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1097, rue Saint-Jean, Vieux-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S3, Canada
14186921221
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: Paillard - Le Café-Boulangerie in the heart of old Quebec City. Fresh baked...
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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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Coffee, Soup, Sandwiches, and Bread

We ate at Palliard a handful of times during our stay. Loved the experience. The Soup, Sandwiches, Ice Cream, and Coffee were all delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Joe P
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate at Palliard a handful of times during our stay. Loved the experience. The Soup, Sandwiches, Ice Cream, and Coffee were all delicious.

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Asheville, NC
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'd go back to Old Quebec again just to eat at this place again. It's a casual, affordable cafeteria style place with delicious, affordable breakfast combos. Simple but delicious. Good for large groups.

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Thank Karen128765
Quebec, Canada
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love to walk on St John Street and stop there for a nice break or lunch. The atmosphere is relax, sometimes an accordeonist and singer is there. The food is good and not too much expensive. You can eat on large table and exchange with others or on small tableif you want to be alone!

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Thank Edithe P
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was so good we went back three times in one weekend. The accordion player made te entire experience amazing! I would eat there every day if I lived in Quebec!

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Thank Sarah C
Bracebridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has the most delicious pastries. From croissants to flaky pastries to macaroons to eclaires and other great baked goods. This was a great find and a perfect spot to enjoy a light snack and coffee.

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Thank Kristiina B
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This very large, old town bakery is entirely unique. In any other town, it would be odd to suggest I nice dinner with a glass of vino at a bakery?? Yes, this bakery is licenced. The bread quality is superb. And they have great soups and sandwiches. Ok, you will likely be seated with others on a long bench, but,... More 

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Thank Faizal B
Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had croissants and pastries for breakfast. So good and so fresh!! Yum!! The apple pastry was delicious and my husband had a chocolate croissant. Perfect, quick, breakfast.

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Champlin, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great pastries, breakfast, bread, desserts and coffee. Very large space with clean and comfortable atmosphere. We had desserts at night and enjoyed a quick breakfast sandwich in the morning!

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Thank 263DebH
Clinton, Tennessee
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good place to grab a sandwich or coffee or pastry. The atmosphere is large open long tables where you sit beside strangers. The business model is similar to Panera Bread in the US with lower quality seating arrangements. You order your food and stand and wait for your number to be called. The quality of the food... More 

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Thank mrhover
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Learn about the history and origin of this bakery. Pick up your lunch here and spend the day in the park!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1097, rue Saint-Jean, Vieux-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: 14186921221

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 7
  • Cuisine: French, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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