The best viennoiserie ever!

If I was pushed to say where the best breakfast in the world can be found then I think I’d go for Paris. I made a trip over there last weekend, trying to eat as many croissants and pain au chocolat as possible. To be honest I was so busy eating that I didn’t take the best pictures.

A couple of places that I went to that are definitely worth a trip are:

Boulangerie Utopie, 20 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris

I found this through a quick google search of bakeries near the hotel we were staying. The pain au chocolat was amazing. So crisp, flaky and buttery.



Du Pain et des Idées, 34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris

There was bit of a queue outside of this bakery with mostly tourists but don’t let this put you off! They have some unusual flavours for well-known favourites, such as banana pain au chocolat. They also have a number of different escargot (snail) shaped bakes that were delicious. The rum and raisin was so good! A must try.


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Escargot rhum raisin…mmmm

Aux Merveilleux de Fred, 12 Place d’Aligre, 75012 Paris, France

This patisserie has quite a few locations around the world. They are actually also in London. I didn’t technically have viennoiserie here but I wanted to include it as I had a good photo! The speciality of this shop is the merveilleux, a cake that originates from Belgium. It is very light, made from cream and meringue with different dustings on the outside depending on the flavour. It was nice but a little too sweet for me.



Last one left…praline flavour

La Pâtisserie Cyril Lignac, 24 Rue Paul Bert, 75011 Paris, France

Our friend made us a beautiful breakfast including viennoiserie from this bakery.  I had never had a cake from Brittany called Kouign-amann (pronounced queen-ah-mahn), but it is delicious and very rich. The apple turnover is apparently award winning.


What a great weekend! It was made even better because I got engaged! What a special few days. I didn’t want to come back to reality. Right I do need to find a job…….


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