Bay Bread Group, The

Cafe or Restaurant Chain

Address: 2325 Pine St
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94115
Country: United States
Phone: +1.415.440.0356
Kiosks: No
Last Update: 06/17/2015
First Entered: 04/26/2005

A massive conglomerate of San Francisco French restaurants and boulangeries. On June 4, 2012, Starbucks announced that they purchased the Bay Bread Group for $100M. Translation: the coffee service at La Boulange bakeries, etc., should tank soon.

La Boulangerie buys the O La La! chain, Starbucks buys the La Boulangerie chain, and the next thing you know your croissants are coming from Exxon/Mobil.

Then -- surprise, surprise -- in June 2015 Starbucks announced that they will be closing all 23 La Boulange retail (bakery café) locations and the two manufacturing facilities that serve them by September 2015. Another purchased brand bites the dust as Starbucks continues to compete by buying up and closing down competitors.

Locations reviewed of this chain:

Name Address Neighborhood City Espresso Rating
Boulange de Cole Valley 1000 Cole St. Cole Valley San Francisco 7.70
Boulange de Polk 2310 Polk St. Russian Hill San Francisco 4.70
La Boulange 151 University Ave. Palo Alto 6.90
La Boulange 543 Columbus Ave. North Beach San Francisco 6.70
La Boulange at Fillmore 2043 Fillmore St. Fillmore San Francisco 4.40
La Boulange de Market 685 Market St. SOMA San Francisco 6.90