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La Mie Bakery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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841 42nd St, Des Moines, IA 50312
+1 515-255-1625
07:00 - 16:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite place to eat breakfast or lunch specially when I'm with friends and drinking the delicious coffee!! I recommend this place for sure 👍

Thank Hind I
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast offers tons of great options both healthy and unhealthy. Also the table of baked goods is intoxicating. Great local spot to meet friends or family, just beware seating can be hard to find so be patient.

Thank vacagirl2016
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always busy and there's a reason for it. Great food and coffee. The service is always wonderful. I wish I went more often.

Thank Ashowers08
Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Mie is my wife's favorite place for a lunch date. What more is there to say? The only problem? It is everyone's top place for a special lunch date - the place is always packed. Be strategic in the timing of your arrival but by all means, visit La Mie for lunch or for morning pastries and coffee. One... More 

Thank PrMichaelM
Las Vegas, Nevada
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267 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the salmon tartine the first day....OMG so good. Had the ham and cheddar scramble the second day...Ditto. Had the broccoli and mushroom quiche the third day...Ditto. Took home a loaf of sliced ciabatta. Can't wait to make some sandwiches. Interesting business model. All based on getting you the best food possible. No table until you order at the counter.... More 

Thank Jim O
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

La Mie never disappoints. Their baked goods are made fresh every morning. Make sure to get there early if you want your pick of pastry. They also have other baked goods, such as bread or cookies. The lunches are tasty too. Go for a sandwich and soup with a cookie, you won't be sad. My personal favorite meal is the... More 

Thank Max S
Des Moines, Iowa
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Stopped in for lunch one busy summer day as La Mie had been highly recommended by the nearby businesses I had been to earlier. Apparently, they are all regulars and with good reason. The food was very good as was easily attested to not only from tasting but also from the constant line at the counter. No problem as the... More 

Thank Ginnie P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Best bread on this side of the Atlantic. Great pastries. This is a weekly stop for me! But be forewarned-everybody else knows it too-it can get crowded. Worth the wait.

Thank IndigoFountains
Walla Walla, Washington
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131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Went with friends to a bakery near their home and figured we'd be having rolls and coffee. Oh, my La Mie! Some of the best pastries I've encountered and enjoyed a breakfast quiche with excellent coffee. We took home filled croissants and pecan rolls for the day after

Thank Paul F
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Try and get in for breakfast but it's especially busy on the weekends. Everything is great and it's worth the wait.

Thank LowCountryIowan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 841 42nd St, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-255-1625

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?