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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Apex, North Carolina
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

First off this a chain in Quebec that does all kinds of breads, croissants and more. Delicious breakfast sandwiches and excellent coffee. Love the large community tables and free wifi. Also a great spot for an evening indulgence of dessert or a gelato.

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We picked up some fresh sourdough bread and pastry with cheese and olives to go with a cheese and fruit plate at our hotel. It was absolutely delicious! Quick service, clean; for breakfast, lunch, snack. I wish we had one where I live!

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Monroe, Connecticut
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

When we asked where to get a good Petit Dejuner at our hotel, the staff was quick to recommend Paillard. Inexpensive, bright and cheery space, affable and attentive staff - and GREAT croissants! Simple and complete menu of fresh and baked-on-premises pastries, sandwiches, salads , etc., etc.,etc. Great for families on a budget.

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Been here on several occasions over the years. The food is excellent and it boasts some of the best macaroons and coffees I have had around the world. Their croissants are excellent as well. Up to par with places in France in Italy in terms of quality and taste. However, the poorly designed lines for ordering & paying ruin the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review! Since our Saint-Jean location benefits from the charm of an ancestral building, certain compromises had to be done with the configuration of our counters and line-ups in order to preserve its architectural and historical integrity. Celebrating our 10th anniversary this year, we are still deploying every effort in order to offer a fast... More 

Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The best place in Quebec City to have a quick breakfast, an nice croissant, a freshy baked pain au chocolat, a hot coffee!

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for soup and sandwich. It is very clean and has tables for large groups for just for yourself to sit and relax.

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Within walking distance to the Chateau. I wish this was a longer trip. We will return for gelato also. Baked goods excellent.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Paillard is a superb French bakery with top-notch breads and pastries; a cafe with Parisian-level coffee try the cafe au lait in a bowl!); excellent soups, salads, and sandwiches; and their own gelato bar. It is great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack during the day. The line moves fast and the food comes out fast, too.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! Our team is dedicated to bringing to life the exceptional art of food and ambiance for each and every guest, and we are delighted to know that you enjoyed our handmade products! We hope to see you again very soon. :) More 

Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

A great place any time of day! Larger than many cafes, so our party of five didn't have trouble finding seating during most of our visits.

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Southampton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Our first day in Quebec we were setting out to find lunch. We were looking for something light and the hotel recommended Paillard’s. We were not disappointed. It was very tempting to forgo the deli section and head straight for the desserts. This restaurant was quite busy but it did not take long to have our order filled. This is... 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, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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