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801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
+1 202-525-4500
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“baguette” (47 reviews)
“sandwiches” (89 reviews)
“macaroons” (35 reviews)
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6:00 am - 7:00 pm Hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great little bakery hidden away in the busy Washington DC. Paul’s offers a great variety of rustic fresh sandwiches as well as some nice cookies and pastries.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DutchTraveller94
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very nice place to enjoy real good food and coffee. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The bread and pastries absolute very fresh. If you want eggs etc. they prepare is in a very good way. Prices are ok.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Matthijs K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on a cold windy day after a long morning of walking around the mall area. Good black coffee which is saying something since I'm pretty picky. We got a croissant and a few of the small pastries which were all heavenly. Comfortable...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank megklee30
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jason_B_604
Reviewed 4 weeks 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...

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mis4
Reviewed 2 November 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 894robertj
Reviewed 27 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NorfolkBoy73
Reviewed 27 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CaymanGreg
Reviewed 21 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank luckylyn5
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mark H
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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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