Fodor's Expert Review Café-Boulangerie Paillard
Owned by Yves Simard and his wife, Rebecca, this bakery, pastry counter, sandwich bar, pizza shop (summer only), and ice-cream parlor is known for its selection of nouvelle French pastries, whole grain breads, gourmet sandwiches, and artisanal gelato. Long wooden tables, designed to get customers talking to each other, create a convivial atmosphere. There might be a line while the locals buy their lunch, but it's well worth the wait. There's another Paillard at the Galeries de la Capitale shopping mall.
1097 rue St-Jean
Québec City, Québec G1R 1S3, Canada
- Great French pastries
- Efficient service
- Delicious sandwiches