Bread & Roses Bakery in Paris | Paris By Mouth

Bread & Roses

We have not yet reviewed this restaurant, but you’ll find practical information about location and hours on this page, along with links to other reviews. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments.

Practical information

Address: 7 rue de Fleurus, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint-Placide (4)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm
Telephone: 01 42 22 06 06
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: British
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Additional locations

Address: 25 rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008
Nearest transport: Madeleine (8, 12, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 47 42 40 00

Reviews of interest

Florence Valencourt (2014) “Bread & Roses décident de donner un nouvel élan à leur adresse fétiche du VIème arrondissement en inaugurant un grand salon de thé, attenant à la boulangerie et épicerie de luxe… et dans lequel on se voit bien passer des heures à siroter un thé, tout en grignotant.”

François Simon (2014) “Les pâtisseries ont du coffre (le sticky toffee pudding était scélérat à souhait)… mais j’ai eu du mal avec l’addition. Moi, qui était venu grignoter une salade, fut elle la « grande salade d’été>, j’ai fait un gloups devant la douloureuse: 82,70 euros à deux avec un dessert partagé et cette salade, certes convenable, à 26 euros, mouais.”

Paris Bouge (2013) “Fort du succès de la nourriture bio et bonne, Bread and Roses excelle avant tout dans ses pains et sa viennoiserie. ”

Time Out (2012) “Giant wedges of cheesecake sit alongside French pastries, and huge savoury puff-pastry tarts are perched on the counter. Attention to detail shows even in the authentically pale taramasalata, which is matched with buckwheat-and-seaweed bread. Prices reflect the quality of the often organic ingredients, but that doesn’t seem to deter any of the moneyed locals, who order towering birthday cakes here for their snappily dressed offspring.”

Barbra Austin (2010) “The breads are all organic.  The pastries are natural beauties.  The quiches are deep and the savory tarts are filled with bright vegetables and herbs…While I’ve never thought of this place as a bargain, I don’t remember a piece of quiche and a salad costing €17.50 either.”

David Lebovitz (2010) “One of the curious things that’s happening right now in the Paris food scene is a spate of what I consider ‘anglo’-style cafés opening up in various smaller neighborhoods…Places like…Bread and Roses…are all packed at lunchtime not with homesick Brits or Americans, but Parisians. These simple cafés and take-outs are riffs on places in England like Ottolenghi that take care when selecting ingredients.”

Bruno Verjus (2009) “Certes, les prix sont gros, très gros, mais les gâteaux aussi. Ici, la gourmandise saute aux yeux, la qualité exceptionnelle. J’ai un penchant bien naturel pour le pain aux graines, le cheese-cake, le tarama, le pain aux dix farines, la baguette aux raisins, la tartelette d’automne, les scones, … la liste est longue.”

2 thoughts on “Bread & Roses”

  1. Zero rating: Last week I went to this deli/cafe with my brother and 5 yr old daughter. From the moment we sat down we sensed a very weird and negative vibe from the owner. He rudely asked why we’d put 2 tables together during lunch hour-we didn’t put the tables together, the waitress did (but we did not move to take over the other table, my daughter sat on the stool provided for her when we first sat down, 3 of us at a 2 person table with no complaints). The cafe was not busy and it was the waitress’s kind gesture anyway. Why not ask us politely? We should have just have left right then, however, we stayed and ordered. After politely requesting another plate and cutlery (we had told him we’d be sharing a few dishes), another serviette more than once-what kind of service is this? We had to keep asking for basics, including a stronger coffee, it was so weak. (My brother speaks French and politely asked the waitress for a stronger coffee, very expensive for a coffee so I should think reasonable to ask). All asked for without any attitude whatsoever, in fact during the short time we were there we weren’t too bothered by the poor service. However, suddenly, from nowhere, the owner storms over to our table and starts publicly abusing us, even having the gall to ask if we are American (we’re not but talk about a racist attitude!) His rudeness (bordering on aggression) to us in front of customers was like something from a bad movie with a stereotypically rude and arrogant Frenchman. I honestly thought for a moment that it was a candid camera moment but sadly it was real. He put his face right up to mine, so aggressive to me in front of my young daughter. So we up and left, of course he added, just for that extra bit of nastiness that he felt sorry for my daughter! Was there no limit to his abuse? Well I felt sorry for my daughter too, she’d hardly touched her food (none of us had), was crying and had to be carried out of the cafe. The whole place was silent and the people sitting next to us looked mortified and very embarrassed, especially when he demanded to know if we were American. I could have said a lot of things to this man but decided to not up the ante, especially in front of my young daughter. I can honestly say we were not rude, demanding or arrogant, it was our second day in Paris and we were so happy to be there , so from our side we weren’t looking for a fight at all. We were planning to buy bread on our way out and on arrival at the cafe I had attempted small talk with the owner, asking his advice re what to order. Whatever he felt about us he should have just left us in peace (we were a quiet table just wanting to eat and get on with sight seeing) and that would have been the end of it. It was one of the worst experiences of my life quite frankly , so do avoid this cafe/deli at all costs, especially when there are so many fabulous cafes in Paris owned by genuinely lovely, warm and welcoming Parisians (a lot cheaper too). I would strongly advise Americans (as a point of honour, because he clearly doesn’t like you) to stay away. It didn’t ruin our holiday but you know, it almost did, he really was very aggressive, and for what?

  2. Given the prime real estate and address, clearly no bargains are to be expected but 22 eur for a so-so pastrami sandwich is a bit much no? Probably best just to steer clear and leave it to the fashionista / chi-chi crowd that seems to pack in at lunchtime.

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