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Of course their bread is wonderful, but their punitions (butter cookies) show just how thoughtful... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Nong Khai Province, Thailand
We make it a pilgrimage...

A 3rd generation bakery doing sourdough right! We make a pilgrimage of sorts to this tiny shop... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Mount Pearl, Canada
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Considered by many to be Paris's best bakery.
8 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 42 59
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Of course their bread is wonderful, but their punitions (butter cookies) show just how thoughtful they are of their customers: they come in a range from dark to light depending on how long they've been baked. Like them dark and well baked? Voila ! Like...More

Thank ao2nk
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Came here thanks to TA’s reviews. Had a coffee and a sourdough with chocolate. As I was alone, this was too much! Should have ordered something else. The waiter was actually rather brash and I didn’t feel welcome. When I went to the bakery I...More

Thank tripchoya
Reviewed 3 June 2018

A 3rd generation bakery doing sourdough right! We make a pilgrimage of sorts to this tiny shop every time we visit Paris for the Rye Raisin buns & Sourdough. The taste is amazing and different than anything I have tasted elsewhere. And consistent, same taste...More

Thank The_Rock_50
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We were told to go to Poilane by the owner of a Colorado French Bakery and Patisserie. He worked in Paris for several years and I believe he worked at Poilane some time ago. It is not a very big place on a quiet street...More

1  Thank Cody L
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Poilâne Bakery - arguably the best bakery in Paris for classic loaves bread (not baguette), croissants and apple tarts. We are thankful to @annmahnet and Jeffrey Steingarten and their books for the discovery of this amazing place, located literally minutes away from our home -...More

Thank Eugene S
Reviewed 10 March 2018

The very first location of Poilâne, this historic shop opened in 1923 with traditional country breads, and those have been the signature ever since. As of 2012, Poilâne was producing about 3 percent of all the bread sold in Paris; the company's miche bread, a...More

3  Thank Orlando P
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Try to arrive mid-afternoon when the apple turnovers are fresh out of the oven. All the regular gorgeous Poilâne sourdough breads, too.

Thank LydiaGlobal
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Love this quaint Parisian bakery where their small storefront allows a buzz with eager shoppers in for their "Poilane Fix". Ours is the Rye Raisin Buns... nothing compares. Thanks to Martha Stewart for letting us on to this shop all those years ago. Highly recommend.

Thank The_Rock_50
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Poilane makes a legendary sourdough bread. While its Poilâne's sourdough is good, I would prefer a baguette any day. What I love about Poilane are its punitions (butter cookies), which are available from light to dark baking. The dark ones are excellent.

Thank Amit_and_Alex
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I followed google maps to get here and was looking forward to a hot croissant and coffee. The coffee was delicious but the croissant I didn't enjoy whatsoever. I took it with me and didn't finish it. There are definitely hit and miss croissant places...More

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In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic
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ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants.
Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine
art school and small museums hide in unassuming
squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the
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