Stohrer is the oldest pastry shop in Paris, and the birthplace of the Baba au Rhum.
Address: 51 rue Montorgueil, 75002
Nearest transport: Étienne Marcel (4)
Hours: Open every day 7:30am-8:30pm
Telephone: 01 42 33 38 20
Reviews of interest
David Lebovitz (2016) “In spite of their fancy pastries and decor, they are still a neighborhood bakery, selling baguettes, cakes, chocolates, and even meals, to the constant stream of regulars and visitors who come into this historic pastry shop seven days a week.”
France Today (2014) “Today the shop is part national treasure, part tourist destination, it has diversified into traiteur and event catering but it remains, essentially, a delightful pâtisserie.”
David Lebovitz (2010) “… take refuge in Stohrer, the oldest pastry shop in Paris… do check out the ceiling, which is magnificent. Founder Nicholas Stohrer invented the Baba au Rhum, and the version here is still one of the best.”
Camille Malmquist (2008) “In all, it’s pretty clear that Stohrer is operating on a level above the majority of pastry shops in Paris. From the crust of the tart to the chocolate garnish, no detail is overlooked. True, it’s a little pricier than most pastry shops, but the quality of the product and the care that goes into it make a trip to Stohrer well worth it.”
Chrisoscope (2007) ” Cornet classique (pas gaufré, pas très bon), glace au yaourt OK, j’ai bien aimé, à part que la texture n’est pas partout homogène, glace au chocolat pas assez froide, et au goût un peu faiblard.”
I recommend that everyone go here once in a lifetime to see the gorgeous interior. However, that said, forget the pastries and the service. I got up early one morning in order to trek to Stohrer for a fresh out-of-the oven croissant experience. I was there by 7. I was so excited! The fact that it is really hard to find good croissants anymore added to my anticipation. The surly person behind the counter served me what I am sure was a day old croissant. It was so awful I threw it in the nearest poubelle.