Postcard from Paris: La Pâtisserie Viennoise

La Pâtisserie Viennoise is a small, unassuming cake and coffee shop tucked away in a corner off the Parisian tourist area of St. Michel. We just happened to be walking by and could not help but marvel at the array of cakes and tarts on display: huge slabs of chocolate cake, exquisite almond tarts as well as all sorts of other delights. It is pretty well-known, filled with a good mix of both locals and tourists, and settling in the cosy coffee shop seems like the perfect thing to do on a slightly chilly winter’s day.

Just as I was gazing at the display, a gentleman exiting the shop walked out and recommended that we try the chocolate cake. Très bien, he commented; and I definitely wasn’t disappointed.

Chocolate cake, and a cup of hot chocolate. At about 3 euros for a slice of cake with great consistency and a delicate sweetness, this was definitely well worth the stop.

Address: 8 rue de l’École de Médicine, 75006
Métro: Saint Michel, Cluny-La Sorbonne, Odéon
Tél: 01 43 26 60 48
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday



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