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Lavie & Belle Bakery

Enjoy French Bakeries, Sandwiches and Pasteries close to you in Surry Hills.

Welcome to Lavie & Belle Bakery

Come to visit us and enjoy a real French Breakfast, or come at Lunch to take away and enjoy a picnic in Centennial Park near the bakery, or come at any time for a deliciously guilty Pastry.

bread and baguette

Passion, patience, tradition

We truly believe that authentic French bread needs patience and time to be created. No additives or preservatives in our products, just patience, passion, and know-how. Make good bread takes time. Our bakers are always working on improving our recipes to get this unique French touch that you could not find anywhere else.

Our first goal is to make you discover the traditional French products from natural flours, with a taste, smell and texture as close as if you were in Paris admiring the Eiffel Tower or in a Provence village surrounded by lavender and Petanque players. Come and try it!

Best Seller

Open 7/7, come to visit us and enjoy a real French Breakfast, or come at Lunch to take away and enjoy a picnic in Centennial Park near the bakery, or come at any time for a deliciously guilty Pastry.



Bring a little French taste to your next meeting or event

Organizing a professional gathering, a friend’s surprise birthday, a degustation event at your workplace and you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen?

LaVie&Belle Bakery can simply help you amaze your guests with traditional, authentic and tasty treats.

Our Menu


French pastries ( viennoiseries)
Croque Monsieur ( Toasties)
Breakfast “combo”

Lunch Time

Savoury Tarts
Sanwiches “Baguettes”
Lunch “combo”


Small breads ( pain serviette)
Sourdough Breads


Choux Pastries  (Eclairs, Chouquettes…)
Tarts ( Lemon, Bourdalou, Fruits…)
Pastries “Combo”

What our lovely customers say

  • The best French Bakery in town. Own and operated by French people with ingredients imported from France. Their croissant and baguette is very similar to the one I had in Paris. Come early as they tend to sold out early.

    Reynaldi Hadianto Local Guide
  • When la Vie & belle opened in Surry Hills, I couldn't believe it. Finally Surry Hills got a tremendous French bakery. Being French myself and working around the corner, it's the best place to grab a croissant on the go, a delicious sandwich for lunch or a yummy lemon pie. They also do catering, don't wait and visit them today!

    Audrey, Redfern Croissant Lover
  • Love this place! The croissants are flaky and buttery and the gentlemen who served us was very friendly. Had to go back a second time to try a few other things and was not disappointed at all! Worth a visit if you are in the neighbourhood. Fresh ones come out just around nine in the morning!

    Eamon Kelly
  • This bakery is like a slice of France served up in Surry Hills. Small yet outstanding. Hard working, talented French bakers. Try the Eclair, Quiche or pretty much anything. You can also buy bread to take away there.

    Vincent K Local Guide
  • The service is great, and they have simply the best almond croissants. I feel conflicted posting this since they already sell out by mid-morning!

    David Tran

About Us

Christian Bonne

Christian is born in 1966 in Paris Suburbs. He was dreaming of adventures and knew he would use his hands to create novelty with passion. After studying as Catering Chef in France, he decided to travel to New Caledonia where he lived for 25 years as an Artisan Builder.

Christian was still eager for new challenges. With his wife and his daughter, they decided to move to Australia to open a French-style bakery.

To achieve this challenge, Christian stopped his Business in New Caledonia and came back to school in France. He chose one of the famous French Bakery School: EFBPA, managed by one of the best French Bread Chef in the world: Christian Vabret. Christian successfully obtained his diploma of Artisan Baker and was ready to start his new challenge in Australia.

Christian used all his knowledge, experience to open the authentic LaVie&Belle Bakery in February 2017.

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