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May 27, 2011 07:43 AM

breakfast in the 7th?

We're staying on the Rue du Bac near the Rue de l'Universite -- where would be good spots for breakfast? Could be good coffee/pastries or any other kind of breakfast that's not too, too far away. thanks!

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  1. You're right near La Patisserie des Reves (93, rue du Bac). Also, my favorite ice cream, Le Bac de Glace is right there (109, rue du Bac).

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    1. re: Nancy S.

      Does La Patisserie des Reves have seats? It's been on my list!

      1. re: ejr

        No, but there's a nice little park a few meters away to sit and enjoy what you bought.

        1. re: Nancy S.

          what could be better? And good coffee somewhere nearby?

    2. Breakfast is not that important in France. Therefore any café will do. But rue de Bac does have several outstanding eats, as Nancy pointed out.
      If you need Brit or American style substantial breakfast, nearby Coffee Parisien is not bad at all.

      1. Le Frigate is on the corner of Bac and the Quai, about 250 meters from rue de l'Universite. Indoor or terrace seating with great people watching. Everyone heading for the d'Orsay passes by. As I remember, a continental breakfast (fresh juice, croissant, petit pain and coffee) is around 10€.

        When we were there this frigid December, they even supplied velour lap-robes for the die-hards who wanted to sit outside. Nice touch.

        1. I just remembered the Eric Kayser bakery on Bac near Universite. Not fancy, but tables and chairs, coffee, juice, fruit, etc.

          Also a boutique Monoprix a block further south, closer to blvd. St. Germain. Good take-out but no seating.

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          1. re: mangeur

            Thanks! I didn't know that Kayseri had tables. All we need is coffee and some good bread or pastry, so that sounds perfect.