Gontran Cherrier: Bread of the Future

 

Hi there. Just a quick warning: this post will be fairly short and probably more entertaining than educational. But, today, I just wanted to write a post about my favorite bakery in Paris. It's called Gontran Cherrier. Do you love bread? I'm not talking about the "yeah-I-like-to-eat-it"-type. I'm talking about the kind where you would be okay using a loaf as a pillow in the hopes that, overnight, you may experience osmosis, in which case, you would become part bread, part human. You can also consider yourself a bread devotee if you're like this girl who loves to smash her face into bread. I truly respect her choice of pastime. Well, if you truly love bread, you should definitely visit Gontran Cherrier if you're in Paris. Actually, even if you aren't a bread fanatic, you should still go. 




Address: 22 Rue Caulaincourt, Montmartre, 18ème

Recommendations:

  • Kouign Amann

  • Melon Bread

  • Baguette

  • Tandoori Chicken Sandwich with Paprika Bread

  • Squid Ink Bun Sandwich

  • Jambon-Beurre Sandwich

  • Ham, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion Sandwich

  • Croissant 

Tandoori Chicken Sandwich with Paprika Bread at Gontran Cherrier in Paris

My first order was a Tandoori Chicken Sandwich with Paprika Bread. It was gorgeous. The brightly powdered bread was so fluffy that I just wanted to use it to build a little Paprika Bread bed and nap for a while. 


Melon Bread at Gontran Cherrier in Paris

I also got a Melon bread that was apparently made with lemon instead of melon. What a puzzle! 


Kouign Amann at Gontran Cherrier in Paris

For the last "dish" of my three-course breakfast, I got a Salted Caramel Kouign Amann (pronounced "QUEEN-AMAHN"). This was probably the best Kouign Amann that I've ever tasted. It kind of reminds me of a luscious, caramelized croissant with cascading sheets of buttery goodness. You need this in your life. 


Croissant at Gontran Cherrier in Paris

TIPS: This location receives a lot of traffic so if you're looking to get a warm, fresh batch of baguette, you should wait for them to refill the baguette basket. There also isn't very much seating so plan accordingly.