I was staying at The Frontenac and asked the bellman for a coffee recommendation. He tried sending me to the hotel Starbucks but I explained that I wanted something local instead. He sent me to a little cafe down the street- La Cafe Baude I believe it was called. I ordered a cappuccino and the man proceeded to set a cup down under a machine and hit a button which did the whole thing- it was basically like one of those "cappuccino" machines you find in gas stations. I was SO upset! I literally walked outside, took one sip, and then threw the whole thing away. I walked further down the street with the intention of finding illy- which I had passed a few days before- but they were close. I was on the point of giving up, but asked a lady in a shop, and she sent me to Paillard. I had read about their cronuts in a guide book so had been wanting to go there anyways- so this was just perfect that it was right down the street. Paillard is a big, well lit bakery with plenty of seating and one display case after another of beautiful pastries. I ordered a double espresso with whipped cream and it was everything I had hoped for- by far the best coffee drink I had in Quebec. We ended up going back for breakfast our last morning. My mom had an almond crescent that was a flaky and delicate and just to die for! LOVE this place! I sure wish I had something like it near me in Atlanta- I would go there ALL THE TIME!
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