29-30 Bedford Street
Covent Garden, London
Tel: 020 7836 3304 Covent Garden 0.1 miles

Great selection of delicious French breads

Mon-Fri: 7:30am-9pm
Sat-Sun: 9am-9pm


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Used to love it but ever since they opened up shops all around London, the quality and the size of the cakes (macaroons are noticably smaller!) have gone downhill.

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 by edith (2 reviews), 01 May 2010
Sadly not the quality it used to be. I loved the chocolate macarons, which were delicate with a light and tasty chocolate ganache filling. Looks like the recipe has changed, as now their consistency is far more dense, the ganache filling is dry, heavy and far too much, so the overall balance has been lost. Sorry.

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 by Steven Dent (2 reviews), 20 Jan 2009
My wife and I live in Bristol and don't get to go to the capital that often, but when we do we always have breakfast or brunch here. We love it! We like to sit at the back of the place in front of the bread ovens. It feels really authentic French cafe with its tiles and tablecloths. OK, maybe you could say it's a French Starbucks, like someone here said. But who cares?! They make incredible mille-feuilles and do a great 'steamer', which is hot milk and a dash of hazelnut. The whole place has left a lasting impression on all our friends from Bristol.

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 by weeble, 03 Apr 2008
Us 'poor Brits' (as some fool titles us) have highly developed tastebuds thanks to our open-mindedness that the French do not possess. Yes, it's a chain in France but, unlike tatty French wine, we don't get served the same tatty food that the French put up with in France. I know my food, and if it's rubbish I send it back. On the few occasions I've eaten the food from here it was very good indeed. Perhaps they saw you coming! Stay away from France and eat and drink well in London.

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 by John67, 10 Mar 2008
It appears the poor Brits have been sucked in by the fake beams and wicker baskets - yuk!!

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 by smithy124 (2 reviews), 10 Dec 2007
I can't believe some of the comments regarding Paul. It's a huge chain in France, churning out factory produced crap. Don't be fooled by the flashy branding, this is the Starbucks of the bakery world. The pits.

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 by jeanmarc, 13 Aug 2007
Delicious pastries and breads and a wonderful cafe with a friendly atmosphere.

It is a French cafe, and when I went there were many French people were there, who appeared to greatly enjoy the food, and so obviously it is rated by the French even by their standards! I highly recommend it.

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 by Anonymous, 04 Jun 2006
Real great mille feulles at last!

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 by Truffles, 02 Sep 2005
Delicious chocolate and lemon cakes... Sarah's going back to London just for some more.

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 by Anonymous, 10 May 2005
Great staff, gorgeous food. Like being in a friendly bit of France.

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 by Anonymous, 01 Jan 2005
Friendly service, pretty surroundings and good food. Lovely tarts and delicious hot chocolate!

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 by Anonymous, 30 Oct 2004

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