i studied abroad in paris for a semester & became hooked on baguettes and croissants. after returning to the states, i found it impossible to eat baguettes from american bakeries.
this bakery, however, has the best baguettes i've had since i left paris. all of the baked goods are authentic and wonderfully french...right down the street from me!
11/24/2006Provided by Citysearch -
After having read several reviews, I've been meaning to check out Le Fournil for months. Finally made it over there and WOW. The breakfast special is indeed a unique value, there are so many types of croissants! I had a great ham and cheese, boyfriend enjoyed apple... rasberry, chocolate, spinach are just some of the other choices we saw.
Very friendly staff, we have called since with special requests and they have been so accomodating!
10/30/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Since my husband and I have discovered Le Fournil we seldom miss a Saturday morning. The breakfast special (Double espresso and your choice of croissant) is the best deal around. (Lots of choices on the croissants - peach, almond, chocolate, ham and cheese, raspberry, spinach and feta, broccoli and cheese, plain, etc.) We always take a lunch special (Sandwich, pastry, beverage) to go for later. The chocolate eclairs filled with chocolate granche (sp) is unbelievably good! Free parking is the garage is icing on the croissant! We'll see you there next Saturday morning!
09/26/2006Provided by Citysearch -
This place is outstanding. Hidden away on Eastlake just south of the University Bridge, it is next to a florist. You can watch them making their delicious french pastries through the window. The chocolate croissant is heaven. The staff is very sweet, but don't be in a hurry, they aren't.