About La Petite France
Discover Europe without leaving CT. La Petite France brings the French quality of life to you while engaging all your senses. From tasty homemade food to a relaxing and welcoming ambiance, come enjoy an authentic Parisian experience here in West Hartford.
La Petite France, an authentic French bakery café, offers a variety of fresh food creations while providing a uniquely Parisian experience. We offer artisanal pastries, breads and cakes fresh baked every morning along with a selection of authentic French fare such as quiche, croque monsieur and of course croissants. Join us on the weekends for crepes and brunch including decadent chocolate croissant pain perdu (French toast on chocolate croissant). You can bring the taste of France to your events or parties with our catering menu or beautiful crepe cart.
The La Petite France story began in Paris where Alexandra and Romeo, a young French couple met in school. After finishing his studies as a Boulanger and Pâtissier, Romeo and Alex moved to Connecticut where she graduated from the UConn MBA program. They opened their first location in Stafford Springs where they began winning over Connecticut with delicious breads, croissants and cakes. In 2009 they opened their second location in West Hartford center where they are currently based.
See what customers are saying about La Petite France:
SarahAnne715 from West Hartford, CT says: “My favorite lunch place in WH Center. Excellent food, cozy atmosphere, lovely staff that make you feel at home”.
Taipei Tim from Taipei, Taiwan says: “La Petite France is a comfortable, relatively small restaurant that makes you feel like you’re in France. You order at the counter, in French if you want, and one of the servers (who also prepare meals and give you your change) brings it to your table. Tables are generally small but there is room for 6 at one table and I’ve seen couples sitting romantically in the corner. There’s also a counter with electrical outlets so you can act like your working at Starbucks – my favorite thing to do. A few seats are also available outside if you’re a people watcher. Overall, one of my favorite restaurants”.
Philip from Connecticut says: “Everything about the place says ‘I care’. The food is wonderful. The desserts are superb (get those macaroons, oh my) and their coffee and cafe lattes are perfect. The service is good and they seem to really care if you enjoyed your meal. Are you going to ask for more than that? Plus – they speak French!”
Karen Ellen M from Midland Michigan says: “The croissants are delicious. We also had macaroons. They were very good as well. I would certainly purchase pastry here again. The atmosphere is cozy and small. We took our items home to eat. I liked the selection of items.”
Miranda Basley: “Great atmosphere, fantastic food! One of my favorite spots in the center.
Kevin Prestage: “We do it the old fashioned way, brasserie. A gem.
Sandy Miano: “My son and I came in the other day and purchased the chocolate almond croissants…They were amazing. Just like the little French pastry shop I used to go to when I was a little girl. Had been searching for a true French pastry shop like that one for well over 30 years! We will be visiting again!
@kimdemersCT: “@LPFBakery thanks so much! I’m a pretty big fan… I just can’t get enough of your chocolate croissants :-)”
@achangeofeatery: “@LPFBakery My favorite!”
@annabridget: “@LPFBakery mmmmm crepessss”
@JeelSays: “Always underwhelmed whenever I order a croissant in the States…except for the ones I get from @LPFBakery & the Glass Shop. THANK YOU!!”
Rosa Diana – blogger, ladydianaspearls.com:
“Want a taste of French cuisine? Today’s post is based on a recent outing to my favorite french bakery, La Petite France. And you don’t have to fly half-way around the world to enjoy an authentic french baguette!”
“I really like their small and intimate setting, perfect for a quick mid-afternoon coffee and pastry break.”
“it’s always a pleasure. I can’t get over their crepes and desserts. And if you’re wondering what the hype on Macarons is all about, just stop by and taste for yourself, simply amazing!”