There’s nothing quite as comforting and inviting as a local bakery. House-made pastries, cakes and treats are just as enticing by their scents as they are to eat. Lucky for you and your tastebuds, we’ve rounded up five of the finest in Dallas.
Owner and executive pastry chef Andrea Meyer brings her passion for French baking to this charming West Village spot. Compliment your daily cup of coffee with a pain au chocolate or a blueberry scone—and don’t leave without a box of the bakery’s signature macarons. 3700 McKinney Ave., Ste. 150, 214.613.3570, bisous-bisous.com
Knox District’s coziest bistro mixes the flavors of Cuba, South America and Mexico with European touches to create its beloved pan-Latin menu. Thanks to owners Taco and Dunia Borgia, La Duni has maintained its status as a top spot for brunching. Housemade breads and pastries pair well with foamy Latin hot chocolate, while fresh popovers add a unique element to the restaurant’s famous tortas, or sandwiches. Don’t forget to finish off your meal with a slice of the Cuatro Leches cake—you won’t regret it. 4620 McKinney Ave., 214.520.7300, ladunihub.com
For a taste of St-Tropez, look no further than downtown Dallas. In a highly anticipated arrival, acclaimed French patisserie La Tarte Tropezienne has officially opened its first U.S. outpost. Delight in a variety of hand rolled croissants, gourmet sandwiches and luxe caviars—or just stick to the basics. The bakery’s namesake item, a cream-filled tart, is a recipe that dates back to 1950s France. 1604 Main St., Ste. 110, 972.645.7879, latartetropezienne.business.site
When you can’t make it to Cafe Du Monde, try this Deep Ellum cafe for your beignet fix. The French Quarter-Inspired menu features classic beignets, craft coffee drinks and boozy ice cream concoctions. Try the Cafe Bon Temps—iced coffee with a citrus twist. 2932 Main St., 214.444.3215, lebontempsbeignets.com
Beloved Greenville Avenue bread shop Village Baking Co. is now serving up buttery baguettes and flaky pastries in Knox District. Offering signature items, including rich kouign-amann pastries, croissants in assorted flavors and, of course, freshly baked loaves of bread. Grab a spot on the patio and enjoy an espresso and pain au chocolat. Bon appetit! 4539 Travis St., villagebakingco.com
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