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Jun 24, 2010 12:24 PM

Napoleons in Boulder/Denver

In my time as a Colorado resident I have been underwhelmed by the quality of bakeries around Boulder and Denver. And now, in the midst of this bakery-less state, I am on a quest for a quality napoleon.

I have had the napoleons from The Market in Laramie Square in Denver--they are good but not drooling crying delicious.

Any recommendations???

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  1. Some places to try- I LOVE a good napoleon ... I mean really love but I haven't had one in eons. I spent a few summers working at Les Francais in Boulder before they went downhill and then went under but I've rarely had pastries (or bread) that rivaled theirs. However- we don't dwell in the past! We push forward and find new solutions!

    I have had good to VG cakes from Katherine's Bakery on Havana but have not tried their Napoleon. They have closed this location for retail, dang it, or I'd go try one. Their Denver location is on S. University in Bonnie Brae. I would post a link but dang it if I know how to on Chow. It's

    Daniel's of Paris (on Iliff in Aurora) is a place I haven't tried but have heard nice things about. Website: It says there that they sell their pastries to Cafe de France (2 locations) so if one of those is close you may find a Nappie that's fresh and closer than the Aurora bakery.

    Other ideas that I haven't tried:

    *Trompeau Bakery on Evans has very good bread and GREAT croissant.. not sure if they do Mille-Feuille thing!

    *Gateaux Bakery on Speer - no idea, nice looking website:

    *Le Delice in Cherry Creek doesn't look like it's still open from Google-recon but it may be.

    Please post if you find a good one- I'm *craving* one now that you've brought it up!!!

    5 Replies
    1. re: e_bone

      Les Delices de Paris is now at Holly & Leetsdale, in a shopping strip center. Can't recall if they have a napoleon but it would be worth checking out. Have loved everything I've had from them.

      1. re: e_bone

        Not necessarily for Napoleons, but excellent pastries and cakes are available at Spruce Confections and Breadworks, which has a dedicated pastry chef. Both are in Boulder.

        2644 Broadway St, Boulder, CO 80304

        1. re: e_bone

          How about the Patasserie Francaise (or whatever it's called) on the SW corner of Wadsworth near 80th or's next to Target. Fantastic pastries. Their fruit tart is my favorite!

          1. re: Mimi

            Le Delice in Cherry Creek, their pastries are wonderful. Are they still open, could anyone find out?

          2. re: e_bone

            Coming to this a bit late. I just had a great raspberry napleon from La Baguette de Normandy in Parker. They also had the more traditional custard style. They also make great baquette sandwiches and croque monsieur. Only one table to sit down, but a real treat in an area that is a bit of a culinary desert .