The French Bastards is the brand-new bakery-patisserie enlivening the Oberkampf neighborhood. We had a go to discover the place managed by Julien, Emmanuel and David, three young bakers and pâtissiers, and to discover their sweet and savory creations. We tell you everything.
First things first, let’s speak about the savory offer, we enjoy breads, of course, including the house signature baguette, the Bâtarde, homemade salads (cabbage, arugula, raisins, pine nuts, iceberg salad, chicken, parmesan, croutons) and hearty sandwiches prepared on the spot with seasonal ingredients thoroughly selected.
Excluding the traditional baguette, flours used are organic and breads are made with natural yeast. The house also has a lunch set menu for €9.80 including drink and €11.80 including dessert. You’ll eat your fill with beautiful and hearty portions.
The bakery-patisserie tends to use as many sourced and nice produces as possible. PDO butter comes from Poitou-Charentes, ham from Prince de Paris, free range and red label chicken, mozzarella di Campana comes from Sicily, mayonnaise is homemade, cream cheese as well with Brillat-Savarin… in other words, only good things!
An irresistible item at The French Bastards, the Focaccia with sundried tomatoes, a feast of good food and flavors.
As for the sweet offer, The French Bastards includes two parts. First, the viennoiseries, the bakery offers classics (but oh-so delicious) such as croissants, pains au chocolat, chaussons aux pommes, pains aux raisins. The other part features mouthwatering cookies, brownies, cakes. With a semi-reversed turning and tasty raw materials, it’s the best!
But we also discover more original viennoiseries such as cruffins, a muffin made of croissant dough filled with caramel or lemon and topped with meringue. And most of all, the incredible babkas, these Polish chocolate brioches we enjoyed straight out of the oven, an experience we highly recommend!
As for pastries, The French Bastards doesn’t spare any expense! Gourmet people will be delighted to find a nice selection of classic pastries (éclairs, vanilla custard tarts or praline custard tarts) as well as pastries created by the house such as the surprising and signature tart lychee-hibiscus, a Mont-Blanc revisited with coconut and chestnut or a clementine-pistachio tart that is very refreshing.
The place also offers a lovely selection of teas from Palais des Thés and an exquisite blend from L’Arbre à Café.
As you get it, if you crave something sweet or savory, you have to go visit The French Bastards!
From 11 January 2019 to 31 December 2019
The French Bastards
61 Rue Oberkampf
75011 Paris 11
Ouvert du lundi au vendredi de 7h30 à 20h30 et le week-end de 8h30 à 20h
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