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Floriole Cafe & Bakery

Restaurants, Cafés Lincoln Park
5 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Photograph: Martha Williams Floriole Bakery

With an assortment of breads, tasty sandwiches and a popular weekly pizza night in its repertoire, this airy Lincoln Park bakery-cafe certainly has range. But Floriole’s soul is its French pastry, skillfully executed by owner Sandra Holl. Among our favorite offerings are the canelés, petite, fluted cakes with caramelized exteriors and custardy cores flavored with vanilla and rum. Another showstopper is the lovely gateau basque, a sweet, almond meal-rich cake filled with pastry cream and tart berries and baked till it's golden.

By: Cate Huguelet


Venue name: Floriole Cafe & Bakery
Address: 1220 W Webster Ave
Cross street: between Racine and Magnolia Aves
Opening hours: Sun, Mon 8am–4pm; Tue–Fri 7am–5:30pm; Sat 8am–5:30pm
Transport: El stop:Brown,Purple (rush hrs),Red to Fullerton;Brown,Purple (rush hrs) to Armitage. Bus:73,74.
Price: Average baked good: $4
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Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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I'm a big Floriole fan and recommend it often!

They have my favorite chocolate croissant in the city, which is saying a LOT, and a wonderful seasonal menu that you can tell is made from quality stuff. Their potato, broccoli, parmesan & garlic salad with wild rice is particularly delicious.

Pro tip: The shortbread cookies are heaven and make excellent hostess gifts. Everyone always wants something sweet after hosting that they don't have to share!