Liberté - Patisserie Boulangerie by Benoît Castel

Hot off the press and fresh out of the oven: brand new bakery Liberté opened its doors just last week on the corner of up-and-coming roads rue Lucien Sampaix and rue de Vinaigriers just next to the Canal St Martin in Paris' 10th arrondissement and has already been drawing in the crowds daily with its swanky interior design and superlative breads and cakes. Following the creation of Left Bank boulangerie-patisserie Josephine Bakery, master pastry chef Benoît Castel - who formerly created delights for luxury Parisian food hall La Grande Epicerie - has now opened his second address in the capital in the ultra-trendy, super-edgy Canal St Martin neighbourhood, a couple of doors up from our favourite fast food joint The Sunken Chip and just round the corner from new café Holybelly. The decor is stylishly modern and breaks the tradi/cosy local baker shop mould, with a sleek and massive marble counter contrasted with delicate tiled floors, brut walls and bare Claude Leveque-esque neon lights. On sale is a beautiful array of sweet things including refined lemon meringue tarts, rum babas each with their own pipette of rum, deliciously fragrant cakes and biscuits (the fruit financier is a winner) as well as top-notch croissants, excellent bread and lunch options including sandwiches and salads. 

39 rue des Vinaigriers
75010 Paris
Open Tues-Sat 7am-8pm


  1. Je suis allé un jour en début du moi, une des vendeuse etait suuuper sympa et depuis je l'ai plus jamais revu :( :( c domage sinon le bobo est pas mauvais

  2. Beautiful photos! The pistachio financiers look especially delicious.