La Baguette Magique, or "The Magiq Baguette," is a fitting name for this beloved West Chester bakery. Over the years, it has snagged countless awards—Best Overall Bakery of the Main Line, Best Bakery, Best of the Best by local magazines—and customers will tell you that's because there's something magic about its breads. It's probably the way the bakers rely on Old World French techniques to craft each loaf.
The team enlists a different starter specific to each bread variety in order to get the loaf to ferment and rice properly, and they allow the process to take as long as necessary. They also craft everything from scratch, in-house, so you can always expect fresh breads and baked goods. The cafe also serves some bites for breakfast and lunch, like croissants and sandwiches. Since it's just a stone's throw from Goshen Terrace Apartments, La Baguette Magique is a convenient spot to enjoy a taste of culinary magic.