Top 10 Bakeries in Montmartre and What to Order Where
Nothing says artists village quite like a French bakery on every corner. Montmartre is abundant in boulangeries and patisseries that produce hundreds of fresh treats by the hour.
Montmartre is a hillside village that is spread across the main hill in the 18th arrondissement. These winding streets see a lot of foot traffic due to the many attractions that there are to see here: Montmartre Cemetery, the Salvador Dali Museum, the Sacre Coeur Basilica and the Place du Tertre to name a few.
Eventually all of the tourists and free guided walking tours that pass through need to stop and refuel. Bakeries make for a quick “in ’n out” refreshment experience, here are ten of the best in the Montmartre area and exactly what you should order from each.
1. Le Grenier a Pain in Montmartre
38 rue des Abbesses
This bakery is well known around the streets of Montmartre as it is one of the only ones to have ever won best croissant and best baguette in Paris on two separate occasions. This occurred back in 2010 and 2015.
The bakery is near the lower end of the hill, about a two minute walk from the Abbesses metro stop.
What to order: Obviously the croissants and baguettes are a safe bet, being award winners and all. However I can’t get enough of their coffee eclairs.
2. Boulangerie Alexine in Montmartre
40 Rue Lepic
Another Montmartre award winner situated just a short walk away from the last bakery, Alexine is the local favorite for baked goods in this arrondissement.
Their baguettes always place in the annual baguette competition held in Paris. Being an institution to this area, Alexine has not let fame affect the affordability of their menu.
What to order: Their vanilla diamond shortbread
3. Pain Pain in Montmartre
88 Rue des Martyrs
Also two minutes from the Abbesses stop, Pain Pain is a charming little bakery that is almost always busy, which is a good sign when it comes to edible things in Paris.
This was probably one of the best croissants I’ve had sine living in this city, though this isn’t even what brings me back to Pain Pain when in Montmartre. The coffee isn’t great, don’t be alarmed.
What to order: The speculoos eclair — trust me!
4. Les Petits Mitrons in Montmartre
26 Rue Lepic
Les Petits Mitrons can be found close to the main entrance to the Montmartre Cemetery near the western side of the hill.
What makes this bakery so unique is that despite its success, all of the pastries and treats are made early every morning by the owners themselves. Everything is served warm and with a smile.
What to order: The chocolate pistachio pastry or any of the fruit tarts!
5. Gontran Cherrier in Montmartre
22 Rue Caulaincourt
Further up the hill the Gontran Cherrier is the local spot to get fresh bread baked daily. While the breads are definitely this bakeries strength, they also seem to have perfected the traditional French croissant and the perfect flake.
The question that the staff get asked here most frequently: do you ship internationally?
What to order: The croissants, of course.
6. Boulangerie Raphaelle in Montmartre
1 Rue Feutrier
You’ll find Raphaelle on the side of Montmartre hill nestled underneath a building that is popular on the Airbnb rental site. Residents of this area hold Raphaelle close to their hearts as their local stop for bread and treats.
You can’t miss it, the red walls work in contrast to the traditional white building above.
What to order: The eclairs
7. Le Pétrin Médiéval in Montmartre
31 Rue Henry Monnier
A charming little gem where I’ve noticed patrons to be specifically loyal to. Many visit daily either on their way to work or en route home.
What to order: The chocolate croissants or macarons
8. Le Fournil du Village in Montmartre
12 Place Jean Baptiste Clement
Just a stones throw from the Place du Tertre, this bakery makes for the perfect little escape when it comes time for lunch in Montmartre.
Unlike other bakeries in this area, this one has ample seating space where you can properly enjoy a meal followed by a baked treat. I really enjoy the soup here, though I know this is not a very good reason to visit a specific bakery.
The outside of the store is particularly photogenic and looks like the bakery you’d find in a Disney fairytale village.
What to order: Any of the baguettes
9. Coquelicot in Montmartre
24 rue des Abbesses
The Coquelicot is a bakery/cafe hybrid that serves both fresh baked goodness and homestyle meals from their menu. This is one of the best places to find food near the I Love You Wall in Montmartre, you may also consider getting take aways and enjoying your eats by the wall instead.
If there is one thing I can sniff out a mile away it’s almond croissants. My one true weakness. These are the best I’ve found in this part of town — you’re welcome.
What to order: Almond croissant
10. La Galette des Moulins in Montmartre
1 Rue Norvins
The Galette des Moulins is the only bakery near the Sacre Coeur worth braving the crowds for in my opinion. It is a beautiful little hideaway that has a terrace area in the back — you’ll want to sit here if you are dining in.
The almond croissants are almost always sold out so I’ve tried most of the items on this menu to compensate.
What to order: The croque monsieur or the quiche.