St-Germain-des-Prés: Poilâne, and Cuisine de Bar

This morning I ate breakfast at Poilâne, an 80-year-old boulangerie, in St-Germain-des-Prés. First I had an apple turnover, and then I tried the raisin bread. I had heard that the cafe next door uses the sourdough from Poilâne for its tartines, but I was unable to find any sourdough, and asking for it in French didn't yield any better results, probably because I don't speak French. It was my first of two failed attempts at buying sourdough bread today; however, I returned a few hours later to order a tartine at Cuisine de Bar, the cafe next door, so eventually I did get my sourdough, and it was, like pretty much everything else I ate today, well above par.

I ordered the lunch set at Cuisine de Bar: red wine, coconut-carrot soup, and a tartine with miche au levain toastée, mayonnaise, pastrami de bæuf, roquette et tomates séchés (toasted sourdough bread, beef pastrami, mustard mayonnaise, rocket and sundried tomatoes).

Poilâne, a well-known boulangerie in St-Germain-des-Prés.

Everything at Poilâne is packaged quite nicely, and its affordable (1€ for the raisin bread, €0.70 for the apple turnover).

Raisin bread at Poilâne.

Coconut-carrot soup. The smallest bowl of soup I've ever been served. That ocean of soup was about 4mm deep.

Cuisine de Bar: Miche au levain toastée, mayonnaise, pastrami de bæuf, roquette et tomates séchés.