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1097, rue Saint-Jean, Vieux-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S3, Canada
+1 418-692-1221
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastries” (499 reviews)
“gelato” (180 reviews)
“sandwich” (161 reviews)
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07:00 - 21:00All hours
French, European, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1097, rue Saint-Jean, Vieux-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

How can you not have chocolate while in Quebec City! As we leisurely strolled the Rue St.-Jean we stopped at this bistro for delicious truffles (a variety are available) and pastry to take back to our hotel. A great treat.

Thank Ann622
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had pastries and gelato. Extreme yum! The passion fruit sorbet was delicious. A Very stereotypical French establishment. Busy at lunchtime.

Thank Vicki F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Friends from Tucson recommended Paillard and we bee-lined our way to find out what al the buzz was about, and we found out, quickly! This authentic french-style bakery offers a wonderful lineup of fresh baked breads, pastries and more. Sandwiches and gelato make the perfect...More

Thank saipandiver
Reviewed 1 week ago

This eatery is located in the heart of Old Quebec with a huge selection of freshly baked goods. We love their chocolate croissants, which are a foot long!! Lots of seating for breakfast and lunch crowds. The location is popular and it does get busy...More

Thank Danny C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service not that great. Food mediocre. We are used to go to the one Saint Jean in the Vieux Quebec which is 100% better than at the shopping centre

Thank mtr1945
Reviewed 1 week ago

This café is just what you need for breakfast while in Québec City. The croissants are done to perfection, light and airy inside, crisp outside. Pain au chocolat and almond croissants, same. Coffee was phenomenal, and there was plenty of seating.

Thank Les68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went one night for gelato and spent most of our time marvelling over all the pastries, desserts and fresh baked bread! I was surprised that the gelato was of high quality too! The next day we returned for lunch, as we were told they...More

Thank Trevor D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sooooo sooo good! What a perfect shop. One side serves sandwiches, paninis, croissants, macaroons etc. And the other side serves gelato! Very decently priced too! Great spot for a quick bite to eat.

Thank Daniela V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in the afternoon and I had the chocolate croissant and my husband had a blueberry muffin. Both were great and very fresh, of course. The regular menu also looked good but I can't comment on that because I didn't try it.

Thank txtfa001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome snack stop morning, noon, or night. Large variety of tasty and affordable fresh made croissants and breads, sandwiches, and gelato. OMG, I wish Panera were half this good value for money!

Thank Thomas M
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Questions & Answers
12 June 2017|
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Response from Deborah S | Reviewed this property |
They were around $2 each. Not the best macarons I have had, but it was nice to try the maple one.
26 May 2017|
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Response from jazzfang | Reviewed this property |
It is not a breakfast place ... but you can order croissant or egg sandwiches. It depends on the daily menu.
robert r
1 September 2015|
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Response from PaillardQC | Property representative |
Hello - we only mail non-perishable items to the United States such as our coffee mugs, jams and caramel sauce. We are not equipped like large companies so the costs for shipping can be very expensive, usually much more... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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