La Baguette is a French bakery in the heart of Granville Island.
I only came to Granville Island this weekend for one of their chocolate almond croissants. Sensing some glutony on my part, I also purchased a watermelon as a small, healthy save to my recent eating prowess. My gf also picked up a hazelnut shortbread cookie for the short trip. The croissant was quite outstanding, flaky and buttery, and combined with chocolate? Drool..I didn't particularly like the almond custard-like filling but nonetheless, big points for being so tasty. The cookie was also good for shortbread, but I am not a fan of it. I've yet to venture beyond their french bread and rolls - their other, fancier breads are too complex for simple me. I noticed they have a tiramisu loaf cake I hadn't seen before, will try next time.
The staff are incredibly friendly, especially the one woman with a thicker french (?) accent - it really works well in a bakery. I had her describe a couple of pastries to me, my goodness, not a detractor for the hungry and undecided. Like a previous reviewer mentioned, there is no order with who goes next, so do your darndest to look like you're ready to order.
Value is good, though you get a little more bang for your buck at the other big bakery inside the public market.
Prime location to feed your sweet tooth.
What a great location for a french bakery. Perfect for a nice summer day. Buy some cheese from the market, stop here for some freshly baked french bread, take a step outside and there's usually some form of entertainment right outside. Perfect lunch/snack.
The chocolate croissants here are to die for. They also sometimes have this container full of brownie chunks (half dusted with cocoa powder, half dusted with confectioner's sugar) - it's the ultimate snack for the sweet tooth.
The service is hit or miss. Because the counter runs across the restaurant, there's no real order to who is served next. The times that I've gone, it's usually whoever makes eye contact first, gets served.
Pastries are also really good here. This is my favorite bakery on Granville Island.
I have tried a variety of baked goods here. They are really good, but in opinion overpriced.
Although the part baked sourdough bread is overpriced as well, I love the warm bread when I take it home and bake it.
The cakes are a little dry in my opinion, but I wasn't too sure how long it has been in the display case.
I live in Surrey and whenever I go to Granville Island I always have to stop in and get something from La Baguette. The store is a little on the crowded side if you are there on a weekend and the line is a little chaotic as there are people taking up any free spot avalible.
The pumpkin seed loaf is excellent and that is one of the reasons why I made the trek out. Florentine's and pralines are to die for and all of their other products are made with fresh ingredients on site.
The fellow with glasses who works there sometimes speaks French to you when you order which is great and the rest of the staff are very helpful.