While on the Historic Paris Walk we happened upon a new patisserie on the Left Bank. Only open for 2 weeks it's owned and run by a young American expat named Jackie and her partner the patissier. It's called A.Lacroix, located on the corner of Rue du Haut Pave' and Quai de Montebello. The pastries are works of art, the macarons are to die for, and they make their own ice cream. Kid-friendly, they have a little play area and some toys and books. They also make little quiches for a savory snack. Definitely worth a visit!
This sounds lovely. I'll make sure to check in out when I'm in Paris in October. Little quiches and macarons will definitely get my attention!
This is robbie's first posting on the weekend on this site. Can we trust him? her? Or is it some buzz marketing for the new patisserie? We will be there in less than a month. If we have time, may be we can find it and check it out. Till then - who knows???
This is Robbie, short for Roberta. I have NO connection with the patisserie. It was just a lucky find. The owner/operator was so enjoyable and the food so delicious that I told her I'd pass the word along to others.
Thanks, Robbie, for the recommendation.
I'll definitely check it out when I'm in Paris in November. It's not far from my hotel ... would it be a comfortable place for breakfast one morning?
Thank you for the heads' up, Robbie! I'm always on the lookout for a "fabulous patisserie" in Paris and happily take recommendations from those who have tried them out first.
Just wondering about the baseline that you are using. How do their macarons and pastries compare to Jacque Genin, Pierre Herme, La Patisserie de Reve, Des Gateaux et du Pain, Sébastien Gaudard, Sadaharu Aoki, and Jean Paul Hevan. These are considered the top end patisseries in Paris. As you know, there is a patisserie and boulangerie on every block in Paris. Just wondering worth a try next time we are there. Thanks.
I volunteer to do a taste comparison to David's recommendations next month. Will report back in March.