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1097, rue Saint-Jean, Vieux-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S3, Canada
+1 418-692-1221
07:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We loved it so much we returned the next day. Very reasonable price. staff was very helpful and friendly. I really like the man with the accordion. It felt like a Paris afternoon.

Thank Thérèse J. Ségu... C
Woodbridge, Virginia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The tour guide mentioned one could experience French lunch experience here, so when walking later, we came across it and went in and ordered lunch. We tried the dried meat sandwich, which is native to Quebec and really enjoyed it. Highly recommend for quick lunch, or coffee and dessert.

Thank 74Golfer
Yonkers, New York
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We came here every day on our vacation in Quebec City---every..damn...day. Why? Because- almond croissants. Pastries. Gelato. Macaron gelato. Great coffee. This place is a goldmine, as evidenced by the long lines come breakfast or lunch time. When we went- we went late afternoon and the waits weren't bad at all. Everything we had was good- we even brought stuff... More 

PaillardQC, Public Relations Manager at Paillard, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed our handmade delicacies. Every last one of them is homemade and infused with love, maybe that’s why they’re so good? ;) Thank you again for your kind words! We hope you come back and have some more fresh almond croissants soon! (Psst, have you also had... More 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Stopped in for coffee and walked out with baked goods, and macaroons. Everything was delicious and I wished I had time for another visit to try other things. If the line is long, no worries, they move pretty quickly. Great service.

1 Thank Meredith4077
Miller Place, New York
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605 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Was told by a tour guide that the croissants were the best in Canada. Taking his word at face value, I went in and bought a gelato, a croissant, and a few other items. My peach gelato had barely any taste and the croissant was good but not the best around

Thank danfriedmanmd
PaillardQC, Public Relations Manager at Paillard, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our peach sorbet. Although some of them are indeed more delicate in terms of taste, every flavor of our freshly made gelati and sorbets is handcrafted with real fruits in pure italian tradition, just as our flaky croissants are handmade every day with french "savoir-faire".... More 

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213 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Walking around the tourist area of Quebec City we found this place. Kind of fast food with a flair. Turns out that the food was really good with a good range on the menu, the cafeteria style service was fast and the prices were good. About 1/2 the price just a block away. Very fancy salads, good sandwiches, good coffee... More 

Thank Kikoenmexico
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

It's a cafeteria style place. Walk in and line up. Order your food and pay. They'll give you a receipt with a number on it like McDonalds. When they call out your number pick up your order and enjoy. The breads and pastries are fresh. The coffees are average - maybe I'm too picky. The prices are very reasonable compared... More 

Thank CanuckTraveler416
Spring Hill, Kansas
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72 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Great place for sandwiches, pastries and ice cream. Friendly staff and reasonable prices make this place a must visit.

1 Thank Leah B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was wonderful, very busy with a great flow of people. The bakery food was delicious, with special mentions to the croissant and pain au chocolat. And the hot chocolate which was great!

Thank Jacob R
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great spot for any meal of the day and quick take out. Ended up stopping in everyday for 5 days I was staying in Old Quebec. There's a long wait in the morning for pastries but it's worth it. They are highly addictive and all very delicious. Salad combo is great value, it comes with half sandwich of the day... More 

Thank Michelle Wonnie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 7
French, Cafe, European, Canadian, Soups, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
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
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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