We chose this place for a light morning meal after coming from a transatlantic flight that arrived in Paris at 7 AM. We were looking for a place where you could actually sit down with morning pastries and coffee, since it was winter and we wanted to be inside. In the past we had gone to Paul's for this, but we wanted to take it up a notch!
Here's my summary:
Pros: Poilane bread is wonderful and is served here with jam and butter. The croissants (plain and chocolate) were also fantastic. One other plus: the cafe creme was served in a large bowl so it was equivalent to about 2 cups of coffee, a nice thing since you don't ever get free refills in Paris.
Cons: Pricey (well, what isn't in Paris?). Service was a little slow and staff not particularly friendly. Also, the menu for "breakfast" is very limited since Poilane does not make every patisserie (example: no pain au raisin).
I'm sure this place would be great for lunch. It's very small, however, so I don't know how crowded it gets.
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