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2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-1812
+1 202-524-4655
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, French
$$ - $$$
2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-1812
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With two or three in the Washington DC area. Very good French pastries. The bread is good too. This is essentially a French bakery. Sadly while it's good by US bakery standards where so many bakeries have closed up, the European version is far superior.

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the Paul before a day of sightseeing. The coffee was very good and hot. The pastry selections seemed somewhat limited unless you want anything-with-chocolate for breakfast. The bill for two coffees and two pastries was more than we would typically spend at...More

Thank sempre39
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Their French vanilla brew is out of this world. It’s almost like being in France with French pastries and coffees. Their macaroons are almost too pretty to eat. One of my faves when I’m not in the mood for a basic cup of Starbucks coffee.

Thank swaglio
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I've been to one of the many Paul's in Paris and this brought back memories! In Paris I think of Paul's as a fast food place - consistent and fast! They have a deal in the morning of coffee and croissant for 2.99. Can't beat...More

Thank 54jls
Reviewed 12 January 2018

I had a cup of tea and a pear torte and nearly flipped when it came to nearly 10 dollars. No ther are better places to go that one does not have to spend so much.

Thank epew3535
Reviewed 1 January 2018

I regret that we didn't get to have a full meal here.I bought several pastries which were very good.

Thank loose51
Reviewed 6 December 2017

You will find these in some big cities across the US. The first time I tried Pauls was in Miami. We now have several in Washington, DC. Really nice treats.

Thank Ms. Margaret G
Reviewed 13 September 2017

If you want a sandwich or breakfast that is several cuts above the standard experience, go here. Delicious bread, excellent food and drinks, and their "hot dog", and everything. Excellent for munchies, brunch, a lunch on the go, snacks...

Thank degd127
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The restaurant we wanted was full so we went to Pauls instead for brunch. You order at the counter and they bring the food to your table. I had Swiss cheese and spinach omelet which was pretty good. It came with a small salad but...More

Thank ninapo
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a croissant after visiting the nearby Textile Museum. Pleasant service, nice selection of pastries and sandwiches, and a comfortable seating area made it a good choice for a reviving snack.

Thank Mary L
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-1812
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Neighbourhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Phone Number: +1 202-524-4655
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