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Best Madeleines?

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Rapini Sep 25, 2010 06:53 PM

I love a good madeleine with my afternoon coffee. I've tried La Boulange (decent), and some of the pre-packaged varieties sold at espresso shops [generally awful); so far my fave is the La Farine version.

I don't know whether the local madeleines are Marcel Proust quality, but wonder if any local 'hounds have a favorite or recommendation--preferably in SF or the East Bay.

TIA

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La Farine
6323 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

  1. k
    kuya james Sep 28, 2010 05:27 PM

    I have to second for the one @ Patisserie Philippe; make me happy every time.

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    Patisserie Philippe (moving)
    655 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    1. r
      rln Sep 27, 2010 09:39 AM

      Darn, I was right by La Farine yesterday and should have tried one! I usually rely on the Boulange one (decent like you said, and accessible), but really liked ones I had at Patisserie Philippe. They make them everyday I believe.

      http://www.patisseriephilippe.com/

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      Patisserie Philippe (moving
      )655 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94103

      La Farine
      6323 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

      1. wolfe Sep 26, 2010 04:38 PM

        I liked the one I had a while ago at La Bedaine. I don't think he makes them every day.

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        La Bedaine
        1585 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94706

        1. lexdevil Sep 26, 2010 04:15 PM

          If anyone has the recipe used by Curds & Whey (long gone Oakland gourmet deli), they are my all-time favorites.

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