Du Pain Et Des Idess is a famous bakery in Paris which is very popular among the locals and tourists. This bakery open its door as early as 645 am and I would advice you to arrive early for these freshly bakes. It is a takeaway bakery shop, but there is a small wooden table and bench right outside the shop where you can sit down and enjoy your pastry. I was welcomed with very fragrant and sweet aroma of the bread and pastries as I stepped into the shop.
They offer a wide range of traditional bread and pastries from croissant to pain au chocolate, apple tarts...
Every pastry displayed on the shelves looks nice and appealing isn't it?
Escargot Chocolat Pistache (2.80€) - This is their signature item which gets sold out very quickly. Thick layers of pistachio cream and bits of chocolate are sandwiched between the swirls. The crispy and buttery outer layer combines very well with its generous fillings and I enjoyed this totally right till the end.
Pain Chocolat Banana (3.60€) - Not often you would find banana fillings in your pain au chocolat. It is a good mixture with this flaky pastry. However, it would be even better if they are more generous with the portion of chocolate and banana fillings.
Sacristain (2.50€) - I do know what this twisted pastry is made up of but there is traces of yellow custard in between the twists. In fact, this the best item among those that we tried, and we find that it is even more tasteful than their signature Escargot pistachio.
Cranberry cream cheese Escargot (3.60€) - filled with thick layers of cream cheese and cranberries bits. It has a sourly taste which is not too appealing to me. Probably would be more tasteful for the ladies tastebud.
I enjoyed every item that I had bought and they still taste as good when I eat it again in the late afternoon. Unfortunately, the pastries were not warm even when I eat it immediately upon purchase at 730am.
Address: 34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris
Transport: Jacques Bonsergent station (line 5)
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 0645 – 2000