Best french in East Bay, CA

Check out the top french in East Bay, CA, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. La Farine Boulangerie Patisserie
1. La Farine Boulangerie Patisserie
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18 local reviews
6323 College Avenue, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510-654-0338
BakeryFoodStore
Paul-Andre
Excellent French-style bakery with some of the best bread in town
Autumn & Thomas
Well-loved French bakery with croissants, cakes, tarts, cookies and more.
Hedy
Gorgeous french boulangerie.
1. La Farine Boulangerie Patisserie
1. La Farine Boulangerie Patisserie
host-0host-1host-2
18 local reviews
6323 College Avenue, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510-654-0338
Paul-Andre
Paul-Andre
Excellent French-style bakery with some of the best bread in town
Autumn & Thomas
Autumn & Thomas
Well-loved French bakery with croissants, cakes, tarts, cookies and more.
Hedy
Hedy
Gorgeous french boulangerie.
2. La Note Restaurant
2. La Note Restaurant
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18 local reviews
2377 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-843-1525
CafeRestaurantFood
Stephen
Adorable casual French restaurant. Best for breakfast. Ask to sit in the patio and order the Cote Nord!
Jenn & Paul
La Note is awesome for brunch. It is French cuisine at its best, and Jenn’s favorite place for a Sunday morni…
Jess
Lively setting for French eats for breakfast, lunch or dinner, plus a garden open in good weather.
2. La Note Restaurant
2. La Note Restaurant
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18 local reviews
2377 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-843-1525
Stephen
Stephen
Adorable casual French restaurant. Best for breakfast. Ask to sit in the patio and order the Cote Nord!
Jenn & Paul
Jenn & Paul
La Note is awesome for brunch. It is French cuisine at its best, and Jenn’s favorite place for a Sunday morning meal. Be prepared to wait …
Jess
Jess
Lively setting for French eats for breakfast, lunch or dinner, plus a garden open in good weather.
3. Grégoire Restaurant
3. Grégoire Restaurant
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18 local reviews
2109 Cedar Street, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-883-1893
Meal takeawayRestaurantFood
Jen
Worth-it up-scale take-out French food. Get a sandwich and a side of the amazing potato puffs and head to the …
Vinayak
Hole-in-the-wall French takeout place that I cannot say enough good things about. Menu changes every month. D…
Stephanie
The original Gregoire. More like a take-out window than restaurant. Fantastic French/French-inspired food open…
3. Grégoire Restaurant
3. Grégoire Restaurant
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18 local reviews
2109 Cedar Street, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-883-1893
Jen
Jen
Worth-it up-scale take-out French food. Get a sandwich and a side of the amazing potato puffs and head to the Rose Garden to eat with a view…
Vinayak
Vinayak
Hole-in-the-wall French takeout place that I cannot say enough good things about. Menu changes every month. Do try their crispy potato puff…
Stephanie
Stephanie
The original Gregoire. More like a take-out window than restaurant. Fantastic French/French-inspired food open all day.
4. Nizza La Bella
4. Nizza La Bella
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2 local reviews
825 San Pablo Avenue, Albany
+1 510-526-2552
Meal takeawayBarRestaurant
Richard
Good French/European food, wood-fired pizzas
Malcolm
A very pleasant French restaurant
Malcolm
A very pleasant French restaurant
4. Nizza La Bella
4. Nizza La Bella
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2 local reviews
825 San Pablo Avenue, Albany
+1 510-526-2552
Richard
Richard
Good French/European food, wood-fired pizzas
Malcolm
Malcolm
A very pleasant French restaurant
Malcolm
Malcolm
A very pleasant French restaurant
5. Lalime's
5. Lalime's
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7 local reviews
1329 Gilman Street, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-527-9838
BarRestaurantFood
Carolyn
French American fancy night out.
Monica
French, American (Traditional), Wine Bars
Martin
It's Chez Panisse in a garage. An easy walk from here.
5. Lalime's
5. Lalime's
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7 local reviews
1329 Gilman Street, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-527-9838
Carolyn
Carolyn
French American fancy night out.
Monica
Monica
French, American (Traditional), Wine Bars
Martin
Martin
It's Chez Panisse in a garage. An easy walk from here.
6. Le Bateau Ivre
6. Le Bateau Ivre
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4 local reviews
2629 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-849-1100
CafeBarRestaurant
Jess
Set in a converted home built in 1898, this quaint eatery serves primarily French fare.
Margaret
French food served in a relaxed setting in an old house.
Amy
Best breakfast/brunch restaurant nearby. High quality/gourmet. Closed Mondays.
6. Le Bateau Ivre
6. Le Bateau Ivre
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4 local reviews
2629 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-849-1100
Jess
Jess
Set in a converted home built in 1898, this quaint eatery serves primarily French fare.
Margaret
Margaret
French food served in a relaxed setting in an old house.
Amy
Amy
Best breakfast/brunch restaurant nearby. High quality/gourmet. Closed Mondays.
7. Aunt Mary's Cafe
7. Aunt Mary's Cafe
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13 local reviews
4640 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510-601-9227
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Naomi
Great breakfast spot to meet a friend. Delicious renditions of all the breakfast classics - pancakes, french t…
Syslee & Tai
Great brunch! Grits, french toast, fried chicken, on my. You gotta go check it out.
Jamie
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch. Very good.
7. Aunt Mary's Cafe
7. Aunt Mary's Cafe
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13 local reviews
4640 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510-601-9227
Naomi
Naomi
Great breakfast spot to meet a friend. Delicious renditions of all the breakfast classics - pancakes, french toast, eggs of every kind, and …
Syslee & Tai
Syslee & Tai
Great brunch! Grits, french toast, fried chicken, on my. You gotta go check it out.
Jamie
Jamie
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch. Very good.
8. À Côté
8. À Côté
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14 local reviews
5478 College Avenue, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510-655-6469
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Marianne
French/Mediterranean spot for small plates and cocktails. Or full dinner of course, but their small plates are…
Patricia
One of my favorite restaurants. French/Mediterranean food, great wine list and cocktails. Beautiful and roma…
Yuri
Excellent French-Basque cuisine; consistently appears on Michelin Guide. A great tapas option if you like to t…
8. À Côté
8. À Côté
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14 local reviews
5478 College Avenue, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510-655-6469
Marianne
Marianne
French/Mediterranean spot for small plates and cocktails. Or full dinner of course, but their small plates are great. Try the mussels!
Patricia
Patricia
One of my favorite restaurants. French/Mediterranean food, great wine list and cocktails. Beautiful and romantic.
Yuri
Yuri
Excellent French-Basque cuisine; consistently appears on Michelin Guide. A great tapas option if you like to taste a huge variety of things …
9. Rick & Ann's Restaurant
9. Rick & Ann's Restaurant
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17 local reviews
2922 Domingo Avenue, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-649-8538
CafeRestaurantFood
Kara
Great breakfast spot. They have yummy French toast and lots of other great breakfast/brunch favorites. Go ear…
Beth
Yummy breakfast at the bottom of the hill. Meet some locals and enjoy Peet's coffee and the bakery next door w…
Breeze
Next to the Claremont Hotel. A good breakfast spot. Locals love it and it gets quite busy on the weekends.
9. Rick & Ann's Restaurant
9. Rick & Ann's Restaurant
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17 local reviews
2922 Domingo Avenue, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-649-8538
Kara
Kara
Great breakfast spot. They have yummy French toast and lots of other great breakfast/brunch favorites. Go early. There are lines!
Beth
Beth
Yummy breakfast at the bottom of the hill. Meet some locals and enjoy Peet's coffee and the bakery next door with actual French bakery bague…
Breeze
Breeze
Next to the Claremont Hotel. A good breakfast spot. Locals love it and it gets quite busy on the weekends.
10. La Farine
10. La Farine
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18 local reviews
3411 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510-531-7750
BakeryFoodStore
Michelle
Best French bread and pastries! Delicious!
Natalia
Wonderful French bakery with delicious bread and yummy drip coffee.
jide
Great baguettes and comprehensive selection of french and american pastries.
10. La Farine
10. La Farine
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18 local reviews
3411 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510-531-7750
Michelle
Michelle
Best French bread and pastries! Delicious!
Natalia
Natalia
Wonderful French bakery with delicious bread and yummy drip coffee.
jide
jide
Great baguettes and comprehensive selection of french and american pastries.
11. Grégoire
11. Grégoire
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5 local reviews
4001 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
+1 510-547-3444
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Claudia
Gourmet take out with the best french fries
Stephanie
The second Gregoire. More like a take-out window than restaurant. Fantastic French/French-inspired food open a…
Lesley
High-end French takeout.
11. Grégoire
11. Grégoire
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5 local reviews
4001 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
+1 510-547-3444
Claudia
Claudia
Gourmet take out with the best french fries
Stephanie
Stephanie
The second Gregoire. More like a take-out window than restaurant. Fantastic French/French-inspired food open all day.
Lesley
Lesley
High-end French takeout.
12. La Farine Bakery
12. La Farine Bakery
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5 local reviews
4094 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510-420-1777
BakeryFoodStore
Julie
Yummy French bakery. Croissants, scones, tarts, muffins, yummy yummy yummy.
Amanda and Will
Wonderful French bakery
Claudia
Very good pastries, bread and dessert
12. La Farine Bakery
12. La Farine Bakery
host-0host-1host-2
5 local reviews
4094 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510-420-1777
Julie
Julie
Yummy French bakery. Croissants, scones, tarts, muffins, yummy yummy yummy.
Amanda and Will
Amanda and Will
Wonderful French bakery
Claudia
Claudia
Very good pastries, bread and dessert