Ask anyone who's visited La Farine and you're likely to hear "morning buns" mentioned. This French bakery is known for these pastries, consisting of croissant dough rolled thin, dusted with cinnamon and brown sugar, rolled into a log, then baked in a muffin pan. Despite the name, you can order these sweet, airy treats anytime, and guests do!
La Farine has been around since 1977 and is now on its third owner, but those who've been visiting here since the very start say things have only gotten better through the years. And, it's expanded. In addition to its original location on College Avenue, two others have opened their doors. So, even more Oakland residents can get their hands on the La Farine's goodies, like the fruit tarts, croissants, baguettes, scones, and the savory version of the morning bun, which includes ham, cheese, and onion. Plenty of guests like to stop in on the way to work to treat themselves, but you can also feel free to claim a table and stay for however long you like.