Give Us This Day Le Pain Quotidien

Posted on January 14, 2013 by Vivi in BRUNCH, INTERNATIONAL BA, RESTAURANTS

I studied abroad in Southwest France.  It was divine.

When I arrived, I spoke no French.  When I left I was fluent.  Today, I speak no French.

On my first day in town, my French neighbor told me: “There are only two phrases you need to know in French to survive here.”  The first was a swear word, so I won’t repeat it here.  The second was ‘pain au chocolat’.

“What’s that?”  I wanted to know.  My French neighbor winked and sent me along to the closest boulangerie.

Pain au chocolat is a crossant with warm, melty, high quality chocolate in the middle.  Just a single bite is worth a trip to France.

Pain au Chocolat

Luckily now the flight isn’t necessary, because an amazing French boulangerie, Le Pain Quotidien has opened a branch in Buenos Aires.

Yes, they have pain au chocolat. They also have coffee, communal seating, chocolate hazelnut spread and encourage carbo loading.  It is heavenly.

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Communal Seating

Almond Croissant



  1. Lovely photos! Its so great that we are starting to get great EU style patisseries in BA!
    Love the website!

  2. Belgian dear. Belgian..not French…


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