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Paillard

1097, rue Saint-Jean, Vieux-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
418-692-1221
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Ranked #13 of 1,174 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Paillard - Le Café-Boulangerie in the heart of old Quebec City. Fresh baked breads, viennoiseries, pastries, special coffees, soups, salads, gourmet sandwiches, gelato in the summer, also known for our macarons.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Went there for a late brunch and everything was impressively good. We had some pains aux chocolat, a few cakes and a cappuccino. One thing I don't like in Canada is the americanised French food, as in it looks like a nice French cake but with way too much sugar and stays on your stomach for the whole day. This... More

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dianej
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

While spending a few days in Quebec City, we enjoyed two wonderful mornings having breakfast at Paillard. Each day I chose the "Combo Matin" (morning combo) which was an egg with bacon or ham , cheese, and hollandaise sauce on an enormous and most delicious croissant, with fruit salad and coffee, while my husband chose one of their many scrumptious... More

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Philadephia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is a nice cafe/bakery/deli with good takeout service. I ordered a smoked meat sandwich and a cup of broccoli cheese soup and enjoyed every bite!

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This lunch spot/bakery is always jammed, but worth it. Go for a fresh loaf of sourdough bread with raisins and some soup and salad. You won't regret it.

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sacramento
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is a very old French establishment that locals as well as tourists enjoy. Breakfast, lunch or informal dinner and the price is right! Do no be frightened by the line at breakfast. It will move. They make all their baked goodies. Very causual. Long tables as well as small tables. Just a place to be. We came for breakfast... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It is a nice place if you are looking for a coffee and some desert. But if you are looking for lunch, I would to recommend to avoid this place. They advertise their sandwiches and salads (where the chicken costs extra and is just deli meat) with a relatively economical price ($8.00 to $10.00) but they put almost no meat... More

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Vancouver, B.C.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We actually ate here twice on our recent visit to Quebec City. There is so much to chose from and everything we tried was delicious (soups, sandwiches and pastries). I really enjoyed the communal seating which added to the real European feel of the restaurant. I thought the service was quick and efficient, despite being very busy. I would highly... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The best breakfast and bakery items in Quebec. Croissant sandwiches are made on a huge, double sized croissant with fresh egg, cheese and a choice of meat. Macrons are devine and packaged oh so pretty upon request. A baguette for our picnic and our day was complete. Don't let the long line scare you away, The friendly staff keep the... More

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Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

My teenage son and I were visiting Quebec City for a few days and discovered Paillard!!! Loved it!! Had every breakfast and lunch here for 3 days. Croissants and coffee are to die for. The hardest part is choosing what pastry to have. For lunch I discovered a grilled veggie sandwich which was also very good. It does take a... More

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Oakville, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Well worth the long line up! The pastries are delicious and the latte was one of the best I have ever had. Try the chocolate twist pastry - a real hit with the kids and very delicious. Croissants are fantastic too with some great local jam.

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