Saturday, July 2, 2005
Heather Stimmler-Hall in 6th arrondissement, 8th arrondissement, Cafés & Tearooms, Historic, Open Late, Sweet Treats

21 Rue Bonaparte, 6th
Tel 01 44 07 64 87
M° St-Germain-des-Prés


Ladurée is a bakery, chocolate boutique and chic restaurant. But you should really go for tea and pastries as early in the morning as possible, when it’s still empty and quiet. The décor is a busy but elegant mix of French Chinoiserie with a huge exotic wall mural and leather folding chairs. I love their signature tea (“Mélange Ladurée”) and pastry (“Ispahan”) with fresh raspberries, litchis and cream between rose-flavored macarons. Heaven! But not cheap. So be sure you have time to linger and enjoy every bite. The Bonaparte location open 8:30am-7:30pm.

Other locations:

16 Rue Royale, 8th
Tel 01 42 60 21 79
Open Monday to Saturday, 8:30am to 7pm & Sunday, 10am to 7pm.

75 Avenue des Champs-Elysées, 8th
Tel 01 40 75 08 75
Open 7:30am-12:30am.

Update on Sunday, April 22, 2007 by Registered CommenterHeather Stimmler-Hall

Breakfast at Ladurée Bonaparte with New York travel and food writer Jean Tang.

If I could create the perfect pastry, this might be it: a sort of apple and caramel Ispahan, with huge chunks of salty butter caramels inside...heaven.

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