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“Expensive but sumptous patisseries”
Review of Cafe Pouchkine

Cafe Pouchkine
Ranked #68 of 317 Dessert in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
Somerset
Level 6 Contributor
412 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
“Expensive but sumptous patisseries”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

I'd discovered Café Pouchkine during my previous visit to Paris, but had decided to give it a miss as the small patisserie/café had been heaving with customers. However, on my last visit, on the day before the January sales started, things were relatively calm and I was able to sit down to enjoy a decadent morning coffee. The reputation of the café and its wares is obviously spreading; there was a group of Japanese tourists having a great time taking an amateur video of the cakes and the assistants whilst I was there.
I have bought equally elaborate and imaginative patisseries at other venues in Paris, but none quite as expensive at Café Pouchine. The cheapest cake seemed to be at 7 euros, but then renting space in Printemps on Boulevard Haussman must be extremely expensive. The assistants were exceedingly helpful and prepared to explain what each 'delight' consisted of. I opted for a Napoleon - a pastry 'tower' (presumably made around a cooking ring) filled with Chantilly and topped with red berries, at 7.50 euros, and a small café crème at 7 euros. The contrast between the crunchy, sweet pastry and the vanilla fluffy Chantilly was superb. It wasn't at all sickly, it wasn't however that easy to eat. A knife and fork were essential. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit there, the feast for the eyes, and trying to work out how each cake had been made.

  • Visited January 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Cafe Pouchkine - the best patisserie in Paris.”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is the most delicious and visually enticing pastry shop in Paris, Le Cafe Pouchkine in Printemps. You can enjoy le gateau inside or in it's elegant setting outside on Boulevard Haussmann.
If you can't afford to try there at least something (elaborate cakes are pricy but pastry and various croissants are approachable) pay a visit just to admire these sweet and savory masterpieces. The chef is a genius.

Spoil yourself and try anything and you won't forget. Extremely hard to choose. We had a variety nicely packed in takeout bag with forks, napkins and everything we needed for a delicious picnic in a beautiful Parc Monceau short walk away. It was heavenly delicious.

Visited August 2012
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Cafe Pouchkine - the best patisserie in Paris.”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is the most delicious and visually enticing pastry shop in Paris, Le Cafe Pouchkine in Printemps. You can enjoy le gateau inside or in it's elegant setting outside on Boulevard Haussmann.
If you can't afford to try there at least something (elaborate cakes are pricy but pastry and various croissants are approachable) pay a visit just to admire these sweet and savory masterpieces. The chef is a genius.

Spoil yourself and try anything and you won't forget. Extremely hard to choose. We had a variety nicely packed in takeout bag with forks, napkins and everything we needed for a delicious picnic in a beautiful Parc Monceau short walk away. It was heavenly delicious.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Discover_11
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Brasilia, DF
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!!”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

You start enjoyng the marvellous sweets by looking at them!!!
If you take them to go, the price is lower. But if like me you decide to have a seat and enjoy the flavour as well as the food, you will pay a little more.
Hummmmmmmmm yammmyyyyyyyyyyy.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank geisa t
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Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
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“WOW !”
Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Each piece of they cakes and bakery is a state of the art (Rich in taste and gorgeous to see) !

My favorites are :
- Napoleon
- Prague
- les roses du Tsar (Black and White)

you can hardly find critics to they products...

Pity that the place is so small and the sitting catering is very mich limited.

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