Cédric Grolet opened his bakery-patisserie in the Opera neighborhood this November 22, 2019. At 33 years old, the World's Best Pastry Chef 2017 flies while keeping his spot as pastry chef at Le Meurice where he created the art of the fruits.
Open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday, Cédric Grolet bakery seems already validated by fans who queued for hours on the opening day. In this beautiful and clean store, we have bread, viennoiseries, sweets, chocolate, as well as pastries (available from noon) and dishes to enjoy on the spot (or to take away).
To know what pastries are available, look at the outdoor window display, because, inside, no counter nor boards like we can find in other bakeries.
A woman takes order by phone and everything is packed in less than 2 minutes. If you want to enjoy your treat on the spot, you have to say it very quickly, or you could leave with your bag in less time!
Hidden but here, the tea room area expects us on the upper floor. We have 30 seats set around a main counter. For breakfast, the croissant costs 4 euros, the fleur de noisettes 8 euros, the waffle bars 9 euros, the wellness bowl 11 euros, to enjoy with drinks such as hot chocolate for 8 euros and hazelnut milk for 7 euros or a fruit juice for 8 euros.
We order a rayé aux pommes for 5 euros, a hot chocolate for 7 euros and a selection of 5 flans for 25 euros (and they strangely look like pasteis), to take away. Back at the office, we taste and we're delighted, the apple turnover is very smooth and crunchy, the hot chocolate is creamy and flavorful, we never ate such as good pastel (or flan, as you want)!
The afternoon, pastries are available and we make the best of it to have a seat and order a cappuccino served with the famous light and airy Opéra, a delight that reminds us of the chef's famous fruit texture.
We love the fun and laid-back atmosphere of the place where music is also given pride of place.
Let's run to 35 avenue de l'Opéra to discover the chef's wonderful creations and his new festive spot that complete the successful Cedric Grolet’s Le Meurice store.
Starts 22 November 2019
Cédric Grolet Opéra
35 Avenue de l'Opéra
75002 Paris 2
Ouverture le 22 novembre 2019