Café Pouchkine

The French pastries at this salon de thé in the Printemps department store have a Russian accent. They serve an excellent super rich hot chocolate, too.

Practical information

Address: Printemps department store, 64 boulevard Haussmann, 75009
Nearest transport: Havre-Caumartin (3, 9)
Hours:  Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday
Telephone: 01 42 82 43 31
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Additional Locations

Address: 2 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75003
Nearest transport: Chemin Vert (8)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 42 72 97 05

Address: 155 boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint-Germain-des-Prés (4)
Hours: Open every day

Reviews of interest

Paris Bouge (2015) “Mais pour terminer sur une douceur, restez dans la culture locale avec un Médovic, biscuit parfumé au miel et au sarrasin avec sa crème Sgouchonka, une crème de lait russe, et sa Smetana. Les plus gourmands apprécieront le Napoléon et sa crème onctueuse à la vanille Bourbon. À l’heure du thé, optez pour un Koulitch, la brioche traditionnelle russe aux fruits confits.”

Sugared & Spiced (2014) “… the pastries here are real attention grabbers with their dramatic colors, sensual forms, and lavish use of gold leaves, but I personally find the taste to be rather disappointing. Having said that, its third and newest location in Paris, situated on the very posh Boulevard Saint-Germain, is rather attractive as it’s not just a boutique, but a salon de thé as well.”

Time Out (2013) “Le Café Pouchkine propose un excellent choix de petits plaisirs sucrés créés par le chef Emmanuel Ryon, meilleur ouvrier de France et champion du monde de pâtisserie… un chocolat chaud comme on n’en boit plus!”

David Lebovitz (2011) “Russian ingredients in uptakes on classic French pastries…looking at everything is almost as good – or even better – than tasting some of these beautiful pastries.”

Paris Pâtisseries (2011) “…one of the greatest patisserie lineups in the city…There are flavor pairings and ingredients you won’t find anywhere else, and there are even entire pastries/viennoiseries you’d probably find nowhere else west of the old Eastern Bloc.”

Les Grands Ducs (2011) “A mon avis, largement à la hauteur d’un Pierre Hermé ou d’un Conticini. Amoureux(ses) des douceurs, vous ne pouvez plus ignorer cette adresse qui va, j’en suis sûr, devenir un must parisien.”

Le Figaro (2011) “Cinq sortes de thé en sachet, le minimum variétal ! En revanche, pas moins de 26 pâtisseries franco-russes aux noms évocateurs…Ainsi la charloka (6,20 €), habile composition à base de génoise, poires et coings, malheureusement flinguée par un séjour prolongé en zone froide.”

1 Comment on Café Pouchkine

  1. Not impressed. We bought three beautiful-looking pastries yesterday that all tasted very pedestrian or worse. If you’re looking for truly divine pastries that surpass the ordinary, go to Jacques Genin or Un Dimanche á Paris (I do not work for either of those establishments).

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