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Eric Kayser

#24 of 222 Bakeries in Paris
#996 of 14,584 Places to Eat in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Quartier Latin
French, Sandwiches, European, Delicatessen, Hungarian
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8, rue Monge, 75005 Paris, France
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Takeout

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Very good croissants and coffee

All we had here was croissant and coffee and it was excellent. Much better than Paul, which we found to be dirty, although the food was decent. Also look for Paris Baguette which I like better than either, but cannot find on TA, although there are several in Paris

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Dale K
St. Petersburg, Florida
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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754 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would consider this a more budget type Paul's. There are no frills, just fresh, delicious food at nice prices.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All we had here was croissant and coffee and it was excellent. Much better than Paul, which we found to be dirty, although the food was decent. Also look for Paris Baguette which I like better than either, but cannot find on TA, although there are several in Paris

Thank Dale K
Madison, Wisconsin
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110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Eric Kayser is especially known for his breads, and they lived up to the hype. Top quality bread + high-quality sweet butter = heaven. The pastries are lovely to look at, but the results were hit or miss. Sometimes they are over-thought, such as the Paris-Brest, which has an inappropriate layer of chocolate praliné, which overpowers the delicate Paris-Brest with... More 

Thank hrsch
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I don't recall which location we went to but I just remember how good everything was. Their croissants are the best I have ever had. Very fresh and flaky. Back home in the U.S. the croissants taste like they have been sitting around for 2 weeks. I think I would fly back to Paris just for the croissants.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I had the good fortune to be in a hotel just around the corner from Eric Kayser. Every morning I bought a gluttonous sampling of breakfast pastries. We also tried some wonderful bread with cheese we purchased nearby. There are currently two shops just a few doors from each other. One looks newer and I assume the other will be... More 

Thank WendiJ287
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We were looking for something local in the neighborhood we stayed during our visit...To our amazement we discovered Eric Kayser!!! We visited daily during our 3 day stay!!! Everything we tried was amazing!!!Lemon tart was supreme...Did not see their rating by trip adviser until we had visited three times! Go there you won't be dissapointed

Thank Robert S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I loved the food here. Breads are made fresh daily and taste amazing. If you want a quick bite and do not want to sit at an overpriced café or bistro in Paris stop here. It is worth it. The restaurant services a nice variety of premade salads, sandwhiches, and pastas and also has a menu of items that can... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

One of the first things on our list of things to do in Paris! We had heard how amazing the pastries and bread were here so we had to stop by to see for ourselves. And we were not disappointed!

Thank Krista L
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Reliably good breads and pastries of the highest quality. Don't be deterred by the line. There is usually a line at this shop for their baguettes but the line moves very fast. I shop here at least once a week. Their Pain of Curcuma (turmeric+nut bread), Pain aux Noix (nuts bread), and pistachio financier are excellent.

Thank AshleySFCA
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The croissants at this place are amazing, simple as that! The service however..... terrible! Rude and arrogant! I even spoke in French.... @instabuilt

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8, rue Monge, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighborhood: Quartier Latin

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Sandwiches, European, Delicatessen, Hungarian

Restaurant Characteristics

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


Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

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Staying in Quartier Latin

Neighborhood Profile
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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