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Nov 30, 2006 01:43 PM

Best bakery in KC?

Has anyone tried the new French bakery in Overland Park? I seem to remember seeing something in the paper on it and can't remember where it is or what it's called. I believe it's owned by a husband/wife duo.

I used to go to the French bakery Café Apanaire in Waldo which was built and run by a wonderful French baker about 4 years ago. I went in there some months ago to find it bought out by a Russian family (?). The menu had changed and I don't think the bread was as good. I'm looking for baquettes of the same quality you get in France and breakfast yummies like pain au chocolat.

Also - any good recs on Challah bread? I usually go to Dean & Deluca. Any others? Thanks!

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  1. I've heard really good things about Artisan Francais (the OP bakery you are referring to), but have not been yet. Apparently, you have to get there early, and, well, let's just say that's not my forte! ;-) It's at 6759 W 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66209. I've heard their pain au chocolat are extremely good. Here's the website:

    As for challah, you'll have to come to my house! ;-) My favorite sandwich shop in Manhattan, KS, that has now closed, used to have a sign up that said "Every Friday is a challah-day!" Loved that!

    1. - my wife had lunch at Artisan Francais and thought it was very good. It came on the recommendation of a transplanted Frenchy that lives in our neighborhood. She claims it is the best french bakery in KC in sometime.

      1. Great - thanks! I'll go check it out this weekend.

        1. Wheatfields bakery has excellent challah on Fridays, I believe. 785.841.5553 ETA, it's in Lawrence, and worth the trip, but again, best selection is early in the day. They will hold orders, however.

          1. How can anyone complain about Johnson Cty eateries when there is such bread to be had! Got the pain au chocolat and a baguette - just like I remember. It was perfect!