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“Boulangerie - The Real Thing”
Review of Eric Kayser

Eric Kayser
Ranked #16 of 271 Bakeries in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Neighborhood: Quartier Latin
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Boulangerie - The Real Thing”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Walking from Odeon to Musee Dorsay, we stopped at the Rive Gauche site. No idea about the name but hungry for petit dejeuner. Great croissant, Madeleine's, macaroons and a couple of pastries that were new to me. The macaroon caramel was a surprise and a pleasure to the mouth. This will be a destination in the future....maybe in New York next time.

  • Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Works of Art!”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We stopped into Eric Kayser this past Thursday while in Paris,on the recommendation of our nearby hotel. What a feast for the eyes, and taste buds! It was lunchtime, so we purchased a couple of beautiful black olive baguette sandwiches, with mozzarella and tomatoes, and ate them in a nearby park...delicious! We returned later in the afternoon for desserts....the pastries are works of art....we chose gorgeous strawberry, raspberry, cream and pistachio cream on "melt in your mouth" crust, and a beautiful apricot glazed confection. And of course, we had to include macaroons in our purchase! All to die for!

I read Baldor18's review of this lovely place (written in June), and he panned it....not sure if he was at the right place! Said the coffee was too strong, and the crusts too hard.....welcome to France! Where the coffee is strong, delicious and the crusts are supposed to be crusty!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Oh sooooo delicious!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

I loved this patisserie. We had one around the corner from our hotel and it was so delicious it was ridiculous! The staff were very friendly and helpful and with our broken French, and our broken English, we got everything we asked for and more. You must have the citron tart with the meringue flower petals!

Visited July 2013
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Thank Elspeth F
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Houston
Level 5 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best Bon Du Chocolat”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Every morning while in Paris we would stop and get the delicious bon du chocolat. One day we even picked some up on the way to the hotel as a dessert. We also picked up some bread to enjoy with wine and cheese on our picnic. It is fab. The open at 6 and it is worth a stop.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank janie l
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Annapolis, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Good breakfast option”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

What a wonderful way to have breakfast in Paris without paying the extortionate prices charged by the hotels. We had no trouble finding it because when we got within a block we had only to follow our noses to the smell of freshly baking bread. But there was much more – coffee, orange juice, croissants, pastries, fresh coffee, several varieties of quiche, sandwiches, and more.

There’s table service, but remember it’s a coffee shop and not a five-star restaurant. And they have their own service routine about placing orders and so on, so I recommend that on the first visit you just stand back for a few minutes and watch what everyone else does before charging up to the counter and trying to get someone’s attention. The place was spotlessly clean and a real delight. In addition to the location on Rue du Bac in the 7th, they have about a dozen other stores in Paris, and more across France and much of the world.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank KH198
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