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Croissant/Bakery near Ares Eiffel Hotel in the 15th

steveburstein May 15, 2014 03:06 PM

My family and I will be staying at the Hotel Ares Eiffel located in the 15th and near the border of the 7th. Was wondering if there is a good bakery nearby to get a croissant and a cup of joe. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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  1. PhilD RE: steveburstein May 15, 2014 07:15 PM

    It's worth pointing out that most decent bakeries won't do coffee (or at least decent coffee) and even fewer have anywhere to sit. Some good coffee bars will do decent pastries and have seats, but if you want the best of both you may need to divide and conquer or compromise on one or other.

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      steveburstein RE: PhilD May 15, 2014 07:22 PM

      Thanks Phil. It has been about 30 years since being in Paris so I appreciate the reminder. Cafe= coffee. Boulangerie= bakery. Sometime theAmerican is very strong in me.

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        PhilD RE: steveburstein May 19, 2014 04:11 PM

        Steve - the other thought is to read some of the recent (last 12 months) coffee threads on the board. There is a bit of a mini revolution taking place in Paris so great coffee is slightly easier to get.....although you may need to travel for that.

    2. souphie RE: steveburstein May 15, 2014 10:29 PM

      Le moulin de la vierge At the corner of Suffren and Garibaldi. Pichard a bit further (Cambronne@Lecture).

      And the bakery across Suffren from Moulin makes decent coffee.

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        Delucacheesemonger RE: souphie May 16, 2014 01:11 AM

        Their bread is quite good as well, served at L'Assiette.

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        quarolquinzieme RE: steveburstein May 17, 2014 07:42 AM

        We live in the neighborhood and there are 12 boulangeries within a 5 block radius so you won't have any problem. Poupart-Piqout is at 115 Blvd Grenelle, La Petite Choclatiere (corner of Avenue de la Motte Piquet and rue de Pondichéry) and Secco, 75 Blvd de Grenelle all have tables to sit at. Enjoy!

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          steveburstein RE: quarolquinzieme May 19, 2014 03:38 PM

          Thanks everyone who replied. I do realize that it is not necessary to cross the city to get a good croissant. We plan to check out most of the ones mentioned. Again thank you for taking the time to respond.

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          GetLucky RE: steveburstein Jun 21, 2014 11:52 AM

          Poilane has a location we liked not very far from that hotel. 49 bd de Grenelle.

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            Delucacheesemonger RE: GetLucky Jun 21, 2014 12:10 PM

            Just below the Dupleix metro stop, where BTW Dubois has a cheese store as well.

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              GetLucky RE: Delucacheesemonger Jun 21, 2014 12:49 PM

              Yes! I liked that whole first block of Rue Lourmel. Seemed like they had one each of every type of food shop in that tiny block. We only went for Dubois and the Poilane across the boulevard and didn't have time to explore, as we already had our other supplies. But I would love to go back and check the other shops, and the twice weekly market under Dupleix.

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