HOME > Chowhound > Florida >
Do you create unique foods? Share your adventure

French goodies in Miami?

mialebven Aug 14, 2007 10:26 PM

Where's a good French cafe I can go to in Miami-Dade?

I'm looking for good macarons (I know of Le Boudoir in Coral Gables - is that the best and/or the only place to get macarons in Miami?), croque monsieur (I fell in love with the croque monsieur from Tartine Bakery in San Francisco and I'm hoping to find something similar), and what about other basic French cafe fare?

  1. taiga Aug 29, 2007 03:51 PM

    Try the French Bakery on SW 144th and US 1. It's a fantastic hole in the strip mole.

    1. r
      rebus1805 Aug 16, 2007 01:35 PM

      Another good French bakery/cafe is La Baguette at 680 NE 127 St. Telephone 395.893.3336. I love their soups in a bread bowl. Good sandwiches and salads. Excellent French pastries.

      3 Replies
      1. re: rebus1805
        jkatz23 Aug 18, 2007 08:10 PM

        Wao!!!, Thanks so much for letting us know that La Baguette is still open...., me and my folks love that place, but after they closed the US1 location we thought that they were gone for good and could not understand why.......

        1. re: jkatz23
          miaedu Aug 18, 2007 11:31 PM

          there was a piece in the herald on la baguette this past week.


          1. re: jkatz23
            Auger Aug 18, 2007 11:36 PM

            I think they are concentrating on wholesale. Last time I was there, was just after they moved. The dining room has 4 or 6 small tables I think.

        2. m
          miaedu Aug 15, 2007 03:11 PM

          i remember joanna's marketplace having great macaroons but i haven't been there in ages.

          JoAnna's Marketplace
          8247 South Dixie Highway
          Miami, FL 33142

          2 Replies
          1. re: miaedu
            mialebven Aug 16, 2007 12:28 PM

            I was not aware that joanna's marketplace had french macarons... are you sure they're the sandwich kind with ganache, not the coconut macarons?

            Also, I went to le sandwicherie today. The croque monsieur was a bit too expensive for what it was - they put it in regular toast bread. Nothing fancy, gourmet or high end. The one at Tartine Bakery was much more gourmet and probably 2 dollars cheaper at that.

            1. re: mialebven
              miaedu Aug 18, 2007 11:27 PM

              like i said it's been ages, maybe 5 years since i was there. but yes, they were imports, the french sandwhich-style. can't vouch for that now though.

          2. Blind Mind Aug 15, 2007 12:03 PM

            AG hit a great one - A la Folie is delicious and the vibe there is really unique. Because its tucked away on espanola way, its quiet and you get a feeling like you are not in Miami. I also recommend "French Kiss" in Coconut Grove (review on my blog) as well as Le Bouchon du Grove in Coconut Grove. Im a big fan of French food and really enjoy both of those places.

            2 Replies
            1. re: Blind Mind
              tpigeon Aug 19, 2007 07:48 AM

              I really like a la folie but the mosquitos there are really bad. You need to put some serious off on before going.

              1. re: tpigeon
                yomyb Aug 30, 2007 09:48 AM

                Tpigeon I live two blocks away so I understand, however there is indoor seating and plenty of off available if you decide to sit outside (and sitting inside has the added bonus of that wonderful butter smell). That should not be a reason not to go. You always put them down because of this and it is not fair, it is Miami after all. Besides past November when it is perfect outside, the charming little location and patio can't be beat. It is IMO a great place to go sit with friends and have wine and dessert crepes. I have never taken someone there that doesn't love the place.

            2. lax2mia Aug 15, 2007 06:43 AM

              Paul Bakery is a French chain. There's locations in NMB, Aventura and Sawgrass and their opening on Lincoln Rd near Yuca. Decent macaroons and sandwiches.

              1 Reply
              1. re: lax2mia
                advisor_Girl Aug 15, 2007 07:22 AM


                You can get a croque at La Sandwicherie on 14th off Collins and at La Folie on Espanola Way...

                Check also - The French Bakery 1023 Kane Concourse · Bay Harbor Islands 305-868-5212


              Show Hidden Posts