La Farine Bakery & Cafe

Restaurants, Coffee shops Avondale
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
La Farine Bakery & Cafe
Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

Rida Shahin’s soft and chewy salted ciabatta is good enough that you could eat it all by itself and have a perfectly satisfying lunch. But now that the popular wholesale baker has expanded to sandwiches and a full line of pastries, from crispy-and-chewy chocolate-chip cookies to apricot-cardamom tarts, you can have a nice lunch in his café. But a word to the wise: Don’t forget the bread for home.


Venue name: La Farine Bakery & Cafe
Address: 2909 N Milwaukee Ave
Cross street: between Gresham and Allen Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 7:30am–6pm; Sat 8am–4pm; Sun 8am–3pm
Transport: Bus: 56, 82.
Price: Average baked good: $3
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They have amazing coffee and give back to the community by donating bread to Monarch Thrift Shop, a non-profit store in Avondale where proceeds go back to vulnerable populations.


This little bakery is a seriously hidden gem between Logan Square and Avondale. And the scones! The space itself is a great spot to sit and stay awhile if you can grab a seat by the window.