We start every day (except Sunday when they are closed - darn it!!) with warm croissants and pain au chocolat. We eat them on the way back to our hotel and let all the buttery flakes fall on the streets of Paris. My favorite are the butter croissants. They are so flakey and crispy - and taste like real butter. There is nothing like them - especially when they are still warm from the oven.
We always buy their butter cookies called "punitions." They always have a basket of them on the counter and offer one to you when you purchase something. Take the sample and buy bags of them to take home. They are like potato chips - you cannot eat just one.
Of course, Poilane is known for their hearty, rustic bread. You can buy a whole loaf or any amount of a sliced loaf which they weigh and charge you accordingly. Their bread is delicious.
They have several locations in Paris, which have a staggered closing day of the week. They just opened their second location in London - lucky Londoners!!
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