Le Panier Very French Bakery

★★★★☆
  • 1902 Pike Place

    Seattle, WA 98101

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  • 206-441-3669

About Le Panier Very French Bakery

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Monday-Saturday 7a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

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It really doesn't matter how bad your day has been. If somone hands you a freshly baked pain au chocolat, everything is right with the world. Beautiful, buttery, crisp croissant is stuffed with dark, rich morsels of the best French chocolate imaginable! Seriously, why they haven't used these to solve international conflicts I will never understand. A pain au chocolat and a steaming cup of fresh coffee is all you need for 20 minutes of complete bliss.

The cafe is lovely too so if you can find a spot, stay and savor and enjoy!

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★★★★★

It really doesn't matter how bad your day has been. If somone hands you a freshly baked pain au chocolat, everything is right with the world. Beautiful, buttery, crisp croissant is stuffed with dark, rich morsels of the best French chocolate imaginable! Seriously, why they haven't used these to solve international conflicts I will never understand. A pain au chocolat and a steaming cup of fresh coffee is all you need for 20 minutes of complete bliss.

The cafe is lovely too so if you can find a spot, stay and savor and enjoy!

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The pastries and bread found at Le Panier take me back to my younger years when I lived in France. Their pain au chocolat are as light yet decadent as the ones I loved when I was a student in Lyon. I highly recommend making a trip there.

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★★★★★

The pastries and bread found at Le Panier take me back to my younger years when I lived in France. Their pain au chocolat are as light yet decadent as the ones I loved when I was a student in Lyon. I highly recommend making a trip there.

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The quiches, croissants and cookies were so perfectly flaky and buttery! Very decadent.
I felt very rushed and was intimidated to even ask questions there! Kinda like the "soup nazi"! But it was so good I would go back every morning if I lived in Seattle.

2
★★★★☆

The quiches, croissants and cookies were so perfectly flaky and buttery! Very decadent.
I felt very rushed and was intimidated to even ask questions there! Kinda like the "soup nazi"! But it was so good I would go back every morning if I lived in Seattle.

Pros: Perfect breads

Cons: Not helpful service

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Le Panier is a "must visit" everytime I'm in Seattle. My sister & I live in Idaho and whenever one of us goes to Seattle, we always bring back goodies for the other one!

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★★★★★

Le Panier is a "must visit" everytime I'm in Seattle. My sister & I live in Idaho and whenever one of us goes to Seattle, we always bring back goodies for the other one!

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I have lived in France and nothing comes close to French patisseries but, if you have to live in seattle you have to have Le Panier pain aur raisin....it's pretty good i tell you!
I am there once a week for my fix....lol and a cup a cafe to reallly settle in for the day!!
love it

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★★★★★

I have lived in France and nothing comes close to French patisseries but, if you have to live in seattle you have to have Le Panier pain aur raisin....it's pretty good i tell you!
I am there once a week for my fix....lol and a cup a cafe to reallly settle in for the day!!
love it

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I used to visit this bakery about once every week or so. I would buy a loaf of bread and indulge in an almond croissant. However, recently when I went in, I saw one of the employees drop a loaf of bread on the floor, and then put it back on the shelf! I could not believe my eyes, but I figured this an isolated incident. However, when I told the employee ringing me up (this time I only bought a latte...you can't drop that on the floor!), the employee said that he couldn't say anything to the woman who dropped the bread, saying that she was a manager, and that putting the bread back was a policy. This is ridiculous! I expect my food to be clean before I buy it. I will no longer be a patron of Le Panier bakery.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to visit this bakery about once every week or so. I would buy a loaf of bread and indulge in an almond croissant. However, recently when I went in, I saw one of the employees drop a loaf of bread on the floor, and then put it back on the shelf! I could not believe my eyes, but I figured this an isolated incident. However, when I told the employee ringing me up (this time I only bought a latte...you can't drop that on the floor!), the employee said that he couldn't say anything to the woman who dropped the bread, saying that she was a manager, and that putting the bread back was a policy. This is ridiculous! I expect my food to be clean before I buy it. I will no longer be a patron of Le Panier bakery.

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I just tucked into a bit of the campagne loaf and have to say it's one of the best loaves of bread I've ever had. It's moist, and chewy and the crust it perfectly browned and crunchy. Absolutely worth every penny!

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★★★★★

I just tucked into a bit of the campagne loaf and have to say it's one of the best loaves of bread I've ever had. It's moist, and chewy and the crust it perfectly browned and crunchy. Absolutely worth every penny!

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i went in a couple months ago just to see what they offer.... OH MY GOODNESS!!! i got some assorted petit fours, and they were perfectly exquisite and just delicious!!! their french macaroons are out of this world! i cant wait to make a trip to pike place just for some more petit fours!

2
★★★★★

i went in a couple months ago just to see what they offer.... OH MY GOODNESS!!! i got some assorted petit fours, and they were perfectly exquisite and just delicious!!! their french macaroons are out of this world! i cant wait to make a trip to pike place just for some more petit fours!

Pros: outstanding overall

Cons: sometimes hard to find parking at pike place..

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I loved their pastries and coffee. The stuff was very nice.
The best part was that there was enough room to park my double stroller in the store!!! I would go back again for sure.

5
★★★★★

I loved their pastries and coffee. The stuff was very nice.
The best part was that there was enough room to park my double stroller in the store!!! I would go back again for sure.

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I am seriously addicted to the mini palmiers. They come in a clear cellophane bag tied with a colorful ribbon. Most (mammoth-sized) palmiers at other bakeries lack the crunch that these have ... almost like candy. So basically, it's a buttery and flaky cookie that crunches like candy. You'll just have to try it. I don't even work downtown but I make the trip to buy these. They are to die for.

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★★★★★

I am seriously addicted to the mini palmiers. They come in a clear cellophane bag tied with a colorful ribbon. Most (mammoth-sized) palmiers at other bakeries lack the crunch that these have ... almost like candy. So basically, it's a buttery and flaky cookie that crunches like candy. You'll just have to try it. I don't even work downtown but I make the trip to buy these. They are to die for.

Pros: it smells heavenly (just like a bakery should)

Cons: parking is a major challenge

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I know great bread when I taste it and I'll walk several miles to get it. Try one of Le Panier's sandwiches for lunch - I recommend the Roast Beef or Turkey...to die for and a great bargain at apprx $5.00. I'm here every weekend.

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★★★★★

I know great bread when I taste it and I'll walk several miles to get it. Try one of Le Panier's sandwiches for lunch - I recommend the Roast Beef or Turkey...to die for and a great bargain at apprx $5.00. I'm here every weekend.

Pros: Quality of baked goods...best bread in town.

Cons: Tough to find parking at Pike St Market

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Le Panier reminds me of the French bakeries in Old Town Geneva. The croissants are etherially light, buttery, and flaky. The palmiers are buttery and slightly soft on the inside while really crispy on the outside...I'd love to know how get a cookie to do that!

Try the napoleon with luscious French pastry creme between the layers of pastry.

A breakfast fave was the croissant filled with ham and gruyere...delish!!!

As a previous reviewer mentioned, the lattes are smooth and luscious.

Also, try the hazelnut and chocolate chip cookies...and the pistachio macaroons!

You won't be able to pass by the buttery and wonderful smell on the corner as you walk by.

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★★★★★

Le Panier reminds me of the French bakeries in Old Town Geneva. The croissants are etherially light, buttery, and flaky. The palmiers are buttery and slightly soft on the inside while really crispy on the outside...I'd love to know how get a cookie to do that!

Try the napoleon with luscious French pastry creme between the layers of pastry.

A breakfast fave was the croissant filled with ham and gruyere...delish!!!

As a previous reviewer mentioned, the lattes are smooth and luscious.

Also, try the hazelnut and chocolate chip cookies...and the pistachio macaroons!

You won't be able to pass by the buttery and wonderful smell on the corner as you walk by.

Pros: Great food, great breads, value

Cons: Parking at Pike Place

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Le Panier is a French-style bakery in Seattle where you can get some very good bread. They have some specialties like 'pain aux noix' which is bread with walnuts in it, and multi-grain French bread, etc. They bake their breads every day, so you can always get fresh bread, too. The location is right downtown.

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★★★★☆

Le Panier is a French-style bakery in Seattle where you can get some very good bread. They have some specialties like 'pain aux noix' which is bread with walnuts in it, and multi-grain French bread, etc. They bake their breads every day, so you can always get fresh bread, too. The location is right downtown.

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The pistachio macarons here are absolutely wonderful- I have developed a dangerous addiction to them, and costly- as they are a dollar a piece for each small, delightful little cookie. These are hard to find French cookies that I have only had in Paris before I discovered this sweet little bakery tucked in by Pike Market.

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★★★★★

The pistachio macarons here are absolutely wonderful- I have developed a dangerous addiction to them, and costly- as they are a dollar a piece for each small, delightful little cookie. These are hard to find French cookies that I have only had in Paris before I discovered this sweet little bakery tucked in by Pike Market.

Pros: Great Baked Goods, Good Coffee

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Yes, this place is a definite must try. I have never found it too busy, at least it is worth any wait. You can get out cheap too - stop in for a break from the Market tourist crowds!

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★★★★★

Yes, this place is a definite must try. I have never found it too busy, at least it is worth any wait. You can get out cheap too - stop in for a break from the Market tourist crowds!

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A little piece of France right in the middle of Pike Place! Baked goods and pastries are phenomanal. Try the sandwiches on fresh backed baguette with delicious choices like Pate or Brie cheese.
If you like coffee - this is the BEST! The espresso drinks are by far the best I've had anywhere ever. Try a cafe au lait. It's tres magnifique!
A little bit busy on weekends, it's a small little place, so you might have to wade through the crowd a little.

PROS: Quality
CONS: crowded

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★★★★★

A little piece of France right in the middle of Pike Place! Baked goods and pastries are phenomanal. Try the sandwiches on fresh backed baguette with delicious choices like Pate or Brie cheese.
If you like coffee - this is the BEST! The espresso drinks are by far the best I've had anywhere ever. Try a cafe au lait. It's tres magnifique!
A little bit busy on weekends, it's a small little place, so you might have to wade through the crowd a little.

PROS: Quality
CONS: crowded

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The highly vaunted chocolate eclairs that I purchased were stale. I would have been better off with what passes for chocolate eclairs at QFC.

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The highly vaunted chocolate eclairs that I purchased were stale. I would have been better off with what passes for chocolate eclairs at QFC.

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I am an ex-baker (having gone on to other interests) and I find the breads and pastries to be wonderful at Le Panier.

What I would really like to comment on though is their Lattes and specialty coffee drinks. What a treat! In my opinion, in the top 5 in the city!

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★★★★★

I am an ex-baker (having gone on to other interests) and I find the breads and pastries to be wonderful at Le Panier.

What I would really like to comment on though is their Lattes and specialty coffee drinks. What a treat! In my opinion, in the top 5 in the city!

Pros: Great Coffee, Delicious Products, Clean

Cons: , Have to WANT to go, Small sitting area

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Le Panier is the real thing. Their baguettes (French bread) and croissants are the best I have found in Seattle, and I'm a big bread fan. I go there regularly and would advise anyone to do the same. Their "oh so French" atmosphere is cute but a little cloying. The Pike Place Market location is wonderful. The only minus: their pastries are truly disappointing. They look like real French pastries, but can be soggy and lacking in flavor. Get your pastries at Three Girls Bakery, just steps away. Stick to the bread products here and you'll be happy. And the prices are very low too.

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★★★★☆

Le Panier is the real thing. Their baguettes (French bread) and croissants are the best I have found in Seattle, and I'm a big bread fan. I go there regularly and would advise anyone to do the same. Their "oh so French" atmosphere is cute but a little cloying. The Pike Place Market location is wonderful. The only minus: their pastries are truly disappointing. They look like real French pastries, but can be soggy and lacking in flavor. Get your pastries at Three Girls Bakery, just steps away. Stick to the bread products here and you'll be happy. And the prices are very low too.

Pros: Bread, croissants, Location, Value

Cons: Weak pastries

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I love the baguettes and palmiers here. I also love the onion loaf and the black walnut, which makes a meal when served with a nice, ripe blue cheese and wine. There's nothing better than the buttery scent that permeates the corner where this bakery lives.

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★★★★★

I love the baguettes and palmiers here. I also love the onion loaf and the black walnut, which makes a meal when served with a nice, ripe blue cheese and wine. There's nothing better than the buttery scent that permeates the corner where this bakery lives.

 

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