Yann Couvreur is the young pastry chef we love a lot. After working for the Park Hyatt, the Burgundy and even the Prince de Galles, he continues his ascent and opens a second pastry shop located rue des Rosiers within walking distance from Saint-Paul and the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville.
This brand-new place to be gives pride of place to take-away products. Not less than 4 selling corners are available in this long shop. First things first, on the left, you will find viennoiseries including the famous kouign-amann and the chef’s rolled brioches. Far left, a showcase presents fresh salads, fresh juices, gazpachos, fruit salads and desserts. What about taking your time, sitting back and relaxing whilst sipping a cup of tea or coffee on site or to take away? This is the perfect place to come for breakfast.
Then, we keep following the showcase in the middle presenting the chef’s gourmet pastries of the moment. We find the famous rectangular éclairs, the absolute delightful lemon tart and the famous praline Merveille. But let’s not forget novelties such as the light apricot cheesecake, the pistachio-cherry Merveille or the peach Baba. You want to eat all of them right away and trust us, they are to die for.
Facing the counter, a few seats await us along the shop window. But there is also a terrace in front of the shop, facing the pedestrian street.
From the shop and from the street, we can glance at the kitchen and how this gourmet treats are prepared. On the far right, there are not one but two take-away counters. In this pastry shop, street food is given pride of place. It is not a surprise that Yann Couvreur decided to play the take-away card when you know that rue des Rosiers is very well known to be the stronghold of take-away falafels.
Because he is used to prepare dessert on order, he promotes his famous “fugues” more than anything else. Fugues are desserts he prepares on order. So, queuing for long minutes to get your sweet treat is now over. You can come, order and go and this will only take a few minutes. Vanilla Napoleons, fruit pavlovas, and other seasonal desserts await you. Say goodbye to the never-ending crepes and waffles.
On the far left, the second take-away counter opens onto another novelty: homemade ice creams and sorbets! Verbena-strawberry, chocolate-fleur de sel, lime-mint and even mango-cilantro are among the seasonal flavors you will find. These gourmet and homemade ice creams thought up by the chef are all yours.
In short, what are you waiting for to treat yourself?
Yann Couvreur, pastry shop and tearoom
23 rue des Rosiers 75004 Paris
Open daily from 10 a.m.
Yann Couvreur Pâtisserie rue des Rosiers
23 Rue des Rosiers
75004 Paris 4
pâtisseries: 5-8 €
éclairs: 6 €
desserts minute: 10 €