Bread lovers have another reason to rejoice with the opening of Paris Baguette on the corner of Chaowang Road and Hushu Nan Road. The ample space that used to house what was once Papa John’s, is now filled with mouthwatering, fresh-made, pastries, breads, cookies, cakes, and sandwiches. A quick stop in on our way to work was evidence enough as to why this South Korean chain has over 1,400 locations worldwide.
After perusing all they have to offer we decided on a garlic baguette, which was basically the best garlic bread we’ve bought from a bakery in Hangzhou. The jumbo-sized croissants were buttery-rich and flaky, just like they should be. The chicken sandwich made with Italian focaccia was a delight, and we couldn’t wait to heat up our ham & cheese panini for a late-afternoon snack.*
They also offer a full line of competitively-priced coffees, espressos, cappuccinos, teas, juices, and a nice variety of Snapple drinks, and who doesn’t love Snapple? Even the word itself is fun to say. Give it a try. See? Puts a smile on the ol’ puss. There’s seating available if you feel like taking a load off and free wireless Internet access if you feel like getting some work down while you do so.
Overall, this I one of the tastiest bakeries we’ve been to in Hangzhou. From décor to desserts, this place does it right and at a price that won’t leave you feeling guilty for all your indulgences. Paris Baguette has raised the bar for bakeries
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