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Jul 8, 2012 01:42 PM

French pastries in Fresno?

I'll be visiting Fresno (moved away over 20 years ago) & wondering if anyone can recommend a good place for French pastries?

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  1. You might want to try Le Parisien Cafe & Bakery, which has 2 locations. I'm not an expert on French pastries & I haven't been there in a long time, but the owners are French & I enjoyed the crepe I had. They have a website. Hopefully someone else will weigh in, but in case not, that's my suggestion, FWIW.

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    1. Great, I'll check it out. Anything in particular they are known for?

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      1. re: chefwesley

        Having been there only a few times & not having tried the pastries, I can't say for sure, but my shot in the dark would be crepes, as they have a variety to offer & the strawberry custard I had was very good. We always went for lunch & I noticed that by then, the pastry selection was thin at best.

        People would come in looking for a particular thing & be told it already sold out, so I gathered they have a following as to some items. Or at least you need to get there in the morning for the full selection. This was at the 1st location. I've never been to the newer one at Palm & Nees.

        Reading the menu online, I'm inclined to try breakfast. I've never found a single breakfast place in Fresno that I love. There are plenty of diner/cafe breakfasts around & some are just fine, but nothing that really does it for me. Let us know if you try it out. I hope for your sake you're not visiting Fresno right now. Miserable weather.

      2. Might want to check out La Boulangerie in the Figarden Village at Palm and Shaw.