Delicious French Treats and Baking Bread at the New PAUL Bakery



THE word on every fellow foodies mouth. But rightly so. All foodies and non foodies alike are very excited because the very first Paul has opened in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.

PAUL is a family owned French bakery-restaurant whose finest baking traditions and savoir-faire have been passed down over five generations. They have outlets in 36 countries worldwide and now we have our very own in South Africa. It will have an 180 seater restaurant offering typical café fare sandwiches, salads, soups and more. With a glass window into the kitchen you’ll also be able to watch all the delicious breads being baked.

As you walk into the restaurant, a pastry cabinet filled with an array of delectable French treats will welcome you. Croissants, eclairs, macarons, fruit tarts and palmiers to name a few. Every sweet tooth will be satisfied.

Some of the breakfast dishes include omelettes, french toast, eggs benedict and filled crepes. The lunch and menu dinner is filled with french onion soup, savoury pancakes, baguettes, confit fuck, coq au vin, and potato gratin.  

baking bread with master baker, Richard Blades

At the media launch of this restaurant, the other day, we were given the opportunity to bake bread with Master Baker, Richard Blades. Richard Blades has made two television shows with celebrity chefs Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Clarissa Dickson-Wright.

From folding, to the kneading and to the actual baking, we were taught it all.

It was so much fun!

I think PAUL is a French little haven right on our doorstep and I honestly couldn’t be happier. The prices seem reasonable, the food looks delicious and the atmosphere is very French café. This is definitely what we needed here in South Africa!

Address: Shop 010I3, Corner The High Street & Crescent Drive, Melrose Arch

Social Media: Facebook (@Paul1889.southafrica), Twitter (@Paulbakerysa) and Instagram (@PAULSouthAfrica).





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