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1097, rue Saint-Jean, Vieux-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S3, Canada
+1 418-692-1221
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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atlanta , georgia
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife made me go by here a few times while we were in Quebec. She loved the breads from this location. It was rather busy, so I am sure locals do as well.

Thank gwillen100
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was recommended to us by the couple sitting next to us the day before at lunch. Picked up some goodies and coffee to begin the day. I had the cherry tart. It was flakey and delicious. Not too sweet and lightly sugared. So good. DH had a breakfast croissant with ham. Said it was very good. The hollandaise... More 

Thank Neckole S
Burlington, VT
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A well run restaurant and bakery. Everyone comes here, young and old, locals and tourists. They make wonderful pastries traditional and innovative. You can craft sandwiches from their menu, and the coffee and hot chocolate!! Marvelous. Cheerful staff, bilingual of course, and very efficient. Seats about 100 and the line is constant but worth it. I miss the baguettes already.

Thank sunergyvt
New Orleans, Louisiana
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was pointed out to me on a tour and went back the next day to try. Early Saturday morning and was packed with locals and tourist alike. Ordered the almond pastry which was wonderful. Didn't have enough time to try it dining in and ordering a variety.

Thank LakefrontChick
Naples, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Everything here is so wonderful. Sinfully delicious, really. Staff is friendly. Community seating style. Live entertainment too. We went every day while we were in town. Bon Appetite!

Thank AbbyF86
Jelenia Gora, Poland
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon Paillard during short visit to Quebec city and liked it instantly. Lovely selection of boulangerie pastries and then... great soups and lunch food at reasonable prices ! Paillard crew kindly served us nice soup and sandwiches , topped with some apple cakes - just what we needed for this cold November day :)

Thank Art K
Nackawic, Canada
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been here a few years ago and was telling my friend about the amazing pastry so we could not leave Quebec City without dropping in. We stopped for coffee and the most delicious croissants. I had the chocolate almond and my friend had the lemon. The deli sandwiches I had on a recent trip were very good as... More 

Thank Gail Q
New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

it is the perfect place to stop and enjoy a delicious lunch of salad, soup/sandwich or a dessert. the bakery variety is terrific.

Thank jeffreyadamr
Weare, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paillard is great, it's always my last stop before I leave to bring croissants home to my family. Good for a quick snack or cup of coffee and lunch, too.

Thank Rem4
Boston, MA
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I eat gluten free and as this is a bakery/bread shop my husband and I got a variety of macarons. We ate them all that night and went back the next day for more to bring home! Everything else looked and smelled good. Lots of cafeteria style seating.

Thank SK8KIM

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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
Average prices
$3 - $8
French, Cafe, European, Canadian, Soups
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1097, rue Saint-Jean, Vieux-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 418-692-1221
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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