This bakery, founded in 1999 in the premises formerly occupied by popular longtime neighbourhood baker, Monsieur Louis, specialises in organic breads and succulent fruit tarts.
In 2006 it was bought by Monsieur Chihab Kacemi, who grew up in the family boulangerie in Lyon.
Working with the latter are boulanger Marc Barbonnat, a graduate of Ecole Ferrandi, and pâtissier Monsieur Marandon, the former owner for 20 years of the famous Bonbonnière de Buci.
Over the years, Le Boulanger de Monge has supplied bread to such high-end restaurants as Joël Robuchon and Le Grand Véfour.
From the original store on rue de Monge, the company has expanded to two other locations in Paris, a few streets away on rue de la Clef, and in the Montorgueil area.
In January 2012, Le Figaro selected Le Boulanger de Monge as having the best apple tart in Paris (Meilleure tartelette aux pommes).
Le Boulanger de Monge
123, rue Monge, 75005 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 43 37 54 20
Hours: Tues. to Sun. 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (closed Sun.)
48, rue de la Clef, 75005 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 47 07 28 19
Métro: Place Monge
Hours: Fri. to Wed. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (closed Thurs.)
53, rue Montorgueil, 75002 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 42 33 31 05
Métro: Sentier or Etienne-Marcel
Hours: Tues. to Sun. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (closed Mon.)