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Paillard

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French, Cafe, European, Canadian, Soups
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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 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Totally worth the visit. The food is excellent as long as you are not gluten free. Enjoyed the coffee. Family enjoyed the croissants.

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Dushore, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not discover this gem of a bakery for a few days after our arrival but we went there twice a day after finding it to sample their incredible baked goods and sandwiches! Wow! Staff was so very helpful and efficient despite long lines. Hated to leave the area and even took a sampling with us to eat on... More 

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Thank Connie B
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I came to Quebec City for our first wedding anniversary and were staying at the Chateau Frontenac in the heart of Old Quebec. We had passed Paillard while exploring when we arrived on our first afternoon and knew it’d be the perfect place to grab breakfast the next day. They had absolutely delicious pastries, and some truly... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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198 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited twice and very much enjoyed: Amandier croissant, with and without chocolate, baguette palliard, mushroom soup, Salmon sandwich, americano coffee English speakers need to suck it up and accept they might need to ask questions. Staff helpful. Two lines but they are uptight about cross over...

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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food: delicious (we had assortments of pastries) Service: excellent Pricing: very affordable Atmosphere: Casual breakfast; locals reading newspapers; etc Very clean place. Love seeing employees wearing hair nets. I don't see that much anymore. We enjoyed breakfast so much the first time we went back for a second breakfast.

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Australia
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good stopover for a hot/cold drink and sweet or savory food. I had a baguette and it was fresh, crunchy and ticked all my boxes. Service can be a bit slow but overall pretty good.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there a few times whilst on holiday in Quebec and enjoyed it every time- the food, staff are very polite and always seating area. It was worth it even though there were long queues.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my! This patisserie was my personal culinary highlight. Visually the place is an overwhelment for the eyes but that is just the beginning. Everything from the sourdough bread that they will slice for you upon order, to the crossiants, to the macaroons (don't miss the limon) were every bit as good as those I remember from my youth in... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Head to this well known spot in the upper town and try all the croissants you can get your hands on -- but be forewarned that they are highly addictive. I'm still dreaming about the apricot pastry I ate there... We never had to wait too long -- and no wait would be too long anyway Baguette au Levain was... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I come in here whenever i'm in Old Quebec. All of the pastries, whether savory or sweet are delicious. The is place has been a Quebec staple for years and i hope it will continue to be. Be prepared to queue as it is popular with both locals and tourists. It is so worth it however and the relatively cheap... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 8
Cuisine
French, Cafe, European, Canadian, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?