Hi, it’s me Marimonda!
Today, I’d like to introduce you KL pâtisserie, one of the best pastry stores in Paris. France is known for its dessert, so many people come to Paris to study pastry. One of my friends also studied pastry in Paris and worked here for about year. Before she go back to her homeland, she wanted to visit all famous pastry shops in Paris, and I was lucky to accompany with her.
The atmosphere of the salon was quiet. Since I am used to a coffee shop like Starbucks where everyone chats and full of energy and noise, this place seemed quite calm and tranquil. I saw other people having a coffee break , and everything was so organized. It looks like a high-end patisserie, but also a very comfy place to chill out.
It’s grey-based store with golden color highlights. The store looks bigger than it is thanks to its open kitchen. You might able to see the chef and his team baking there. When you get into the store the server will come and introduce you a table. It was my first time (and the last time so far) to visit here, thus I didn’t know what was famous and which dessert I should try. So I went to the vitrine to look at some desserts and I decided what to order.
Menu and Service
The server was very kind. If you’re not sure what to have, s.he will suggest something based on your taste. This place is known for its fig tart(Fichi viola) , so we ordered one. We also ordered a mirabelle tart (tarte mirabelle) because it’s the seasonal fruit. For coffees, we ordered allongé, a french style americano with less water.
The coffee was nothing special. You could find the better one in other coffee shops, but this is not a place specialized in coffee. Thus, it was okay. The tower of sugar caught my eyes. It was fun and unique way to offer sugar for your coffee. It was fun but less practical because if you want bigger or smaller sugar (or even white or brown one) than the one on the top, it was hassle to get it.
The tarts were successful. You can feel the generosity of the chef by looking at the amount of the fruit. Thanks to the massive amount of the fruit, the tarts were not that sweet and I loved them. Personally, I preferred the mirabelle tart because it had a bit more crunchy texture than fig tart.
Both tarts were not super pricey ( € 6) considering the quality of the food. I think it’s because the pastry store is located in the 17th arrondissement, which is little bit away from the touristic area (about 20 mins by foot from the Arc de Triomphe). With one allongé, I paid less than €10 which is reasonable price in a decent cafe here.
Overall, it’s worth visiting here if you’d like to experience a great dessert. Especially, the chef Kevin Lacote seems like one of the best pastry chefs in Paris. After seeing his experiences, now I know why my friend wanted to come here. The chef has an impressive career that all patissier would dream of. My point is, if you’re studying or interested in pastry world, it’s a must-visit place in Paris.
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Address : 78 avenue de Villiers 75017 Paris
Hours : 9 a.m. – 7 : 30 p.m. (Tue.-Fri.) / 9:30 a.m. – 7 : 30 p.m. (Sat.) / 9 : 30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Sun.)