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France Café

 

Quality, authentic French cooking at its finest.

 

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Our Story

Bonjour and welcome! France Café is owned and operated by Kathleen and Gérard Marini. Born and raised in the South of France, Gérard has worked his culinary magic for over 40 years. He’s also a certified sommelier, and can recommend excellent wine pairings with his food. Kathleen hails from Montréal, grew up in Glendale, and is the mastermind of many of France Cafe’s culinary creations. She’s especially known for creating vegan delights that are almost “too good to be vegan”. Together, this Provence power couple create some of the most authentic French home cooking in La Crescenta.

Tastes Like Home

We strive to ensure that everything on our menu is prepared with care, while using the freshest ingredients. We offer a mix of fixed menu staples, along with a rotating assortment of specials.

What Our Customers Are Saying

France Cafe
5.0
Based on 220 Reviews
J L.
J L.
2023-02-03 10:05:00
Stopped in on my way to work. Croissants for the office!! A very welcoming greeting from the staff.1 Pistachio Croissant1 Almond Croissant1 Plain... read more
Francoise S.
Francoise S.
2023-01-16 14:30:33
Excellent cafe and the most wonderful c croissant in town! You won't be disappointed. Also the owners is very conscientious and that speaks volumes!Highly... read more
Marty R.
Marty R.
2022-12-13 17:58:35
It was an excellent meal that Marty and the four of us enjoyed. I probablywent by it hundreds of times and didn't know about it. The croissants were... read more
Susan M.
Susan M.
2022-12-01 15:24:17
Very good! Everyday they prepare a special homemade meal which is very nice!2 man show, only 3 tables in the place, you can get it to go. read more
Tim C.
Tim C.
2022-11-24 13:49:44
France Cafe is a crown jewel. Owned and operated by a husband/wife team who've worked in the restaurant industry for decades. You can expect friendly,... read more
Lucine O.
Lucine O.
2022-10-29 22:56:11
Tried their pistachio croissant and mixed berry bread pudding. The bread pudding was ok, but the croissant was really good. I loved the crispiness and the... read more
Gary I.
Gary I.
2022-10-28 12:02:57
Café de France, which sounds so much more "natural" than France Cafe, is probably the only bit of French cuisine & culture by French people in all of the... read more
Eitan N.
Eitan N.
2022-10-18 13:46:16
A hidden gem in the middle of the foothills! The atmosphere is magical and takes you back into a different century in France The food is fantastic, mostly... read more
Arash T.
Arash T.
2022-10-17 16:00:53
Great hospitality and service.Superb vegan chilli with side of fresh well-dressed salad.Just perfect read more
Lena L.
Lena L.
2022-09-21 15:13:37
Please support this small business. Dropped by after reading reviews. Delicious. High quality ingredients. Chicken salad sandwich actually made me full.... read more
Taleen B.
Taleen B.
2022-09-08 11:34:50
If i could give one piece of advice to any one living in La Crescenta, it would be to really go out and try out the hidden gems! France Cafe is definitely... read more
Joseph S.
Joseph S.
2022-09-07 18:28:00
Thank you!Lasagna is stunningly amazing from Mrs. Gerald.Plus, they are kind by hearts! read more
Jeff W.
Jeff W.
2022-07-09 14:09:20
In an unassuming store front in a strip mall on Foothill, there is a wonderland of french experience to be had!Stopped by today with a friend for lunch and... read more
Eitan N.
Eitan N.
2022-06-28 15:36:23
You might miss a beautiful French gem in the middle of Foothill Blvd. Romantic Chansons and French music fill the atmosphere, and the pastries and delicious... read more
Elizabeth C.
Elizabeth C.
2022-06-25 10:40:20
I've been frequenting the cafe and I must say I fall in love the more and more I come. Gerard is such a sweet man and he puts care into all he does. I... read more
Kristina H.
Kristina H.
2022-06-07 10:46:03
This place is a paradise of fine food. I love the fresh bread, you can taste the homade difference.. Real traditional french recipes full of flavor made... read more
Benjamin P.
Benjamin P.
2022-03-11 06:52:15
Amazing place ! Food and service!! I am coming every month and this time I decided to share it !Plus they have a great selection of French imported goods ,... read more
Nicole E.
Nicole E.
2022-03-02 08:45:33
Very delicious sandwiches fresh breads! The owner and his wife are always so caring with their customers. They buy ingredients from farmers market. I would... read more
Sharon H.
Sharon H.
2022-02-22 09:01:20
After meeting Gerard and trying his delicious croissants at the Montrose Farmer's Market on Sundays, I visited his cafe this morning to get some more baked... read more
Amy T.
Amy T.
2022-01-28 17:17:44
We moved to this area a couple months ago, and am so grateful to discover this gem of a place! Everything we've tried has been to tasty. My favorites have... read more
Andrew K.
Andrew K.
2022-01-20 13:35:09
The food here is excellent and the owners and staff are so friendly and accommodating. The only items I have not tried are the specials that include... read more

Our Menu

Below you’ll find our current menu. You can find our daily specials on Instagram, or you can also sign up for our email list. 

Hours of Operation

MONDAY
Café closed

TUESDAY
7:00am – 5:00pm

WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY
7:00am – 7:00pm

SUNDAY
Café closed. Come see us at the Montrose Harvest Market!

Call To Order!

Call us for our daily specials, to place order for pickup, or just to say bonjour!

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Come and See Us!

We’re located right off of Foothill Boulivard in La Crecenta.

3436 A Foothill Blvd
La Crescenta, CA 91214
United States