Our Story

In 1997, Nicolas Paré opened the doors of Le Fournil to Seattle's Eastlake neighborhood. Originally from Nantes, he began his apprenticeship at the young age of fourteen. He then traveled the world, working as a baker in Nantes, Paris, Canada, Mexico, Santo Domingo, the Bahamas, New York, and finally in Seattle. This life-long love affair with baked goods inspired him to share his passion with Seattle. In France, picking up a baguette is an essential daily errand, so he decided to create a place people could easily come for freshly baked bread and beautiful pastries on a daily basis. Today, he continues to knead and bake in his own Eastlake shop. Nicolas prides himself on the quality and affordability of his product, and judges his success by the smiles on his customers' faces.

Business Boxed Lunches Nicolas Paré
Owner of Le Fournil, LTD.

In addition to the daily offerings of our Eastlake café, we also deliver boxed lunches, breakfast and pastry platters for special events and corporate meetings. All production and baking is done adjacent to our Eastlake location. You can even watch our bakers work from the sidewalk!

We thank our valued customers for their continuing patronage, and for sharing our passionate enthusiasm for our food!

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Please call us with any questions regarding menu items or for any special catering requests.


All products are made to order. We require 24 hour advance notice to ensure availability.


Free delivery to Seattle with $60 minimum order. $20 delivery to Eastside with $100 minimum order.


24 hour phone cancellation notice is required. Late cancellations will be charged in full (product only, no tax or delivery fee).


Orders are subject to phone cancellation by the bakery if supplies are limited.

South of University Bridge

3230 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102

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Monday: 7am - 3pm
Tuesday - Friday: 7am - 4pm
Saturdday: 8am - 4pm
Sunday: 8am - 3pm

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