When you have lived almost all your life in Europe or have traveled a lot and got to know what is a croissant, pain au chocolat, baguette and others, finding the same quality is very important to feel home here.
So where to find good pastries and breads ?
Of course Annam is an option but if you want to get the best bread in town, you should better go to :
- Voelker in Thao Dien for the Ciabatta or Sour bread, and for all the parties they offer (Pain au chocolat, Croissant, Chausson aux pommes, etc.)
- Saint Honoré in Thao Dien also has good breads like the pain de campagne and a large choices of pastry
- Le Padam also has good home made baguette in Thao Dien
- Paul at Takashimaya/ Saigon Center in district 1 has for me the best baguette and excellent pastries such as eclair au chocolat, tarte citron meringuee, tarte rubarbe and so on
Prices are both in Voelker & Saint Honoré the same, 20-25k for the pastry or the baguette, around 40k the sophisticated ones. At Paul, the baguette is 44k and pastries are around 80k.