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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%
Travellers talk about
“baguette” (46 reviews)
“sandwiches” (85 reviews)
“macaroons” (33 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00 Hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
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Reviewed today via mobile

The food quality was disappointing. Normally my favorite lunch stop while in DC but not this time. The taste was bad just not yummy like our last visit. The tomato soup was good.

Thank Alisa D
Reviewed 4 days ago

I exited the Metro Center Station in Downtown on my way to the National Archives after purchasing a SmarTrip ticket. Choosing a random street leading in the direction of the Washington Mall, I happened upon the eatery, Paul, located at 555 13th St NW. There...More

Thank DurfeeXC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ducked in this place by accident just to get out of the rain - turns out the baked goods are amazing. You cannot miss these Macaroons.

Thank Don O
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

A friend suggested this place to eat breakfast, but then he didn’t order food... Anyway, my quiche was OK, but small, somewhat burnt crust and double what I would expect to pay. The milk in the cafe au lait tasted burned. I guess I wasn’t...More

Thank Catriona R
Reviewed 9 April 2018

I go here every year with some students and we love it! The service is excellent and everything I've tried is very, very good!

Thank Teresa E
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Paul was suggested to us after our Segway tour on a chilly day. Pastries were scrumptious and the hot beverages hot the spit. We did a lot of tasting this weekend but we all agree that Paul was the treat of the weekend!

Thank mkrdvm
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Nice friendly spot to stop for a coffee or quick sandwitch...quickly served... very good coffee and delicious croissants. All the sandwitchs are mouth watering ..

Thank Fiumes61
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Washington DC has a bakery on almost every corner but Paul seems like the most authentically French. I know this is considered heresy, especially in France, but I love the food, the coffee is great, and the patisserie c’est parfaitement française. Based on the endless...More

Thank groupwww
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Our party of eight stopped in here to get an afternoon snack after walking through all of the monuments in the morning. We got the lemon meringue tart, apple almond tart, blueberry tart, chocolate ganache cake, and more and we loved everything. We would definitely...More

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Great coffee / pastry bar with yummy European style sandwiches for lunch. Limited seating indoors, but when nice outside has a great outdoor seating area.

Thank DKPil
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
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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