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Paris: Good casual restaurants / boulangeries near Les Invalides?

Thank you to everyone who gave me feedback on my question about hotels near Rue Cler. I received so many helpful responses and the hands-down winner was Hotel de L'Empereur. I've booked a triple room.

My next question is about food. I know our hotel is very close to Pasco, which sounds like a very good restaurant according to the reviews I've read. The menu looks delicious. It's probably the kind of place my husband, 10-year old daughter and I will visit for a nice lunch or dinner. Can anyone suggest a good place for breakast? We know that Paris isn't a bacon-and-eggs for breakfast place and that omlettes are reserved for the lunch menu. We expect to adapt. I doubt we'll have breakfast at our hotel so I'd like to know where we could find a good boulangerie close to Hotel de L'Empereur.

Thanks in advance!
Greer

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The Rue Cler neighborhood hosts several boulangeries and I hope that you have time to try more than one. Rick mentions Artisan Boulangerie on the street itself, but when I stayed closer to Rue to Grenelle, I used the bakery on that street. Near your hotel, Google maps also shows a place that is attractively named Pain et Chocolat, which advertises breakfasts on the window.

Like anything related to French food, the "best" bakeries are much discussed:

http://parisbymouth.com/paris-bakeries/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/france/parisandaround/10634729/Pariss-best-bakeries.html

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You're correct, that breakfast at the Empereur will be expensive, something like 13 euros per person.
An interview with a Parisienne on Rick's audio-tracks discloses that a French person's typical breakfast is a cafe au lait, croissant and cigarette (the cigarette is optional).
:)

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I am glad you chose Hotel de L'Empereur which Kent and I both suggested. You will love it. Pasco, yes, do go there. It is excellent. For breakfast in that area, you can get the American breakfast (ask for it specifically) of eggs, ham, croissants, juice, and cafe au lait at Cafe Brasserie Aux P.T.T. at 54 Rue Cler. Don't be confused by the "Bar Aux P.T.T. " sign. You are at the right place.