An upmarket pâtisserie in the heart of the 7th arrondissement.
On rue Saint-Dominique, lies the minimally decorated Gâteaux Thoumieux - but this little corner of paradise doesn’t need mouldings and gilding. Expect only to have eyes for the sugary treasures made by chef Sylvestre Wahid and his pastry chef Alexis Lecoffre (whose brunch at Brasserie Thomieux is still in our hall of fame).
This glamorous pâtisserie does a beautiful selection of viennoiserie (croissants, pains au chocolat, brioches), fruit tarts and about ten individual cakes. One scan of the counter is enough to see that Wahid likes his fruit: there’s mango cheesecake, apple and ginger tart and fig and rosemary tart. Light pastries are naturally flavoured with honey and fruit concentrate, while others are super creamy. Thomieux’s signature bake, a praline and nut choux bun called the ‘chou-chou,’ made us weak at the knees. Between €5.50 and €6.50 for individual cakes and stretching to €54 for a sesame Paris-Brest for eight people, it seems like a fair price to pay for a slice of heaven.
TRANSLATION: MEGAN CARNEGIE
|Venue name:||Gâteaux Thoumieux||Contact:|
58 rue Saint-Dominique
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 8am-8pm; Sun 8am-6pm|
|Transport:||Metro: La Tour-Maubourg|