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1097, rue Saint-Jean, Vieux-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S3, Canada
+1 418-692-1221
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastries” (584 reviews)
“gelato” (201 reviews)
“sandwich” (187 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
French, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1097, rue Saint-Jean, Vieux-Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 1S3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

This place was recommended to us for lunch by a person who booked our waking tour at the information center. It was very good. My husband ordered a hot sandwich and I ordered a breakfast sandwich with a cup of fresh fruit a pond coffee....More

Thank cat112clh
Reviewed yesterday

We landed in Paillard on recommendation of Trip Adviser folks. You did not steer us wrong. It smells amazing, and for someone that had not eaten bread in 14 weeks, it was heavenly. Everyone ordered pastries and baguette to share. The baguette was perfection. Crusty...More

Thank SammyHam
Reviewed yesterday

Chocolate croissants were so good! Make sure and ask them to warm them. Ate there twice on my most recent trip.

Thank janalovestotravel
Reviewed yesterday

Skip your expensive hotel breakfast and walk to Paillard, right on the main drag of the old town. A large room accommodates many tables, and there is a wide selection of breads and pastries in the French style. I picked up breakfast every day and...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing selection of pastries and breads.We loved their coffee.As you can imagine the place is very popular with the tourists.Recommended to grab a quick bite in Old Quebec.We actually ate there few times while in the city.

Thank bedlamfayre
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed breakfast here 2 days in a row. Great breakfast sandwiches, pastry and coffee. Don’t be intimidated by the line, it goes by fast, it’s a smooth operation with great service.

Thank G_Roza_2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

While visiting Quebec recently we had breakfast here twice. The food is great and the service is very efficient. There can be long lines in the morning however they are so well organized it really doesn't take long to be served.

Thank dononeill
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lunch of soup and salad was inexpensive and above average. Good soupe aux legumes, very good poulet chili legumes sandwich. But nothing impressive. But the millefeuille Paillard--perfect flakiness to the crust, perfect creaminess, very satisfying sweet-but-not-to-sweetness. And the dark chocolate truffle proved a wonderful dessert...More

Thank TheKudzuKid
Reviewed 1 week ago

They deserve "the best croissant" rating- we thought they were the best we'd had on this trip, and generally! The cafe was always busy, but not a huge wait. Consistent quality. Clean and nice setting.

Thank Maricara
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to recharge the batteries with a pastry and a coffee. They have macaroons as well. Counter service with plenty of seating at long tables.

Thank Michael D
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Bill L
August 6, 2018|
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Response from Rashid A | Reviewed this property |
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April 29, 2018|
Response from onojno | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t ask for the recipe. I am not sure if they give their trade secrets away but it needed no butter! It was perfect!!
June 11, 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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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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