A little further into the Marais, just off the Place de la Republique, there is a store that is a must-visit for all bread lovers.
That’s Boulangerie Utopie.
Although the store is small, it is always crowded with many customers.
His ability has earned him the title of number one in various French magazines as well as being a TV champion.
Not only the baguettes and croissants, but also the various sweets are of a very high standard, and I highly recommend that you make time to visit this store.
address：20 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris, France
Business hours: Tuesday – Sunday 07:00~20:00
Nearest station： Oberkampf Line5 Line9
Features of Boulangerie Utopie
The bakery has won the 2016 La meilleure boulangerie de France, the most delicious bakery in France.
Since it’s such a great bakery, I wondered if it had a long history, but to my surprise, it opened in 2014.
The store was established by Erwan Blanche and Sebastien Bruno.
It has a chic look that you might pass by while walking around looking for it.
If you don’t look carefully, you would never guess that it is a bakery.
The French classic eclair also looks very tasty.
The cakes are also very tasty and well received.
The cheesecake was also very tasty with a unique texture.
The area around the cash register is a bread corner.
Moelleux chocolat is placed casually, but is quite delicious.
I’m glad that the price is reasonable.
A very simple bread.
If you are tired of croissants and baguettes, this is also a good choice.
The slightly sweet croissant amandes can be eaten as a snack.
Madeleines are also available.
This is also a recommended product.
Cookies are also highly recommended.
Surprisingly, people don’t pay attention to the cookies from bakeries in Paris, but they are insanely delicious.
(Must be from a good bakery, of course.)
And what I bought this time was a croissant.
As they say, the level is as expected.
The butter flavor is also very strong.
The simple yet moist and not too sweet taste of chocolate is indescribable, and I highly recommend this product.
It’s hard to tell how big it is from the picture, but it was quite large.
I’ve been to Utopie many times and have eaten many different kinds of breads, and I’ve never been disappointed.
I also found out that one of the secrets of the deliciousness of BOULANGERIE-UTOPIE is the use of a BONGARD oven.
(And it’s ORION.)
Nowadays, this oven is indispensable for a good bakery.
Depending on the time of day, the store may be very crowded and it may be difficult to browse through the merchandise, so it may be best to visit during the day or evening.
How was it?
The overall rating is as follows on a 5-point list.
Store clerk : ★★★★★
Ease of purchase: ★★★☆☆
The taste is unquestionably perfect.
The cakes were delicious as well as the breads.
Although it is a small store, it has a lot of variety and I would like to continue further research.
To be honest, the exterior looks like it’s not that great anymore.
It doesn’t look like much from the street, and I don’t think I would have thought to enter without prior information.
The inside view is also quite normal.
And it’s small, so it’s not very comfortable.
There are a few counters for eat-in.
Prices are reasonable overall.
The clerk was very nice.
The female clerks have been especially kind to me.
The ease of purchase is rated this way because the store is small and it is difficult to choose products when other customers are in the store.
The location is a short walk from the Oberkampf metro station, so if you have business in the Marais, you should have no problem finding it.
The Marais area is a fierce battleground for good bakeries, so it is quite difficult to decide which one to go to.
Also, if you are here on a short sightseeing trip, you will have limited opportunities to eat, so it will be difficult to decide.
This is one of the bakeries that I would definitely recommend in such a fiercely competitive area, so please make it a point to visit at your convenience.
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