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Pain de Sucre

At this wild pâtisserie/boulangerie, you’ll find multicolored marshmallows, square-shaped tarts, and a baba that receives its dose of rum from a hypodermic needle.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 14 rue Rambuteau, 75003
Nearest transport: Rambuteau (11)
Hours: Thursday-Monday 10am-8pm; Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Telephone: 01 45 74 68 92

Reviews of interest

L’Express (2015) “La carte de leurs entremets étant régulièrement renouvelée, il est plaisant de pouvoir se laisser surprendre par des saveurs et goûts originaux. Il faut néanmoins ne pas rater le meilleur baba au rhum de Paris, la tarte au citron ou le velour noir au chocolat.”

Table à Découvert (2013) “Pain de Sucre est dorénavant divisé en deux parties : une boutique boulangerie/traiteur et une boutique pâtisserie/confiserie. Les créations salées font penser à de la pâtisserie délicate et créative mais version salée, comme cette incroyable tarte aux tomates cerise qui me fait baver devant la vitrine.”

Dorie Greenspan (2010) “…then along the rue Rambuteau, which means only one thing to me: Pain de Sucre, the matchbox-size patisserie with the lovely square tarts, luscious marshmallows and breads chockful of things like nuts and fruits and grain and seeds.”

Braden Perkins (2010) “Pastry chefs and Pierre Gagnaire alums Didier Mathray and Nathalie Robert have become the square tart and marshmallow mavens of the 3rd. Chocolate covered marshmallows on a stick and individual baba au rhums stabbed with a rum filled plastic syringe are both fantastic as are the mint macaroons.”

Chocolate & Zucchini (2008) “Rarely am I disappointed, but I do have to mention that one recent time when I bought an assortment from Pain de Sucre and got mostly weirdo flavors nobody in their right mind would want in their marshmallows — I’m talking chicory and whiskey, angelique, or saffron and chili pepper. I mean, really, I’m as open-minded as the next person, but what’s next…”

Chocolate & Zucchini (2005) “… a new and very promising pastry shop… They have a striking selection of creative tartlets and pastries and desserts in glasses, I have heard great things about their brioche, and they have the most tempting stuffed bread rolls that look like pains au chocolat, only savory.”

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