There is nothing better than un gateau individuel from a landmark patisserie. But there is something to be said for the neighborhood bakery as well.
So the Pause Détente patisserie is not Pierre Hermé, La Patisserie des Reves or Arnaud Delmontel. But it’s a sweet spot all the same.
Located in the 11the arrondisement, they make giant crispy, custardy éclairs and tarts au citron that are accented with chocolate disks.
Many of their individual cakes are studded with fresh cream or berries…
…macarons or chocolate shavings (as well they should be!).
The big cakes get the same kind of trimmings. You just better be sure you have some help with these beauties.
And there’s even an entire section devoted to chocolate. Pralines and ganache. Milk and dark. Simple and elaborate.
It’s the perfect spot for a Saturday afternoon, n’est ce pas?
98 Avenue Ledru-Rollin, 11eme