Paris Restaurant & Bakery Recommendations

Our family loves offering suggestions of where to eat in Paris. After all, it is our favorite thing to do while in Paris. We hope you will find these suggestions helpful if you find yourself in Paris. Bon Appétit!

Pâtisseries in Paris

Of course this list could go on and on! My husband makes fun of me and says I collect pastries, and I do! I buy them all day long and at the end of the day sit down and eat them and I always buy more than I can eat. They’re all so beautiful!


  • Delicious ice cream on l’île St Louis. Worth the wait!

Blé Sucré

  • A favorite for croissants.

Jacques Genin

  • We went here for the first time in 2019 and had some of the best chocolates and caramels ever. It’s an experience!


  • Iconic and certainly worth the visit.
  • The location on the Champs-Élysées has a bar in the back which is fun.

L’Éclair de Génie

  • Delicious and beautiful eclairs.
  • Multiple locations throughout Paris.

Pierre Hermé

  • Famous for his pastries and macarons.
  • Multiple locations throughout Paris.


  • The best cream puffs ever! You absolutely cannot miss a visit to Popelini.
  • Multiple locations throughout Paris.

Yann Couvreur

  • Some of the best pastries I’ve ever had. The kouglof à la fleur d’oranger is incredible!

Restaurants in Paris

This list could also be endless! I highly recommend reservations whenever possible.

Breizh Café

  • A great place to go for crêpes and galettes.

Chez Janou

  • I first came here in college when I lived in Paris and enjoy going back each time I visit, especially on a rainy day or Sunday afternoon.

Chez Paul

Jules Verne

  • My parents have been twice for lunch and each time rave about it!
  • At the Eiffel Tower with incredible views.

La Bourse et La Vie

  • We’ve been for lunch on a few different trips and it’s always delicious. It’s cozy and has a classic French feel.

Le Bon Georges

  • We had lunch here with my parents and Charlotte and it was really very good. Just look at her children’s meal!

Le Cafe d’Angel

  • We first came here in 2005 and again in 2017. It was great both times!

Le Wilson

  • We stumbled upon this restaurant one morning and came back a second time! Typically I would think it was a “tourist trap” but we were hungry and needed a place to eat and I’m so glad we stopped! The orange juice was freshly squeezed, Charlotte loved the chocolat chaud.


Pizza Chic

  • Great pizza and appetizers if you’re looking for something different.


L’Avant le Comptoir du Marché and L’Avant Comptoir de la Mer

  • Wine Bars