There’s a reason that French bakeries are renowned as some of the best in the world, and Vancouver is lucky to have many to enjoy if you know where to look. So the next time you’re craving a fluffy croissant or authentic Pains au chocolat, check out one of these 11 French bakeries and patisseries in Vancouver.

Plaisir Sucré

This traditional French bakery in Kits is known for its lively atmosphere and for having the best Chocolate tortes in Vancouver. Their butter, almond, and ham & cheese croissants are also a popular choice, along with their sablés, macarons, and eclairs.

Where: 2668 Arbutus Street

Forêt Noire Café 

Forêt Noire Café is a patisserie situated in Mount Pleasant, with tons of scrumptious pastries, cakes, sandwiches, Christmas logs, macaron towers, and warm beverages on the menu. If you’re looking for goodies that blend French tradition with innovative flavours, this is your spot.

Where: 236 West Broadway

Thierry Alberni

 

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A classic dessert spot, Thierry’s reputation for decadent chocolates, ganache, and seasonal cakes and tarts is practically unparalleled. Chocolatier and Patissier Chef Thierry Busset hails from Auvergne, where he had the chance to train with notable chocolatiers, and later work as a pastry chef at multiple three-star Michelin restaurants in London before opening Thierry.

Where: 1059 Alberni Street, 265 East 10th Avenue, and 1343 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver

Beaucoup Bakery

 

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Known across the city for its creative, innovative sweet treats, Beaucoup Bakery is equal parts patisserie and cafe, offering those in need of a pick-me-up with an array of award-winning pastries and viennoiseries that are just as delicious as they are playful in design.

Where: 2150 Fir Street and 600 Dunsmuir Street

L’Atelier Patisserie

This Southern French pastry shop uses traditional methods and local ingredients to create everything from flaky croissants to baguettes, to their signature tarts and macarons.

Where: 599 East Broadway

Patisserie Lebeau

 

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Led by Belgian-trained pastry chef Olivier Lebeau, Patisserie Lebeau has been serving up authentic Belgian Rice Pies, craquelins, speculoos and many other Belgian favourites since 1995 – including traditional made-from-scratch waffles!

Where: 1728 West 2nd Avenue

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Bâtard Bakery

 

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This family-owned boulangerie and café offers guests a mix of rotating breads, fresh cookies, tarts, pies and croissants – all inspired by their travels in Europe.

Where: 3958 Fraser Street

L’Apres Midi Patisserie

Having opened this year, L’Apres Midi Patisserie has already made a name for itself through its delicious custom-made cakes and array of traditional pastries.

Where: 1467 West Pender Street

Faubourg

 

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With bestsellers ranging from the Double Baked Pistachio Chocolate Croissant to the Mango Yuzu Mousse Cake, it’s no wonder that Faubourg has gained the mass amount of recognition that it has. If you’re looking for a place to try multiple items in one go, this is your spot.

Where: Multiple locations in Vancouver

Melo Patisserie

 

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Known for its decadent cookies, espresso beverages, and made-to-order cakes, Melo is a Vancouver staple when it comes to French-inspired sweets.

Where: 154 East 8th Avenue

Merci Boulangerie

 

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For a little taste of Paris, head to Merci Boulangerie. Here, you’ll find plenty of tempting cinnamon buns, breads, croissants, seasonal danishes, and much more.

Where: 1507 Powell Street, #150

And that’s a wrap on some delicious French patisseries you can check out in Vancouver the next time you’re hit with a sweet craving.