Pain de Sucre opened its doors in 2004, not far from the Pompidou Centre. Owners Didier Mathray (he previously worked for three-Michelin star chef Pierre Gagnaire) and Nathalie Robert offer traditional baked goods as well as what they describe as “pâtisserie nouvelle” — traditional, yet light and innovative pastries.
Their pastries are often compared to small works of art.
House specialities include artisanal marshmallows, mille-feuilles, and “L’état de choc,” an almond and cocoa sponge with creamy hazelnut praline ice cream and dark chocolate.
Pain de Sucre
14, rue Rambuteau, 75003 Paris
Tel. 33 (0)1 45 74 68 92
Métro: Rambuteau or Hôtel de Ville
Hours: Thurs. to Mon. 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (closed Tues. and Wed.)