Practical information Address: 31 rue Lepic, 75018 Nearest transport: Abbesses (12), Blanche (2) Hours: Open every day from 8:30am Reservations: Reservations not accepted Telephone: 01 84 79 23 40 Average price for lunch: Less than 10€ Style of cuisine: Baked goods, soups/salads/sandwiches Website Facebook Photo via L’Éclair de Génie Café’s Facebook
Practical information Address: 25 rue Chanzy, 75011 Nearest transport: Rue des Boulets (9), Charonne (9) Hours: Open every day from 8am-7pm Telephone: 01 55 87 21 40 Website Facebook Reviews of interest Paris Bouge (2016) “L’incroyable (inégalable même!) chocolat chaud aux notes biscuitées et pralinées, la tablette «grand cru» au lait et noisettes, l’entremet noisettes avec crème de noisettes, ganache gianduja nappé d’une couche chocolat/amande. Vous le sentez ce goût de l’enfance? Addictif, sucré et craquant, lacté et boisé, c’est… Read More »La Chocolaterie Cyril Lignac
Address: 88, rue des Martyrs, 75018Hours: Open Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday 7am-7pm. Closed Monday & Thursday.Telephone: +33 1 42 23 62 81Website / Facebook / Instagram Sébastien Mauvieux’s baguette was chosen as the best in Paris in 2012. In Other Words Le Figaro (2016) “Sa jolie boutique située au cœur des Abbesses arbore une devanture bleue élégante et propose quelques tables pour déguster sur place ses pâtisseries «classiques mais très bonnes». Très attentif à la qualité de ses ingrédients, notre lauréat prépare ses chouquettes avec du lait entier… Read More »Pain Pain
Between the chocolate mustache-topped sable sandwich cookies that resemble an inside-out Oreo, the “f*cking dark” chocolate tarts topped off with chocolate skulls, or a lemon cream in between sesame madeleines disguised as a hamburger, this pastry shop can feel a bit too self-consciously cool. Thankfully, the sweets mostly deliver, and the tattooed and bearded eponymous pastry chef is present most days, and gracious. The deconstructed cheesecake inside of a Camembert box is an interesting take on a ubiquitous dessert, and the fresh fig tart with dragées rich with an intensely vanilla cream in a crisp, not-too-sweet shell. Pastries taken to-go are packaged in reusable plastic pencil cases adorably slapped with a robot sticker. In yet another departure from his peers, Laurent Favre-Mot will be offering a limited savory lunch and brunch in the back room of the pâtisserie.
— Catherine Down, October 2015
The giant madeleine door handle and the tiny seashell shaped sweets printed on the wallpaper are a good indicator of what lies within. The classic childhood treat is here elevated to a work of art in a variety of flavors. Delicately perfumed with crisp, buttery edges, the lemon glazed and salted caramel were particularly excellent. Madeleines were invented in Alsace where pastry chef Gilles Marchal hails from, and, while his are more expensive than most, they’re superlative within their category. It’s no surprise given that Marchal was the pastry chef for a number of years at Le Bristol, Plaza Athénée, and La Maison du Chocolat before striking out to open his own neighborhood bakery. The madeleines might be the stars of the show, but there are numerous other options including breakfast pastries, after school snacks, an ice cream cart in summer, and artfully presented tarts, such as a piquant lemon tart garnished with meringue cigarettes. There’s even occasionally a solid gluten-free option in the form of a “sacher cake” which resembles a chocolatey tiramisu. There’s no space to sit so plan on taking your pastries to-go and snacking on the steps of Sacre-Coeur.
— Catherine Down, September 2015
Here you’ll find all of our bakery and pastry listings, organized by arrondissement. Some of them do only pastry, some do only bread, but most do both. Click on the name for more information. 75001 Angelina Eric Kayser Hugo & Victor Jean-Paul Hévin Julien La Bague de Kenza Pierre Hermé 75002 Eric Kayser Gaetan Romp Régis Colin Stohrer 75003 Café Pouchkine Gerard Mulot Jacques Genin La Bague de Kenza Maison Plisson Meert Pain de Sucre Poilane Popelini Profiterole Chérie Tout… Read More »Our Guide to Bakeries & Pastry Shops
A stylish new pâtisserie and boulangerie from Benoît Castel serving sandwiches, salads, stuffed savory breads and more. The “bobo au rhum” is very aptly named for the neighborhood.
Since 1946, this bakery and traiteur has been offering Jewish and eastern European specialties, from cheesecake and strudel to pastrami, to a loyal clientele in the heart of the Marais.
Frédéric Pichard’s baguette placed in the top ten in the 2009 Grand Prix de la Baguette but we adore his buttery breakfast pastries most of all. Keep an eye out for his award-winning croissants and the assortment of flavored escargots (spiral shaped breakfast pastries).
Antonio Teixeira won first prize in the 2014 and 1998 Grand Prix de la Baguette. He’ll be keeping the Elysées Palace in bread all year long. His pastries have won multiple prizes, too.