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1097, rue Saint-Jean, Vieux-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S3, Canada
+1 418-692-1221
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we arrived inside the bakery, the line-ups were kind of confusing but we managed to figure them out. Also, the lines seem long at first but they go by pretty fast. We ordered our food in french, but they speak english. I had a salad and hot chocolate, i would definetly reccomend their hot chocolate it isn't made of... More 

Thank Aurora S
Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great variety of breads and pastries as well as soups and salads and specialty coffees and gelato. Staff were friendly and helpful! Located conveniently to the hotel Frontenac area (easy walk) on Rue St Jean. You won't be sorry you tried it!! Be sure to buy the small inexpensive samples of the blueberry and or the silky soft caramel toppings... More 

Thank montgoe55
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of our favorite places in Old Quebec. The pastries are delicious, they have a good lunch special at times that is reasonably priced, and the food is really good. It does get super busy in tourist season but it is worth the wait. They have soups and sandwiches, salads, a great variety of sweets, and ice cream,... More 

Thank maryeee
Nogales, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place nails it down! Fresh, amazing bread, fast service, comforting soups, and much more. Wanted to order more delicious food upon finishing my lunch. Couldn't even fit in one pastry, so satisfying was the roast beef-grilled red onion-horseradish sauce sandwich and cream of broccoli soup. I'll be back when I can.

Thank dcourtland
Bangor, Maine
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tres Bien pastries. So much fun to visit. Good thing we walked a lot, to burn off the incredible sweets

Thank BeachBumSinceBirth
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in here for our breakfast and we both ordered the Matin Combo. Around 8$. Large croissant (that is obviously made with butter ) egg, hollondais sauce with bacon or ham, coffee and a little fruit cup. They also have all sorts of baked items. Breads, muffins, pastries- sandwiches. It was busy but there is lots of seating and the... More 

Thank Laura M
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a quick coffee and baguette for breakfast prior to a tour. They also offer a to go option as well. I had two baguettes in Quebec City, one here, and they were fresh and tasty. They serve sandwiches as well. A great find.

Thank root7116
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Most excellent croissants. I tried both savoury and sweet along with a cafe latte. A lovely way to take a morning break while wandering the streets of Old Quebec.

Thank AmethystCam
Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Paillard is a good spot for a quick snack or breakfast!! Reasonable prices and good food. I order the matin breakfast and it was delicious! The croissant was crunchy and ok point! Staff is very good and it has free wifi!!! Very practical choice .

Thank jacquelux
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Tried their famous chocolate croissants. Did not disappoint! All the other baked goods looked incredible! The place was totally packed when we arrived, but there was planting of seating room. Very friendly staff! Recommend!

Thank Andrea T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
French, Cafe, European, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?