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Must-try French bakery

Buttery croissants, fresh bread, tarts – plus it’s affordable

The breads at Paris Cape Town are baked fresh using a deck oven (not a rotary oven), as done for ages in France. This French pâtisserie in Sea Point has got everything from truly French croissants and freshly baked bread to Croque Monsieur, a variety of pastries, and more.


Drink coffee and eat your treats indoors or out on the beautiful terrace. Image: Lee William Speechly (@speechlee)

YOU’LL LOVE THE TASTE + THE PRICE

The restaurant, open till early afternoon, is scented by the aroma of freshly baked treats and pastries, all made by French chefs. There’s a variety of tarts too, and eclairs, Mille Feuille, and macaroons. What makes it extra sweet is the price. You can get an Apricot Flower, a flower-shaped pastry with a sweet apricot in the middle, for only R15.


Eating here won’t break the bank; pastry prices start at R15. Image: Lara van Zyl

BUY FRESHLY BAKED BREAD HERE

The pâtisserie bakes everything from baguettes and breadsticks to ciabatta, rye and sourdough, with prices starting from R28.


Freshly baked bread, like baguettes, every day. Image: Lara van Zyl

STAY FOR LUNCH

Take a seat indoors or out on the terrace for lunch. The savoury selection won’t disappoint. The Croque Monsieur is a crowd favourite. A dish that originated in French cafés, it's a fancy version of a ham-and-cheese sandwich (there’s a salmon option). Quiche and toasties are also on the menu.


A Croque Monsieur has crispy cheese covering the outside. Image: Lara van Zyl

WHEN AND WHERE TO GO

Paris Cape Town is open on: Wednesday to Sunday, 7am to 3pm. Get there early, they sell fast. 

Contact them: 076 138 2335 or laurent.bezaudun@gmail.com 

Find them: Sea Point at 267 Main Road

DM on Instagram: @paris_cape_town


These are some of the best buttery croissants in town. Image: Lara van Zyl

By Simone Strydom 

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