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Paul

801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
+1 202-525-4500
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baguette” (46 reviews)
“sandwiches” (85 reviews)
“macaroons” (33 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 am - 7:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
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1 - 10 of 435 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend suggested this place to eat breakfast, but then he didn’t order food... Anyway, my quiche was OK, but small, somewhat burnt crust and double what I would expect to pay. The milk in the cafe au lait tasted burned. I guess I wasn’t...More

Thank Catriona R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I go here every year with some students and we love it! The service is excellent and everything I've tried is very, very good!

Thank Teresa E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paul was suggested to us after our Segway tour on a chilly day. Pastries were scrumptious and the hot beverages hot the spit. We did a lot of tasting this weekend but we all agree that Paul was the treat of the weekend!

Thank mkrdvm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice friendly spot to stop for a coffee or quick sandwitch...quickly served... very good coffee and delicious croissants. All the sandwitchs are mouth watering ..

Thank Fiumes61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Washington DC has a bakery on almost every corner but Paul seems like the most authentically French. I know this is considered heresy, especially in France, but I love the food, the coffee is great, and the patisserie c’est parfaitement française. Based on the endless...More

Thank groupwww
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of eight stopped in here to get an afternoon snack after walking through all of the monuments in the morning. We got the lemon meringue tart, apple almond tart, blueberry tart, chocolate ganache cake, and more and we loved everything. We would definitely...More

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great coffee / pastry bar with yummy European style sandwiches for lunch. Limited seating indoors, but when nice outside has a great outdoor seating area.

Thank DKPil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a baguette lunch. Lovely tasty bread and fillings. Only one slight downer was the price. Expensive at $20+ for 2 small/medium rolls with drinks for a quick lunch but it is Washington.

Thank Garden3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a breakfast baguette and a mini pain au chocolate with a cafe au lait. Everything was awesome! Highly recommend.

Thank MJ1266
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful surprise it was to find a Paris favorite in DC... Paul! There are many tempting treats on display and it is difficult to select just one. Chocolate croissants are my personal favorite. The queue can be long but it moves very quickly....More

Thank 5eaAirLand
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Sabri N
5 February 2017|
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Response from Julian C | Reviewed this property |
Just tables
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Vickie S
8 August 2015|
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Response from Elizabeth P | Reviewed this property |
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
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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