Rose Bakery Restaurants in Paris
The Rose bakery now has three different locations in Paris where you can enjoy tea and cakes, salads, quiches, soups and a brunch of a weekend, with the option to eat in or takeaway certain dishes including their pastries and salads.
A bit of history..
An English lady called Rose and her French husband called Jean-Charles opened the original Rose Bakery in 2002 in the 9th Arrondissement with a view to supplying more of an English style of cakes, pastries and other delights.
The produce is fresh from local suppliers and the majority is also organic, which is a rather unusual concept in Paris.
Just like the cheeses that come from Neals Yard dairy in London, which is where they ran a business providing freshly baked cakes, quiches and sandwiches prior to making the move to Paris.
There were many critics that thought the Rose Bakery would not survive, especially when you consider that the couple had no formal training in the food industry. And definitely not like the credentials you get to hear about from many chefs working in numerous establishments and top table gourmet restaurants in Paris.
Yet not only did this little bakery with its small restaurant survive, a few years later, another Rose Bakery opened in the 3rd Arrondissement of Paris, which was followed in 2010 by another that is called the Rose Bakery Culture, and is housed within the art exhibition centre called La Maison Rouge in the 12th Arrondissement.
About the Rose Bakery in Paris
A typically English style bakery and cafe style restaurant, the Rose Bakery venues are small if you wish to enjoy lunch here and reservations are not taken, but there are numerous items including their crunchy fresh salads that you can take away. Yet if you want to eat in or at one of the tables outside, they have become so popular that you may have to wait for a table, but it is worth the wait.
Tea or coffee with a scone are one of the popular choices of a morning, which is when they do all of their baking, and items such as a salmon and dill quiche, carrot cake, the soups, a vegetable quiche, English bread and butter, sponge cakes, etc are normally available from around midday. But they also provide a brunch option at a weekend with traditional delights such as scrambled eggs being available, and this has also become exceedingly popular.
There are a few other items on the menu at the Rose Bakery including their salads, however, these bakeries with their small minimalistic styled restaurants have become so popular that a large proportion of what they have baked that morning has ended up running out by around 3pm. So it wise to get there early for the best selection, but do expect queues, especially during certain times of the year.
Now we mentioned that the Rose Bakery restaurants are minimalistic in their styling, yet the newer addition of the one located within La Maison Rouge art exhibition centre has its decor change around three times a year to coinside with the theme of the exhibitions that are being presented. So, if you want to experience something even more unique, then this is a very good option.
Visiting the Rose Bakery Restaurants in Paris
You will find that the Rose Bakery has different opening times depending upon what one you are visiting, and the husband and wife team can still normally be found at their original bakery and restaurant in the 9th Arrondissement.
To start with, the Rose Bakery on Rue des Martyrs is open on a Tuesday through to a Sunday for lunch only, opening at approximately 11am to midday and normally closing at around 4pm to 5pm. Yet it is always closed on a Monday, and as far as we are aware, they also close in August for their annual holiday, which is the same for many family run businesses and restaurants in Paris. And the nearest Metro station is the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette stop via line 12.
The Rose Bakery located on Rue Debelleyme in the Marais area of the 3rd Arrondissement is actually open the longest from around 9am through to around 6pm or 7pm on a Tuesday through to a Sunday, but is always closed on a Monday, and it has a a twist between Japanese influenced and English dishes. Also, it is in an ideal location close to numerous museums in Paris such as the Musee des Archives Nationales and other tourist attractions, and as for getting to this location, the nearest Metro station is the Filles du Calvaire stop via line 8.
And last but definitely not least, the most recent called the Rose Bakery Culture opened within the La Maison Rouge, which is located on the Boulevard de la Bastille in the 12th Arrondissement. And this is open on a Wednesday through to a Sunday from 11am to 6pm, and here they even have a lunch formula menu with a soup, main course and coffee starting from €12.50 as of 2014. Now getting to this venue is easy via public transport in Paris, and the nearest Metro station to get you close to this cultural venue and restaurant is the Quai de la Rapee stop via line 5. However, the Bastille stop by the Place de la Bastille Square is also within easy reach as is the River Seine with the Batobus water bus, plus within this square you have a Velib station, then across the water to the Gare d’Austerlitz, which is actually right by the Jardin des Plantes.
Address and Contact Details
46 Rue des Martyrs
Ile de France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 42 82 12 80
30 Rue Debelleyme
Ile de France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 49 96 54 01
Rose Bakery Culture
La Maison Rouge
10 Boulevard de la Bastille
Ile de France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 46 28 21 14
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