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La Recette Patisserie


4823 Meadow Dr
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (984) 888-0542
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Photo of NSA NSA
Jul 13, 2023 4

Lovely cafe with nice customer service. entrance was at the back side of the building,for those who are not aware, keep turning ! decent pastries, my only complaint is the gel center in the cake was too hard and the filling on the crossaints light. parking is available up front and flavors change every month

Photo of Nancy Cabrera Nancy Cabrera
Jul 11, 2023 5

La Recette Patisserie has become one of my favorite cafes. My friend and I have made coming to this cafe our weekly thing. I’ve tried a few things and they’re all amazing. I will say my favorite treats are the chocolate croissant, their arugula danish and their mango milk cake is my absolute favorite! I recommend this cafe to everyone. It’s a 10/10 for me :)

Photo of Cheri V Cheri V
Jul 9, 2023 5

Google maps won’t tell you this, but the bakery is in the BACK! Where you would normally see deliveries made. It looks like a back door. But it is DEFINITELY worth the time to find! Beautiful pastries-as much a delight to look at as to eat. Take my advice - buy an extra to take home for tomorrow(if you can resist temptation that long!).

Photo of Catherine Bhattachar Catherine Bhattachar
Jun 17, 2023 5

Fabulous patisserie in a humble setting. Tucked around the back of a strip mall, La Recette has delicious croissants and cakes. Cute interior with plenty of seating. Best kept secret in Durham!

Photo of Adesiyan Shoyoye Adesiyan Shoyoye
May 13, 2023 5

This was our third time here, and I must say, everything we have had has been just as tasty as it looks. The owners and staff are so kind and patient. Great ambience & music. Highly recommend this bakery!

Photo of Jen Cielma Jen Cielma
May 9, 2023 5

Okay so this is definitely a hidden gem. You have to drive around to the back of the building to get to their entrance. Once you find it, welcome to paradise. Everything in this little bake shop looks amazing. I tried the Oreo cheesecake and a chocolate covered cream puff eclair. Y’all, when I tell you these desserts made my whole day. I wish I could tell you I shared them with someone. I did not. I wish I could tell you I waited until I got home to take a bite. I did not. And honestly, no regrets. I will definitely be back and I can’t wait to try some of the new items!

Photo of Nik Blach Nik Blach
May 6, 2023 5

Amazing hidden gem. Beautiful and delicious desserts. Great drinks. And the staff is so pleasant to talk to and they're eager to give recommendations. They change their menu out monthly too so there is definitely a reason to visit again.

Photo of Eray Idil Eray Idil
Mar 4, 2023 5

Great place, clean and quiet. The location was a little hard to find at first, it is in the back of the building. Cakes are amazing👌🏼delicious. Prices are reasonable. Make sure to stop by, and taste

Photo of Sue Forrest Sue Forrest
Nov 14, 2022 5

I saw this shop on Instagram and decided to give it a try. A little hard to find but definitely worth it!!! I am so glad I found it! These little cake slices were incredible! The flavors were so good! I can’t wait to go back to try more items and coffee!

Photo of Lauren Fehr Lauren Fehr
Nov 5, 2022 5

The best pastries!! The rose cake and makrout were amazing and the owners are super nice! It’s in the back of the shopping center so you have to drive behind the building if you have any trouble finding it

Photo of Aisha Cell Aisha Cell
Oct 23, 2022 5

You can find the best CROISSANT in NC maybe in USA. It is a super clean and brand-new patisserie on the simple promise to offer traditional French- Algerian products of exceptional quality and freshness in a quick-service setting. LABNEH and ZAATAR DANISH, all kinds of croissants with chocolate, mozeralla, plain are above the standards. Generally, I don’t like semolina desserts but after I tasted MAKROUT which changed my perception. Plus, ALMOND BAKLAVA is totally different than other bakeries which have buttery fluffy layers with unpleasant sweet syrup. This one is not only crunchy but also has a great moisture, almond fillings and syrup. Everything about almond baklava is prepared with a good balance. There are a lot of delicious desserts, and savory options to choose from you cannot go wrong with any choice. Owners and stuff are so helpful friendly and incredible. We love its location because we had a great time with my kids under the trees across the parking lot. My kids enjoyed their mini chocolate CUPCAKES and CAKE POPS. Its location is a kind of hidden gem between West Cary and Durham. In short, CLEAN, HIGH QUALITY, BEST CROISSANTS AND BAKLAVA, FRESH AND DELICIOUS PATTIES, FRIENDLY STUFF, And KID FRIENDLY MENU & ENVIRONMENT…

Photo of Monika Trogdon Monika Trogdon
Oct 8, 2022 5

Went today and tried 5 different otems and they were all great. Highly recommend stopping by!

Photo of Cocoa Cinnamon Cocoa Cinnamon
Oct 8, 2022 5

The most beautiful bakery from the most beautiful people in a secret spot on the back side of a shopping center in South Durham and not to miss!! We’ve also been using them as a wholesale vendor for years! We have personally orders the most inventive aesthetic and beautiful cakes from Djamila and Fadi. Can’t wait to take a class in their cake studio!