Tasty bread with quality ingredients? This is Kamel Saci’s bet, an entrepreneur who took over Léonie Bakery in December 2019. Looking for a place to launch his business in Les Batignolles area, he had his heart set on this address that is ideally located, with dream kitchen, but a bad reputation. Going for it, he proposed the former bakers to take their business over, and it paid off!
Léonie Bakery returned in December 2019 with classics of the local bakery, bur revisited in a qualitative version. To do so, Saci combed producers he knows. From organic flour to reasoned farming, crushed with a millstone, and quality yeast for a light and mouthwatering break. The beautiful display of breads is a dream. One sets about imagining the taste of the Gascon, the Saint-Augustin, and beautiful pieces leaving by the quarter or half. We had our heart set on the Tordu du Gers that tasted super good, sold €1.50 for 350g.
Moving on to viennoiseries, Léonie provides us with a wonderful window with really flaky pains au chocolat, as well as cinnamon rolls, babka, Swiss breads, Kouign Amman, and small sugar buns for a very reasonable cost. Cookies, chocolate cakes, brownies, cakes, and financiers make our heads spin. Everything looks tasty, and what we tested tasted was balanced, really enjoyable!
Especially since besides, there are desserts, including pastries. Classics such as flan, éclair, Paris-Brest, lemon tart, pecan pie, or tropézienne, as well as rather fun revisits including pistachio pie, chocolate-caramel pie, rice pudding and Catalan cream. Allow about €6 for a very indulging pastry.
And as in all quality local bakeries, Léonie provides you with homemade sandwiches made with good break: veal scallop sandwich with baguette for €6, pastrami sandwich with Viennese bread for €7, available with salmon, and more unique, a sweet potato version for €6 for veggies. We tried the pastrami and the sweet potato sandwiches, and they were very hearty for such a small cost, and they were surprisingly light (perhaps to make sure there is room left for dessert). Two main courses of the day are also provided, simple but effective, we love it!
In other words, this is a great local bakery that can be proud of enjoying a beautiful – even though small – room. A brunch offering will be soon provided, even though you can already make it at home with a nice assortment.
Dates and Opening Time
From 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021
96 Rue de Lévis
75017 Paris 17
Horaires : 7h30-20h du mardi au samedi, 8h-14h dimanche