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Le Croquembouche

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Quebec City
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225 rue Saint-Joseph E, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3B1, Canada
1(418) 523-9009
Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Bavaria, Germany
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115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

before visiting Québec I did extensive research of the city's gastronomy, and I found this jewel and thought... MUST VISIT! so one day we just took a walk and headed there and... the pictures are real! an amazing exposition of a wiiide variety of cakes, pastries, and other delicacies!! I was AMAZED at the variety, you can get baking cream... More 

Thank XCM25
Charleston, West Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

If you are in search of a cafe with pastries or breads for every desire and taste, this is your place. When you first walk in, you will confront huge glass cases filled with fancy chocolates and even fancier desserts. As you move further in, you will find a rich selection of breads, pastries and even a few sandwiches made... More 

Thank Doren B
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We were here twice, breakfast and lunch. There are a few others on the same street, breads/croissants/dessert/coffee, this one has be most variety. Not the best coffee but enormous selection of desserts and breads. Reasonably priced too. Get the croissants and desserts, all yummy. Not a place for dinner, most of their sandwiches are sold out by 5pm.

Thank 29_MC_39
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Got croissants, a white miche and kouign amanns. For the drive back home. Everything was excellent. The Kouign Amanns had chocolate in them, which was a bit too sweet, not sure if the plain were sold out or if they dont make plain.

Thank teekae333
Branchburg, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We visited this wonderful bakery up the street from our Hotel, Hotel Pur, to get sandwiches for our picnic to the Montmorency Falls. We had the Genoa salami and cheese with a delicious homemade mustard and mayonnaise. We were not disappointed! We also picked up some croissants for breakfast which were buttery and melted in your mouth. We went back... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

If you're looking for something fun, unique and delicious this is the place. Don't let the long lines scare you, as it's well worth the wait. Their specialty is the eclair ( obviously) as the whole top shelf of the display case is filled with many different flavours and variations. They also serve panini's and gelato. If you're looking for... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I will be back for a pastry/dessert! I needed a croissant to keep me from being too hungry before dinner, so stopped in here. Lots of people were in line for gelato. The desserts looked great.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Great food. Crunchy baguettes. Wide range of pastries, cakes and chocolates. Extremely busy. Have to line up. Staff friendly and helpful.

1 Thank firemanwal
Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016

Great bread and sandwiches. A huge selection of tarts, cakes, and pastries. They do fabulous éclairs - I've tried most of them and they are delicious!

Thank Coconut510
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

Fantastic breads, pastries and cakes of all shapes and sizes. Incomparable taste of croissant compared with Boîte a Pain and Paillard which are frequently quoted as the best. Run by a husband and wife who really know what they are doing! We tried olive breads, croissants, pain chocolate, raisin pastries, brioche, and the fabulous Kouign amann! well worth seeking out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 rue Saint-Joseph E, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 3B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
  • Phone Number: 1(418) 523-9009

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