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La Madeleine French Bakery
Ranked #15 of 60 Bakeries in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Perimeter Center
Reviewed 12 July 2016

La Madeleine's has the best tomato soup I've ever tasted! Used to get it often when I lived in Atlanta. I'd recommend trying some if you visit. They used to sell it by the jars. It's a cute little cafe.

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Thank April W
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This is a decent place to stop in and have lunch. Nothing too amazing. We weren't impressed with what we ordered. So it's not a bad place to have lunch but in the immediate area you can do so much better.

Thank Delesha H
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

We hail from Florida and have been to this location a few times before in passing. On a recent business trip we drove 40 minutes from our hotel to this location to purchase pastries and lunch for our 6 hour drive home and the service here was WONDERFUL. The manager was lovely and so kind, she took care of us and spoke to us to sweetly she went above and beyond to make sure we were alright for our departure. Mohammed was the the attending To-Go person and he did a fantastic job handling such a busy time of the morning and still gave us a gracious smile. David the overall manager was eloquently sweet as well and expressed his gratitude for our loyalty. We absolutely LOVE La Madeleine French Bakery. Their ingredients are fresh, the taste is authentic and the experience is one in a lifetime. I would have no problem driving that far again, it was worth it.

Thank Koliana K
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Great place for...a quick lunch or a nice sit down pastry with unlimited refills of fountain sodas and coffee, esp if you work nearby, meeting a friend, business meeting, or flying solo.

The food is absolutely delectable. Wide variety of specialty pastries made by whom I suspect is a team of professional pastry chefs. These are not your average Corner Bakery-type pastries. They are a fairly (but fully) priced. Not a rip off if you appreciate quality and a creative symphony of ingredients. The hot menu is also very well prepared with nice portions and average to cheaper-than-average prices for what you get. Their specials are indeed special, for example right now they have a crepe omelette that is divine - a choice of three "toppings", five of which are meats and the others veggies. The crepe part is perfectly prepared - crispy on the outside, even, perfectly cooked (not dough-ey), and nothing burned or signed (are you listening Ritz Carlton Buckhead?)

Service is fast, friendly, and very accurate. It reminded me of the military - where they repeat your order back both when ordering and again when you pay...all with a "sir!". I almost saluted out of habit. The food comes out fast, hot, and nicely plated - even though the place gets PACKED at lunch time (more on that below.) There's no place to leave a tip and they don't insinuate that you should leave one even though they bring the food out to you, come and ask if everything's ok, and clear your table after you leave (are you listening Souplantation?) They even offered to refill my elderly mom's coffee for her and get more sugar.

Ok - now about the crowds. It's packed for a reason. The good news is that table turn-over (not even including the ones outside) is fast so you never have to wait though it seems you would have to when you first walk in.

Warning: Because of the crowds, it does get noisy, but it's no different than a crowded restaurant in NYC. It actually creates an aura of privacy because you know no one else can hear what you're talking about - even if that includes the people in your own party sometimes.

The atmosphere and decor are very warm, comfortable and reasonably spacious. They have a lot of "cafe tables" - the little round ones for one or two people. There is also a nice fireplace with real logs burning in the winter time that adds so much to the cozy atmosphere. There is also a spacious back room for private functions.

This place is not ideal to bring kids even though you get the Desperate Housewives set bringing along a toddler or infant to their mom-brunches, but during the crowded times, patrons have figured out not to bring little kids. The crowd is mid/upper scale, working professional, Dunwoody-resident, preppy - just nice. No annoying teens, backwards baseball caps, or sagging cursing rapper types. No wonder there are often a lot of private business discussions going on. You can also just sit and commandeer a table with just coffee refill after refill and no one bothers you or gives you the hairy eyeball to hurry up and leave.

Overall a great daytime dining and meeting place.

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Had a quick snack break at La Madeleine and it was yummy. The variety of pastries,patties, soups and pasta makes it difficult to settle for one.

Thank Rajashree M
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