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Le Pain Quotidien

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18-20 Rue des Archives, 75004 Paris, France
01-42-96-31-70
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 57
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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One of the rare places in Paris where you can find organic pain au chocolat! I have been going to this place for years on an off and particularly appreciate the recent changes. Especially with the service. Significant improvement!! Which was much needed. Manager and his team are wonderful.They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Clem N
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Paris, France
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Mexico City, Mexico
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116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very popular chain, like Starbucks, of French food: don't go! Better choose a more authentic Brasserie or Bistro, you are in Paris! The restaurant is super pretentious, the food tasted like it was freezed, very small portions and super expensive. You can have good French food in the same block for half of the price.

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Thank Jack F
Paris, France
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

One of the rare places in Paris where you can find organic pain au chocolat! I have been going to this place for years on an off and particularly appreciate the recent changes. Especially with the service. Significant improvement!! Which was much needed. Manager and his team are wonderful.They all deserve congratulations. It's like the original concept of Pain Quotidien... More 

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Thank Clem N
Tours, France
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

It's the perfect stp for a nice place to eat a healthy breakfast or brunch, lots of choices, and fresh ingredients. Vegetarian and gluten free ideas. Serves good coffee too.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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240 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten at Le Pain many different times in many different cities and I am usually so impressed by the healthy options and great quality of food. This time was simply meh. Should have gone to the bistro across the street. My husband ordered an open face sandwich and me a salad. Both looked thrown together with meager ingredients. Not... More 

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Thank Kwchilily
Herzeliya
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Breakfast looks promising. All organic. The menu promises interesting dishes that are not similar to the bistro menus or cafes nearby. But, pay attention ! Check the bill. We ate there three times. Every morning we received a different bill for the same order. Except that, everything is fine. it's a pity

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Attracted in by the lively atmosphere (i.e. it was busy) we chose this place for brunch on our final day in Paris. Not put off by everything described as "organic", we selected a range of platters and a bowl of soup each to start. The soup was OK! The Tuscan platter was described as Ardennes ham with Parmigiano and various... More 

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Thank adrianandkaren
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We had soup, bread, salad and sandwiches and everything was delicious! Everyone who worked in the restaurant was pleasant and spoke a good amount of English for us to understand what we were ordering. Price was very reasonable for what we ordered. Authentic french food.

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Thank Scott M
Helsinki, Finland
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I had Rasberry Granola and it was very good! Banana,coconut, rasberry... Place is nice, and also service was good. I would go again!

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Thank HelsinkiKooS
Bangkok
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142 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Excellent location for an excellent choice of tasty salads as well as some hot dishes, served with their bio bread by a smiling and professional either at the terrace or indoors for a reasonable price considering the size of the portions making it a must for the self conscious eater.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Open at 8am, this is a great spot for a healthy, hearty breakfast (omelettes, porridge and tartines). The five of us were the first in the door and our dancing waiter practised his winks, flounces and pouts on my daughters - and everyone else there! That is life in the Marais, and we were a quick walk onwards to Notre... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18-20 Rue des Archives, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: 01-42-96-31-70

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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