The best French bakeries in Paris
When it comes to pastries, Paris has so much on offer that it can be somewhat overwhelming. Read our simple guide on where to find an excellently executed croissant, a perfect puff pastry or fresh-out-of-the oven cookies. More than simple bakeries, these Parisian hotspots present bread and pastries in a new light.
Le Petit Grain
Among the best bakeries in Paris in 2019 is Le Petit Grain, led by Edward Delling-Williams, the chef at the helm of restaurant Le Grand Bain, awakens the Belleville neighborhood. In the window, a half whole meal multi-grain bread almost overshadows the pastries, with its influences from far afield. The Kouign-amann, a specialty from Brittany revamped with sesame seeds, the ricotta and clementine donuts and the almond crumble croissants are just a few of the must-try sweet treats on offer here.
7 Rue Denoyez, 75020 Paris
Led by the Fragments team, the bakery Circus Bakery recently opened in the heart of the Latin Quarter in Paris. Already famous for its gourmet cinnamon rolls, it also offers a wide variety of bread (spelt, rye) as well as delicious tartes aux pommes.
63, rue Galande, 75005 Paris
Renowned for its cinnamon turnovers, its flan, and its incomparable butter croissants, Pain Pain is one of the famous and loved bakeries of Paris. The location surfs on the interior trends of the moment with its graphic wallpaper and marble tables, ideal for a quick lunch on the go.
88 Rue des Martyrs, 75018 Paris
Des Gâteaux et du Pain
At the helm of one of the best bakeries in Paris is Claire Damon, the rising star of the Parisian pastry scene. At Des Gâteaux et du Pain, she produces turnovers in all their various forms (apple, lemon or blackcurrant and violet). The slightly caramelized dough is mouthwatering. If you’re in the mood for something savory, the olive focaccia will transport you all the way to Italy.
63, boulevard Pasteur, 75015 Paris
At the lead of Mamiche, the coolest bakery in Paris, stands the brilliant duet formed by Victoria Effantin and Cécile Khayat. In the window display, everything is tantalizing: the grilled muesli-brie grilled sandwich, the well-raised country loaves, the orange blossom brioche, the palmito from our childhood or the still warm cookies.
45 Rue Condorcet, 75009 Paris