Do you have a sudden urge to stuff yourself full of fatty and sweet things but you don’t want to throw yourself on the first soft chocolate éclair? Do you want the best? The kind of creations by great pastry chefs that combine sugar and happiness? That’s good, Topito gives you the real good places in Paris where you can find your favorite pastries in their best version. If you start with those, it should do it…
Pierre Hermé, famous for his famous breathtaking macaroons (especially those with foie gras at Christmas) is also an outstanding pastry chef. Between its wonderful Ispahan cakes (with Ispahan rose), its ephemeral collections (the fetish pies are always to die for) and its chocolate pastries that would make you kill father and mother, Pierre Hermé, let’s not be afraid of words , it is the best pastry chef in Paris. It’s simple, if there was to be only one, it would be him.
Address : 18 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris
Address : 39 Avenue de l’Opera, 75002 Paris
Address : 4 Rue Cambon, 75001 Paris
Probably the most hyped of all pastry chefs at the moment, Cédric Grolet has not stolen his place. It’s simple, when you set foot in one of its shops, you want to taste everything. Impossible to recommend just one of his cakes, but we can tell you that the peanut-caramel cookies have a little taste of paradise.
Address : 35 Avenue de l’Opéra, 75002 Paris
Address (Le Meurice): 6 Rue de Castiglione, 75001 Paris
Japanese pastry chef, multi-awarded by all kinds of gastronomic juries, Sadaharu Aoki is part of this generation of minimalist pastry chefs, favoring the explosion of flavors in the mouth and a sleek design, rather than the reverse. His green tea cupcakes are masterpieces of taste finesse. To test absolutely.
Address : 35 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
Address : 35 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
Address : 56 Boulevard de Port-Royal, 75005 Paris
Address : 25 Rue Perignon, 75015 Paris
As its name suggests, Cakes and Bread is a pastry shop AND a bakery. Pastry classics beautifully executed by Claire Damon, former student of Pierre Hermé and best boutique pastry chef of 2018. It’s not just anyone.
Address : 63 boulevard Pasteur – 75015
Best worker in France, Laurent Duchêne gives in the classic (yes again) revisited. Perfect for a little snack near the Butte aux Cailles.
Address : 38 Convention Street, 75015 Paris
Address : 2 Rue Wurtz, 75013 Paris
What started as a small neighborhood bakery has now become a sugar lover’s go-to. Mixtures of flavors and colors, experimental cakes with coriander, turmeric or angelica, Pain de Sucre is an essential place for those who wish to combine gastronomy and originality.
Address : 14 rue de Rambuteau, 75003 Paris
Read this with suuuud accent. Cyril and his pastry chefs welcome you in a warm and elegant atmosphere. Light, gourmet and croquang pastries that will be perfect to end a good Sunday meal (also works with a snack).
Address : 24 Rue Paul Bert, 75011 Paris
Address : 2 Rue de Chaillot, 75116 Paris
Address : 55 Boulevard Pasteur, 75015 Paris
Address : 133 Rue de Sevres, 75006 Paris
Address : 9 Rue Bayen, 75017 Paris
Marletti is known for prioritizing the shaping of its products. However, he remains one of the major figures of Parisian pastry, thanks to excellent achievements.
Address : 51 rue Censier, 75005 Paris
Philippe Conticini is one of the living legends of French pastry, so his shops are bound to be places of pilgrimage for anyone interested in all things tart and cake. This is your case, right?
Address : 31 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris
Address : 37 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris
Address : 42 Rue de l’Annonciation, 75016 Paris
Okay, you know the guy, you’ve seen him plenty of times on TV, you know he was world pastry champion in 2005, but did you go and taste his creations? Because you’re actually going to fall out of your chair, even if you’re standing.
Address : 16 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris
Address : 8 Rue du Vieux Colombier, 75006 Paris
Have you ever eaten a cloud? Fu Castella, a pretty Japanese bakery in the 13th arrondissement, knows how to make it. His cakes, inspired by pão de Castela, a Portuguese specialty, are the perfect definition of “soft and light”. No kidding, it’s mind-blowing, and you have to go see it for yourself immediately.
Address : 113 Boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75013 Paris
When you open the door of the Meringaie, it is first of all its white and sanitized appearance that surprises you. Then, it’s the limited number of products in the window that puzzles you. Here, quality takes precedence over quantity. And the quality, it only takes one bite to realize that it’s there and that you’re eating the best meringues of your life.
Address : 41 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris
Address : 35 Rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris
Address : 21 Rue de Lévis, 75017 Paris
Address : 8 Rue Daguerre, 75014 Paris
If you walk in the Marais, a visit to the Bontemps pastry shop is a must. And if you go to Bontemps, you absolutely must start by ordering a fruit tart: their shortbread is a killer. In short, go for a walk in the Marais.
Address : 57 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Author of the best mille-feuille in the world, Yann Couvreur also masters the art of the galette des rois to perfection (it’s probably the best in the capital). And then in all the other pastries, he is doing not badly either. That’s when you’ve worked in the best palaces, you know how to do everything.
Address : 137 Ave Parmentier, 75010 Paris
Address : 23bis Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris
Look no further, the best dorayakis are here. Oh, you don’t know what it is? Dorayakis are kind of light pancakes surrounding a sweet red bean paste. A big specialty of Japan. But why are you still here reading this top? Go and discover Tomo’s dorayakis.
Address : 11 Rue Chabanais, 75002 Paris
The concept may leave you wondering: half-pastry, half-cocktail bar, half-restaurant, we don’t really know. However, all you have to do is sit down for 5 minutes and bite into a pistachio/wild strawberry Saint-Honoré or a passion fruit/pineapple tartlet to dispel any doubts. Les Gossips is above all a very good pastry, regardless of the concept around it.
Address : 31 Rue Victor Massé, 75009 Paris
When you love chocolate, knowing that a pastry shop run by the biggest chocolate specialist in France exists, it already makes your mouth water. The mille-feuilles and other éclairs can be eaten on the spot with a little tea or hot chocolate (to die for, too), and you come out happy.
Address : 133, rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris
Address : 27 rue de Varenne, 75017 Paris
This small chain of tea rooms which has several brands in Paris offers lots of creations by great pastry chefs. The stars of gastronomy come regularly to meet the public, so it’s worth keeping up to date on their Facebook page. If you are a pastry fan, this is the best place to test a maximum of products.
Address : 36 Rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris
Address : 45 Rue Montorgueil, 75002 Paris
Address : 64 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris
Address : inside La Maison Plisson, 37 Pl. du Marché Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
At the end of 2017, the French champions of macarons opened this shop in Paris and showed us that they did not stick to the classics of French pastry. Between their round éclairs, their cheesecakes on a hazelnut crumble and their chocolate pies with a runny heart, they have something to surprise us. But you can still always go with a small macaroon, so you can say that you have tasted the best on this beautiful planet.
Address : 156 Rue de Courcelles, 75017 Paris
We end with a pastry out of category since Bogato is a little more oriented for a public of children (but not only). There, you can have your cakes personalized, so it’s perfect for celebrating your child’s birthday. And, in addition to offering endless customization possibilities, Bogato knows how to make light and not too sweet creations. It’s perfect.
Address : 5 Rue Saint-Merri, 75004 Paris