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Beloved Parisian Bakery

I'm besotted with their bread. I lived upstairs for two weeks and could not resist almost daily... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna H
Take and go

Supposed to be the epitome of sourdough in Paris. Here they sell the loaf by slices or weight... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Considered by many to be Paris's best bakery.
8 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 42 59
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm besotted with their bread. I lived upstairs for two weeks and could not resist almost daily visits. Fortunately, I had to climb 36 steps to retrieve my goodies. Many restaurants in the 6th arrondissement highlight on their menus that they use Poilane bread, it's...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Donna H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Supposed to be the epitome of sourdough in Paris. Here they sell the loaf by slices or weight. Attitude of staff is as haughty as you expect. No time for you to linger in the shop to browse. Be sure of what you want and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

I love this place, grab a baquette and a bottle of wine somewhere and some cheese and go to Luxenbourgh Gardens and just sit and enjoy the people and the Bread is out of this world.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Parislvr
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Paris has no shortage of bakeries of all sorts, from plain breads to fine pastries but Poilane stands above them all (or at least at the top of a short list). Its breads are the perfect combination of chewy and crisp and one almost feels...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sandy A
Reviewed 23 September 2018

local secret in Saint germain. Must try their bread and apply baked goods. The sales associates were very helpful in selecting what to get for gifts as well

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank the-vin-roh
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I have stopped by Poilane at least once during most of my regular trips to Paris, hoping that I will eventually buy a bread, tart or some baked goodie that holds a wow factor. That hasn't happened yet. Everything I've tried is certainly OK but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

This place had rave reviews and was billed as one of the best bakeries in a place known for bakeries. Several desserts had fruit flies buzzing around them, which possibly coloured my view of the place. The coffee was ok but considering the reviews, it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ayelakhan
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Perfect Apple Tart, flaky and yummy even on the next day. Plain croissant is also good, although I had better ones from small boulangerie around 1st Arrondissement. Overall, this is a known bakery and decent place...we’ll be back!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MeadowsValleyForge
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Of course their bread is wonderful, but their punitions (butter cookies) show just how thoughtful they are of their customers: they come in a range from dark to light depending on how long they've been baked. Like them dark and well baked? Voila ! Like...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ao2nk
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Came here thanks to TA’s reviews. Had a coffee and a sourdough with chocolate. As I was alone, this was too much! Should have ordered something else. The waiter was actually rather brash and I didn’t feel welcome. When I went to the bakery I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Eugene S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, all fresh bread is still there at the afternoon. The only things that are hard to buy in late afternoon are croissants and other sweet pastries.