107, RenAi Rd, Sec 4
Hours: 8 am-10 pm
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge.
119 years ago, in a town called Croix in Lille in northern France, a French family owned a bakery that they named "Paul". Now a bakery a chain with close to 500 world-wide branches, Paul is finally opening a Taiwan flagship store in Taipei. Located on the traffic circle on RenAi Road, the bakers at Paul are known for following the simplest, most natural steps to making their breads and other treats. Sticking to a century of tradition, Paul's bread-making process takes seven hours from start to finish and incorporates only the finest ingredients, like Camp Remy (winter rye), natural yeast, sea salt, pure animal butter from Brittany, French water, and sugar beets. Paul's menu sections include Les Pains, Viennoiserie, Pain Flamand, and Patisserie. They make over 100 breads and desserts, at least eight times a day. They also sell traditional deli-style foods, such as quiche, pate, sandwiches and salads. --By Josie Wu, translated by Ann Lee