I am sure that wherever you’re reading this now, there’ll be debates as to where you can get the best [pizza/Sunday roast/currywurst], and in France, it’s often over the best pastries and baguettes; so much so that there is an official annual competition for the best baguette in Paris. I’m going to avoid announcing any strong views on such matters here, but I will say that the croissants from this little pâtisserie make me weak at the knees.
Upon entering the bakery doors you will be greeted by their cakes seductively glistening behind the glass casing, and an aroma in the air so delicious you can practically taste it. I don’t have a sweet tooth, but I have surprisingly managed to make my way through a good part of their selection of cakes here and would recommend their Mont Blanc, Tarte au Citron and even their Vollon, despite not usually liking chocolate desserts, to the dismay of my friends…
Their breads are reasonably priced and good too, but I wouldn’t say they’re outstanding. On my last visit, I also noticed that you can get the Breton pastry Kouign-Amman here.
So, on a Sunday morning I’ll jump to any excuse to go to the Square Trousseau, settle down into one of the colourful chairs lining the shop front with an espresso and sink my teeth into the supremely crispy mantle of the fluffy, buttery sweetness of the Blé Sucré croissant. This is my favourite croissant in town. There, I’ve said it!
Blé Sucré | Coffee & tea, Snacks | Croissant € 1.20
7 rue Antoine Vollon | +33143407773
Tue – Sat 07:00 – 19:30, Sun 07:00 – 13:30