Rose Bakery cafe in Paris |

Rose Bakery

This is no longer included among the favorite 350 addresses that make up Our Guide to Paris Restaurants. We’ve maintained this page so that you can refer to the practical information and other reviews of interest. Feel free to share your own opinion in the comments.

Practical information

Address: 46 rue des Martyrs, 75009
Nearest transport: Notre Dame de Lorette (12)
Hours: Lunch, Tuesday-Sunday; closed Monday
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 42 82 12 80
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: lunch only
Style of cuisine: Health Food

Additional locations

Address: 24 rue de Sèvres, 75007 (inside Le Bon Marché department store)
Nearest transport: Sèvres-Babylone (10, 12)

Address: 10 boulevard de la Bastille, 75012
Nearest transport: Quai de la Rapée (5)
Telephone: 01 46 28 21 14

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “Too-good-to-be-true puddings: carrot cake, sticky toffee pudding and, in winter, a chocolate-chestnut tart. The DIY salad plate is crunchily satisfying, but the thin-crusted pizzettes, daily soups and occasional risottos are equally good choices. Don’t expect much beyond scones in the morning except at weekends, when brunch is served to a packed-out house.”

Le Figaro (2011) “Tartes salées et salades, soupe du jour, saumon fumé bio œufs brouillés, crumble, scones, pancakes… Implacablement bons, comme d’hab’.”

Dorie Greenspan (2011) “Rose is homey and unfussy.  There’s a long display counter lined with the sparkling fresh ingredients that go into the salads and savory dishes, and in the morning there’s a steady bustle of cooks getting ready for the lunch crowd.  It’s a friendly place with friendly food. I especially liked her individual carrot cake…”

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “On s’attend à quelque chose de savoureux et de sensible, au lieu de quoi une serveuse qui ne sait même pas le nom des patrons….vous assure que le service est terminé, que la maison est au repos, alors que deux dames finissent leurs thés, que les cakes dans les vitrines font envie.”

François Simon (2009) “Une superbe salade pétant de santé et de bonté avec tout ce que la terra porte de bon en ce moment. Jolis légumes sains et assaisonnés comme il faut…”

Chocolate & Zucchini (2003) “On the sweet side, they make truly excellent baked goodies: scones, shortbread, cookies, brownies, cheesecake, carrot cake, date cake, fruitcake, lemon cake, and a flourless orange cake I just had to try and emulate.”

9 Replies to “Rose Bakery”

  1. Only for stupid modern day hipsters. For people who like to sit down in a dirty, noisy, harsh environment, people who love to be treated like garbage by the waiters and get ripped off by sky high prices.
    People with a low self esteem who love torture – this is the place for you! Knock yourself out.

  2. First me and my wife thought it was a horrible place. Dirty, noisy, boxes of unwashed vegetables around the place, flies over the counter with salads, unfriendly stuff members. But everything changed after a sweet french gay couple sitting nearby told us that RB had a “pay your price” system. It means that you name what you think you have to pay for at the counter. So the cold omlette, disgusting coffee and the orange juice that arrived 20 minutes after lunch were not mentioned on the bill. And of course zero tips. I think it’s a great system to improve the quality of service for any company. We should do the same here in Danmark.

  3. Dear Rose Bakery, I am from Shanghai, China. Just finished my trip to Paris. I love this city so much. But When I visited Rose Bakery, I know I will miss this city for sure. Shanghai grows a more and more international city around the world. More and more foreigners choose to live and work here, I m thinking for their better life in Shanghai ,best meal can hold them .However less choices make them feel at hometown. So I really wanna import Rose Bakery to shanghai, though I dont know how I can reach them . If I can find a way to get it here, I will appreciate it!!
    Thanks a lot. Hope to see you soon , PARIS!!!!

  4. What a rip-off. I’ve lived in Paris for ten years and taken a few little quiches etc from the Rose Baker y from time to time and today I thought I’d take a little salad. What a mistake! Cut to me almost in tears in the street with my tiny bag with the tiniest salad inside it after paying 22.50. I was so in shock couldn’t even express it to the eye-rolling huffy young wench behind the counter. Talk about daylight robbery. Talk about cynicism. It makes me furious. Yes, the food is good (if you can digest it with the sour taste you have in your mouth)- but for that price you can go around to the delightful Buvette and have a gorgeous sit-down lunch with wine and coffee! Or treat everyone you know to a filling up at the most delectable Pizza di Loretta. Grrr… To be avoided like the plague.

  5. I agree that the servers can be on the not so friendly side, I guess if the place you’re working in is that cool, popular and successful, you don’t have to make much of an effort anymore. However, the food really is great and it’s always worth waiting in the queue. I really like that the food is well packaged if you wish to take away and that it is sustainable. Another favourite of mine.

  6. The place is packed, noisy and not very friendly but it makes a Kedgeree and a carrot cake to die for and offers marmite with toasts. Highly recommended.

  7. We were excited to see a latté on the coffee menu, but were very let down by the result. Otherwise delicious pastries, and a rather cool setting on the rue des Martyrs.

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