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1097, rue Saint-Jean, Vieux-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
418-692-1221
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Paillard - Le Café-Boulangerie in the heart of old Quebec City. Fresh...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 473
    Excellent
  • 272
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for Breakfast

We ate at this restaurant for breakfast and they serve great breads. My favourite was the hot chocolate...WoW! A quaint place for a light breakfast!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Michelle J
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Ajax, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Ajax, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We ate at this restaurant for breakfast and they serve great breads. My favourite was the hot chocolate...WoW! A quaint place for a light breakfast!

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Ottawa
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309 reviews 309 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A delightful cafe style restaurant where you can buy all kinds of pastries and breads - along with sandwiches. The chocolatine was amazing - light and fluffy pastry. Could have stayed there all day eating away at the many goodies that were available. Definitely worth a stop as you stroll down Rue St-Jean.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had already had our meal, but definitely had saved the best for last- the terrific pastries we had here for dessert! Don't go here for the atmosphere, which is cafeteria- like....but go for the friendly employees who do speak English and the best pastries ever!

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Tyler, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

On my second visit to QC, about four years ago, I discovered Paillard and found out what a REAL croissant is supposed to be. I went about twice each day while I was there. So on my third visit, last week, I was a little nervous. Had I just imagined that their croissants were like a little piece of heaven?... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The croissants and pastry (le Jesuit) are fantastic. Prices are quite reasonable. Will never have a croissant in the us again after eating here. It is very informal. Popular with workers in the area as well. (not just tourists).

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Loved the pastries. Service was very nice and fluently bilingual. Café au lait and the rest of the food was good and well-priced. Perfect spot to stop for lunch or a snack

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Luxembourg District, Luxembourg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were recommended to visit this restaurant for breakfast. We were not disappointed as we tasted some of the best croissants we have ever tasted. An excellent experience, well worth a visit!

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Ottawa
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8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Paillards, in Old Quebec City, is a good find. The restaurant is cheery, with big long tables to accommodate large groups (or just be part of the communal atmosphere). The food is good, the prices are very good, the staff are nice. This is the place I will choose to go back to when visiting, so I can have a... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The pastries are completely authentic, great café au lait, the smoked meat sandwich was one of the best ever - watch out for the accordion player!

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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64 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Right on Rue St. Jean this place is very popular, very informal and has excellent short order meals, great bread and pastries. Often have to line up to get served but the wait is worth it. Good value for you dollar!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1097, rue Saint-Jean, Vieux-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: 418-692-1221

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?