A charming little bakery on Oak Street, in the new Orleans River Bend area, this place was a sweet surprise. With a handful of tables and a courtyard—cat included—this bakery looked like it was straight out of the south of France.
Shelves of beautifully browned, crusty bread and a cabinet full of pastries—almond croissants, cinnamon walnut rolls, and organic chocolate chip cookies for starters—and you’ll want to settle in and stay for a while. And take some goodies to go. There are sandwiches and soups along with vegan and gluten-free options here.
When we went, we spoke to the baker who was gathering and cutting chunks of all kinds of breads for a bread pudding the next day. On Sunday mornings, he told us, they put out a platter of bread for tastings and mimosas are served, which is the perfect way to start the day. In a town like ours who loves its French bread, these artisans are creating some amazing treats that are not to be missed. Bon apetit!
Breads on Oak
8640 Oak St.
New Orleans, LA 70118