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1097, rue Saint-Jean, Vieux-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S3, Canada
+1 418-692-1221
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Most excellent croissants. I tried both savoury and sweet along with a cafe latte. A lovely way to take a morning break while wandering the streets of Old Quebec.

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Thank AmethystCam
Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Paillard is a good spot for a quick snack or breakfast!! Reasonable prices and good food. I order the matin breakfast and it was delicious! The croissant was crunchy and ok point! Staff is very good and it has free wifi!!! Very practical choice .

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Thank jacquelux
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried their famous chocolate croissants. Did not disappoint! All the other baked goods looked incredible! The place was totally packed when we arrived, but there was planting of seating room. Very friendly staff! Recommend!

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Thank Andrea T
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice market setting. Good pastries. Great place to sit down and take a break or to grab lunch. Fresh soup & salads in cafeteria style.

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Thank Deborah S
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stayed in Quebec City over the may long weekend for three nights at a hotel just up the street from here. We ended up eating breakfast here two out of our three mornings as we loved the fresh baked goods. It was definitely a busy and bustling place but we could always find a spot to... More 

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Thank Cam B
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything was excellent, from salads and sandwiches to pastries, bread and macarons, and a friendly, bi-lingual staff.

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Thank Jolynn565
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The first time we went was for lunch- the fast and effective service was matched with delicious and fresh food. I had gone with a large group of people and everyone was satisfied with their sandwiches, salads and soups (one person even claimed that it was the best mushroom soup they had ever had!). Their bread is baked in house... More 

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Thank JoannaMcKay
Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We popped in one night looking for a quick dessert after dinner. We enjoyed some Macaroons and a custard filled cake. The food was good but the atmosphere was lacking. It felt kind of like a grammar school cafeteria and less like a top rated destination.

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Thank Gunde-Oskar
Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth dropping in for a great espresso and fresh beautiful pastries. Lots of seating available however it's a very popular place, so be prepared to take your pastries to go !

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Thank atrb22
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this bakery because it is mentioned frequently in Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache novel, "Bury Your Dead." I expected some small, very old-school French bakery, so I was surprised to find myself in a rather large, white-painted, Panera-style café. So much for quaint atmosphere. The food, however, is excellent, and the bread is very good, too. I wish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 7
Cuisine
French, Cafe, European, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1097, rue Saint-Jean, Vieux-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-692-1221
Description
Paillard - Le Café-Boulangerie in the heart of old Quebec City. Fresh baked breads, viennoiseries, pastries, special coffees, soups, salads, gourmet sandwiches, gelato in the summer, also known for our macarons.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?