Oozing with charm and delicious pastries, Le Boulanger des Invalides Jocteur is now on the top of my list of great spots to grab breakfast in Paris. Part of the thing I love most about Paris is finding new places to enjoy my favorite thing here—the food! Although Paris is known for its pastries, not all patisseries here are created equal. Luckily, I have an awesome pastry chef friend (check out her blog here) to show me the best of the best in the pastry world.
We headed over to Le Boulanger des Invalides Jocteur for breakfast before going to the Musée Rodin and right upon entering fell in love. The boulanger–patisserie-café is instantly charming with its pink walls, marble counter tops, and overflowing shelves of pastries on display. The large array of beautifully presented pastries makes it hard to narrow down what you want to get.
We eventually decided on a couple of mini pains au chocolat, a croissant, a chocolate and pear tart, an apple tart, and of course, hot chocolate. While I don’t think it was the best pain au chocolat I have had, I loved the flaky, buttery croissant. The tarts looked rustic compared to most typical French tarts but were absolutely wonderful. I always enjoy the pear-chocolate combo and I thought Le Boulanger did a great job.
The hot chocolate was among Paris’ best. They say you know if it is good hot chocolate if it sticks to the spoon and Le Boulanger’s hot chocolate passed the test! Thick, creamy, and perfect amount of sweetness made this hot chocolate a perfection addition to my already tasty breakfast.
The charming atmosphere, scrumptious pastries, and reasonable prices at Le Boulanger des Invalides Jocteur make this a wonderful spot to enjoy breakfast and warm up with some hot chocolate.
Address: 14 Avenue de Villars, 75007 Paris
Metro: Saint-François-Xavier (line 13)