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801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
+1 202-525-4500
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“baguette” (46 reviews)
“sandwiches” (85 reviews)
“macaroons” (33 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ducked in this place by accident just to get out of the rain - turns out the baked goods are amazing. You cannot miss these Macaroons.

Thank Don O
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

A friend suggested this place to eat breakfast, but then he didn’t order food... Anyway, my quiche was OK, but small, somewhat burnt crust and double what I would expect to pay. The milk in the cafe au lait tasted burned. I guess I wasn’t...More

Thank Catriona R
Reviewed 9 April 2018

I go here every year with some students and we love it! The service is excellent and everything I've tried is very, very good!

Thank Teresa E
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Paul was suggested to us after our Segway tour on a chilly day. Pastries were scrumptious and the hot beverages hot the spit. We did a lot of tasting this weekend but we all agree that Paul was the treat of the weekend!

Thank mkrdvm
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Nice friendly spot to stop for a coffee or quick sandwitch...quickly served... very good coffee and delicious croissants. All the sandwitchs are mouth watering ..

Thank Fiumes61
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Washington DC has a bakery on almost every corner but Paul seems like the most authentically French. I know this is considered heresy, especially in France, but I love the food, the coffee is great, and the patisserie c’est parfaitement française. Based on the endless...More

Thank groupwww
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Our party of eight stopped in here to get an afternoon snack after walking through all of the monuments in the morning. We got the lemon meringue tart, apple almond tart, blueberry tart, chocolate ganache cake, and more and we loved everything. We would definitely...More

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Great coffee / pastry bar with yummy European style sandwiches for lunch. Limited seating indoors, but when nice outside has a great outdoor seating area.

Thank DKPil
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a baguette lunch. Lovely tasty bread and fillings. Only one slight downer was the price. Expensive at $20+ for 2 small/medium rolls with drinks for a quick lunch but it is Washington.

Thank Garden3
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I had a breakfast baguette and a mini pain au chocolate with a cafe au lait. Everything was awesome! Highly recommend.

Thank MJ1266
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The phone number posted here is incorrect. It should read 202-524-4655. The Sunday hours are 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2615
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-525-4500
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