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801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
+1 202-525-4500
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  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“baguette” (47 reviews)
“sandwiches” (89 reviews)
“macaroons” (34 reviews)
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French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
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Reviewed 6 days ago

1 day jaunt around the capital and visiting all the sights and sounds, mid afternoon come across this gem of a place. Perfect location with friendly staff and excellent food to just unwind for a half hour prior to getting going again. The caramel tartlet...More

Thank Jason_B_604
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Busy and seating was tight but the latte and croissant were delicious. A very popular venue in dc! Highly recommend bc it’s close to lots of museums...

Thank Mis4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our favorite cafe in DC. Great beverages, pastries - breakfast and goodies, lunch items. We discovered this last December and go back every time we are in DC

Thank 894robertj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a quick coffee and was disappointed. Gave order which, when repeated, was wrong so had to reorder to get it right - eventually they managed to get it sorted and I paid. Went to collect coffee and saw mini bites and asked...More

Thank NorfolkBoy73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for a coffee and the place seemed to be a little out of control. Line was long which is fine, then we ordered which we had to request three times as the repeat back was wrong consistently. We then went to the end...More

Thank CaymanGreg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We first visited Paul while in Paris a few years ago. While I wouldn’t recommend Paul if you are in Paris (not that it is bad, but there are so many wonderful independent boulangeries / patisseries in Paris that I wouldn’t go to a chain...More

Thank luckylyn5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute French themed bakery with good sandwiches. Although premade, my tuna on baguette tasted fresh. You order at counter, which features a number of sandwiches and pastries and carry to a table on a real plate. Nice ambience and great spot for a quick lunch.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We enjoyed the lunch special of salad, sandwich, and drink combo for $10. It's a good price because DC tends to be so expensive and you can spend a lot more than $10 for lunch. The sandwich was very good; the bread is outstanding! I...More

Thank speedymoose
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We stopped in for a quick breakfast on a recent trip to Georgetown and were impressed with both the service and the quality of the food. In fact the breakfast sandwich was one of the best I have ever had.

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We stopped in to Paul because the pastry looked so good. We liked it so much we came back every morning for the next 3 days! We enjoyed their almond crossaints - coated with lots of toasted almonds and a little powdered sugar. The coffee...More

Thank JimSTL1021
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The phone number posted here is incorrect. It should read 202-524-4655. The Sunday hours are 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-525-4500
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