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801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
(202) 525-4500
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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New Jersey
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I only had desserts two different days and was amazed at how outstanding they were. Éclair with fresh strawberries was excellent.

Thank NJtravelor
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To some extent a Paul is a Paul, but we had a nice reasonably priced breakfast here with good coffee, excellent fresh orange and very good pastries - service was quick and friendly. For a change, in Washington, did not feel ripped off. Give it a try.

Thank 929ScottB929
Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I haven't been to a Paul before, but stopped in on a whim as it was a very hot day and needed a break from the heat. The selection was great - so many options. The pastries were very well done and the packaging and ambiance make you feel as if you are on the streets of Paris. The latte... More 

Thank yell0wpepper
Austin, Texas
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139 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good place for breakfast, good sandwiches and salads for lunch and OK coffee. This outpost of the franchise tends to attract panhandlers, so be aware.

Thank chinesesun
southern illinois
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place does not disappoint!! We first found this place in London then Paris, Miami and now here! Super excited whenever I see the sign!!! I love the croquet monsieur!! And of course you have to get a bakery item as well. I got the blueberry tart!! It was fantastic!!! My lips were so blue!!!!

Thank stl2570
United States
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful French pastry, quiche is amazing, delicious espresso. Best location is near the Naval Memorial. Service is underwhelming.

1 Thank Starshill
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

This place is great if you're in a hurry to grab a healthy lunch on the run. Most sandwiches and salads are pre made, but extraordinarily fresh and light. There are other options, but I've only had a salad with salmon and several of the many sandwiches. Always good and fresh, but a bit pricey.

Thank DLM212
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Excellent place for breakfast in Washington DC especially a French breakfast on the other side of the Atlantic

Thank Ahmed E
Weston, Florida
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137 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We initially tried to go to the Founding Farmers and the place was packed with a 2-hour wait, just across the street there is Pau bakery. We had fine omeletes and decent cappuccinos. It took a while in the line to get the order, but food and drinks were good.

Thank ANDRETS1966
Alexandria, Virginia
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

The bakery part is fantastic. I often stop off and buy a loaf of brioche to take home. The food is OK, not as good as the baked goods.

Thank Miriam450

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: (202) 525-4500

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?