Almost twenty years ago, Olivier Horville opened this quaint bakery in Duluth off Satellite Blvd. At that time, I was a twelve-year-old Ashleigh that didn’t live too far away. However, I wouldn’t hear about this bakery until seventeen years later due to an old coworker. He figured that I would love the fresh, authentically French pastries and baked goods. He was right.
Since then, it’s become my treat to myself and (sometimes) my coworkers. I’ve fallen for the flakiness of the cheese danishes and the combination of egg, cheese, and turkey within my breakfast croissant. Horville’s quiches are satisfaction personified. His cookies are to be desired.
And he recognizes me every time I visit. I value the relationships I’ve established by frequently patronizing restaurants and it means so much when the owner or waitstaff remembers me. Our conversations, albeit brief due to the time constraints of making it to work on time, let me know that he appreciates his customers.
Beyond the pastries and breakfast dishes, Georgia French Bakery offers sandwiches for lunch and a wide assortment of cakes, tartes, pies, and other baked goods. I’ve been meaning to make it over on a Saturday morning to try their infamous crepes. One day, I suppose.
I highly suggest anyone that lives or works in the Duluth/Lawrenceville/Norcross areas to swing by Georgia French Bakery. It wasn’t ranked the #1 bakery in Georgia for no reason.
Georgia French Bakery
3512 Satellite Boulevard, Duluth, GA 30096