A window to France, in the heart of downtown Spokane

It’s early morning at Madeleine’s, Spokane’s beloved downtown, neighborhood French Café & Patisserie. The pastry chefs are already hard at work – the only sounds are the mixer kneading dough, the oven doors opening and closing as pastries slide out baked to perfection onto cooling racks. When the espresso machine starts up and you hear the coffee beans grinding, the morning rush is only moments away.

When we opened our doors for the first time in the busy summer of 2007, we had set out to always deliver authentic French pastry, where freshness is measured in hours, not days, and diners can enjoy simple, rustic French cuisine in a casual and welcoming atmosphere.

Today we still do all that, and so much more. Our days are longer, fuller, and measured not only by the freshness of our pastry, but the number of friends who now walk through our doors, to enjoy them.

Mornings mean a full hot breakfast of cooked-to-order eggs or crepes, and, a display bursting with croissants, scones, cinnamon rolls, and a perfectly pulled espresso. Afternoons call for a Reuben, sliders with frites, salads, quiche, or a hot pressed Panini made with our house-baked focaccia. By Friday and Saturday evenings, our quaint café transitions to fine French dinning. Chef prepared classic Provencal meals, such as sea scallops with truffle scented buerre blanc, steak au poivre, coq au vin, and delicious savory crepes filled with lobster, wild mushrooms, or duck confit. A selection of boutique beers and wine are available to compliment your meal, and we recommend the soufflé au chocolat or warm, sugary beignets to finish.

Macaron de Paris, Tarte au Citron, and Sacher Torte adorn our case filled each day with an irresistible array of the flavors so reminiscent of our time in France. Croissant, quiche, sweet or savory crepes, and dinner entrees finished with sauces which have been reducing all day. Our happiness is found in sharing all this, with you. Bon appetite!

  7:45a to 5:00p Mon - Thu
7:45a to 10:00p Fri
8:30a to 10:00p Sat 
8:30a to 2pm on Sun