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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” (42 reviews)
“sandwiches” (83 reviews)
“macaroons” (32 reviews)
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801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When I walked in, I was very excited to see offer on big screen monitor at entrance that offers coffee plus chocolate croissant for USD 2.99 (no rules or restrictions noted). When I tried to order this, they said this offer ended 20 minutes ago....More

Thank Andy J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can I say except that I've eaten at Paul several times in Paris and across many locations in France (they're often found in train stations and are a total lifesaver) and the DC experience was identical. The food--from the breakfast items to the sandwiches...More

Thank iddh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service at Paul's is efficient and pleasant. The coffee is excellent and a wide varieties of bread and pastries are available. Indoor seating is available. Tables are small, but sufficient.

Thank V V
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Delicious bakery items. My daughter and I had a Palmier and macaroons. Perfect. Tea and coffee made it a perfect mid afternoon snack.

Thank Kim38EdenPrairie
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

A French cafe style breakfast in DC was required, and Paul’s met the challenge. All kinds of fresh pastries and morning goodies made on site. They are excellent. The bonus is they are mostly available in small (mini) sizes as well. The quiche was excellent,...More

Thank jcwbesq
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I was visiting the wonderfully impressive (and probably under-appreciated) Navy Memorial (close to the "National Archives" building on Pennsylvania Avenue), around lunchtime on a good-weather day, and thought I might enjoy having a Coffee, sitting in such pleasant surroundings, so I headed for this fairly...More

Thank Gooner10_8
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Sándwiches are pretty good, the carrot cake is delicious and service is pretty good!! Price is not too bad for the area, definitely good value!

Thank monicacv55
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This place could be so much more than it is. They need to redesign the way they run the line. This place would get a 1/5 but the food was very good and bread tasted great. The food I had was a premade sandwich and...More

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Paul Bakery is part of an international chain with a Euro flare. Near the Navy Memorial and the National Archive, it serves up consistently good sandwiches, pastries, and coffee. Indoor and outdoor seating makes it a pleasant place whatever the weather.

Thank NikaJunie
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Glad to see the nice French bistro Paul in Washington. The service was quick and the decor felt like being in France for just a couple minutes. We had a nice chicken baguette with avocado. Pricing was okay.

Thank RJBol
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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
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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