Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pain et Chocolat - Salon de thé



Pain et Chocolat


A sweet Paris friend who has a shop on Rue Cler told me about this delightful place nearby, and I was smitten before even walking inside.  It is very small and an older married couple "do it all" from the baking and cooking to the serving.  They are svelte as dancers and move almost as quickly, taking care of the diners. 

The food is fabulous and the inside is as charming as the outside terrace. 
Oh, please note the lap blankets for the cool morning petit déjeuner.

I will be back there for lunch with Holly very soon.


Pain et Chocolat
16, avenue la Motte Picquet
75007, Paris
Métro Ecole Militaire


30 comments:

Randy said...

That is where you would find me if I was there. Lately the craving for chocolate has been a tough battle to win.

French Girl in Seattle said...

Charmant! Who would not like to sit down at one of these tables on a sunny day? Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!! This is definitely where you'd find me! What a delightful looking place! I love the lap blankets for the those chilly mornings! Wonderful!! Hope your week is off to a good start, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Malyss said...

A warm and cosy place!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
We are about to have breakfast, and what fun it would be now to be sitting in the warm September sunshine on the pavement of this café and ordering hot chocolate and croissants.

Pavement cafés here also supply blankets to take the chill off!!

Joe said...

What a delightful cafe for a chat in the sunshine. Very Parisienne.

Shell Sherree said...

This is my kind of place, Genie! And blankets ~ how thoughtful. It would be very hard to give up one's seat there.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

It's gorgeous Genie and I've made a note for my next sojourn in Paris!
I have a little "French" notebook and everything goes in that!

The blankets are wonderful - any 'point of difference' like that is important when there are so many cafes to choose from.

Enjoy your lunch with Holly next time!

love
Shane

Vreni said...

Oh, this looks and sounds perfect. I almost can smell the delicious sweets they are surely offering. And there is a blue door right next to the salon de thè!

Merisi said...

Gorgeous setting!

May I join you, please?

M said...

Delightful. I will be with you in spirit and desire!

Bibi said...

I like Pain et Chocolat and pains au chocolat!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Lovely, & a sweet story of the owners. I am so excited for you that you are going to Paris!! PS Thank you for your Sweet notes on my blog, Genie. Rita

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Hi Genie,

Sounds lovely and comfortable! Have a great day..

JudyMac said...

This spot has been on my list for quite some time--for my mid-October visit to Paris. :-) JudyMac

Irredento Urbanita said...

Today I was invited to eat a piece of chocolate and a piece of bread after lunch and I said "no thanks". In this place I would say "yes, so glad!!"

Hugs

Val

Barcelona Daily Photo

Kristie Franklin said...

What a sweet looking cafe! I think it is so neat that an older couple work at this together. At hearing the word chocolat, I find myself thinking about having some. :)

Pet said...

Wow. Ill make sure to visit this place,hopefully soon.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Aaaaahhhh such a lovely cafe! I love mom and pop charm like that!

Harriet said...

Love this little area of Paris. Jotting this down in my little black book.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I only make a recommendation if I have actually eaten in a restaurant, and I can tell you that I will be going back to this one again... soon. The sweet Paris friend on Rue Cler (who sold me her late husband's fêves) said that this is her favorite place in the area and that she is good friends with the couple.

Jane and Lance, but yet another reason to make that journey!

Shell, they will not run you out of a place like this no matter how long you stay... very charming.

Val, the desserts here were fabulous, well, the two that I had (uh, shared).

Merisi, and any others interested, I only wish that we could all meet here. I will think of you and will capture another photo.

I would like to get the couple, but they move so quickly taking care of the diners, that it would be like photographing a pair of hummingbirds!

Bises,
Genie

Jack said...

Genie, I can smell it from here! Mmmmm . . .

Mary said...

I think i can smell the yumminess from all these miles away! :)

Virginia said...

Makes me hungry for a pain this morning with my café. i"m putting this on my new list! :)
V

TheChieftess said...

Yummm...and Yummm!!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I have been here many times and love it!

Mike said...

I like everyone talking here in this scene :)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

We will be sweating if we do this in KL!

AL said...

My kind of place!

Susan Campisi said...

I'm visiting via Shell's blog. What a charming place! Love how you framed the photo with the intricate balcony railings above and the fabulous blue building next door.