The crème de la crème
For who? Lovers of fruit puddings, subtleties and a dash of sugar
What to order? They offer different things according to the season – all the more reasont to come regularly
Where? 63 boulevard Pasteur, 15th
When? Mon-Sat 9am-8pm. Sun 9am-6pm
For who? Fans of delicious confectionary cakes
What to order? La Goutte d’Or
Where? 183 rue Marcadet, 18th
When? Tues-Sat 8am-7.30pm, Sun 8am-2pm. Cakes from 10am.
For who? Big kids who love cakes but not sugar
What to order? The Plume
Where? 54 rue Saint-Placide, 6th
When? Tues-Sun, 10am-7pm
For who? Fans of reality TV
What to order? The equinox and its mysterious ashen look
Where? 133 rue de Sèvres, 6th
When? Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-7pm
For who? Local Parisians who wonder where the great neighbourhood patisseries have gone
What to order? The Japanese Mont Yakuzi
Where? 85bis rue de Charenton, 12th
Where? Mon-Sun, 7am-8pm. Closed Wednesdays.
For who? Those of you that want to try your pastries in the sun
What to order? the tiny Madagascan vanilla patisserie
Where? 137 avenue Parmentier, 10th
When? Daily, 8am-8pm
For who? Those who prefer their Dad's tarte aux pommes over a patisserie dessert
What to order? The Kara Damia tartlette
Where? 78 avenue de Villiers, 17th
When? Mon-Fri, 8.45am-7.30pm. Sat, 9.30am-7.30pm. Sun&Mon, 10am-6pm.
For who? People who dream of sugary delicacies
What to order? The sesame éclair
Where? 20 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 11th
When? Tues-Sun, 7am-8pm
For who? Sugar, cream and butter lovers – not to mention caramel
What to order? The caramelised pear
Where? 67 rue Saint-Dominique, 7th
When? Mon-Fri, 7.30am-7.30pm. Sat, 9am-7.30pm. Sun, 9am-7pm
For who? Greedy poets
What to order? The melt-in-the-mouth Paris-Brest
Where? 111 rue de Longchamp, 16th
When? Tues-Fri, 10am-7pm. Sat, 9am-7pm. Sun, 9am-2pm.
For who? Éclair fanatics
What to order? The caramel butter salted éclair
Where? 14 rue Pavée, 4th
When? Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm. Sat-Sun, 10am-7.30pm
What to order? The Miss K chocolate
Where? 8 rue du Vieux-Colombier, 6th
What to order? A millefeuille or an éclair
Where? 40 boulevard Raspail, 7th
What to order? The signature chocolate chip cookie
Where? 71 rue Greneta, 2nd
What to order? The canelé surprise
Where? 35 avenue de l’Opéra, 2e
What to order? The tarte tatin
Where? 7 rue Antoine Vollon, 12th
Not full yet? Top 3 afternoon teas in Paris
What to order? A royal spread of pastries arranged on a board made of chocolate.
Where? 33 Avenue George V, 8th.
When? Every day from 3pm-6pm (except Sunday from 4pm-6pm).
What to order? ALL the cakes, oh and the scones and some good finger sandwiches too...
Where? 228 rue de Rivoli, 1th.
When? Every day from 3:30pm-6pm.
What to order? The chocolate macaroons, as decadent as they come.
Where? 112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 8th.
When? Every day from 3pm-6pm.