A cake with a story… Paris-Brest is a very tasty pastry, whose origin is of course linked to cycling.
In reference to the old Paris-Brest-Paris race, this sweetness is round and hollow in its center like a bicycle wheel. In a classic way, this edible bicycle wheel reaches 20 cm in diameter: a family cake sold as is or by the cut. More and more frequently, Paris-Brest comes in the form of small individual pastries.
Sweet walk in Brest
Made from choux pastry, such as éclairs, nuns or Saint-Honoré, Paris-Brest is topped with a praline cream. The pastry chefs add very crunchy slivered almonds. It happens that some show originality and creativity concerning the filling of the cake: the cream can be butter or whipped like a light mousseline.
A touch of rum sometimes enhances the smoothness of the praline, it’s all a matter of taste! Whatever your preferences, there is no shortage of good tea rooms in Brest. You can taste your favorite version of Paris-Brest there. The take-out option also exists and concerns the no less excellent Brest pastries.
Pastry shop – Lallemand tea room
This is an institution in the city! Created in 1923, this establishment known to all gourmets in the area has unparalleled know-how. Recipes for traditional cakes are passed down from generation to generation. Located at 39 rue Traverse, this tea room is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. On Sundays, you can also take a Paris-Brest break with a hot drink, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
The Tea Taste: authenticity and quality
This bright and welcoming space offers generous portions of cakes made on site. Less sweet than average pastries are also available. Savor your share of paris-brest in the tea room area at 33 rue Jean Macé or take it away to eat at home! Le Goût Thé is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m.
The Habit Makes the Me
This puff pastry bar masters the production of Paris-Brest, to be enjoyed on the spot with a tea or coffee. More surprisingly, makeover services are offered behind the tea room, at 20 bis rue de Siam. The establishment opens its doors on Mondays, from 2 to 7 p.m. From Tuesday to Saturday inclusive, L’Habit fait le Moi welcomes you from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Fifty-Fifty: for bargain hunters
Do you like Paris-Brest and flea markets? With its vintage decor, this tea room will delight you. Discover his homemade pastries at 22 rue Boussingault. It is also possible to buy cups or an antique chic teapot! Fifty-Fifty is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Baker’s House: a classic
At 2 rue des Halles Saint-Louis, in the heart of the covered market, the authentic flavor of traditional pastries like Paris-Brest awaits you. La Maison du Boulanger also has a tea room. Meet in this haven of indulgence on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Saturday, the tea room is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All you have to do is test … and compare!
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