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A trip to local French bakery La Baguette left me speechless – with only one word to describe the quick but delightful experience…Magnifique! As I sit here demolishing the last of my delicious Almond Croissant (ok last of two! I had to have another one) Let me give you the rundown, here’s why you should visit this charming French bakery in Barbados.

Hundreds of “Little yellow” and ” Cloudless sulphur” butterflies flitted around for at least half a mile as we drove along, a drive made that much more enjoyable by the sunny, almost perfect weather. La Baguette located in Porters, Holetown, is within walking distance of the historic Porters Villa, Limegrove Lifestyle Villa, a number of Blue Sky Luxury villas and other luxury amenities. What was quite notable was the curb appeal of the property. Local foliage dotted the perimeter, with green palms positioned to the front of the building, which was painted white with a jaunty blue trim outlining the peaked roofs. Notably, there was wheelchair access and upon entry…cooling, refreshing air conditioning.

The first thing that teased the senses was the delicious scent of baked goods, now we all know that’s a hard one to beat…unless accompanied by the aroma of fresh, flavourful coffee…. yes, they also serve coffee! Having been my first time to the establishment I took a time to decide between the pain au chocolat, chocolate twist or raisin and almond croissants. I chose the almond croissant (I’m done now by the way and yes, I’d like another!) and took note of other delicious selections, such as chocolate cookies, multi grain bread or country bread…which all appeared so scrumptious! I gave the interior one last sweeping look. It is an intimate atmosphere with perfectly tiled floors and gleaming white countertops. My colleague, who knows the owners quite well, bid them Au revoir (She’s a regular, little did I know!) and we set off to another modern cafe in nearby Holetown.

Unable to wait I took my first bite of my almond croissant in the car and was blown away. Lightly sweet, perfect texture and balanced by crunchy fresh almonds. My taste buds were in heaven! Now here I am, totally in love with La Baguette and urging you to visit this amazing French Bakery in the heart of Porters, St. James. Au revoir!