Our last full day in Paris was probably the most relaxed. (And that doesn't exactly say much, because we didn't do anything strenuous except for walking around… :P) We visited Notre Dame and took some leisurely strolls around the parks. When hunger finally hit, we ended up at Loustic. It's a quaint and cute little cafe that serves brunch-y & breakfast-y foods and coffee. Pictured: Roast beef bagel, and vegetarian quiche. Our cappuccinos were also quite nice. They do seem to speak English here, so that's a plus. It's a fairly small venue, but the food and prices were decent and the ambiance is definitely nice and relaxed.
The patisserie of the day was Pain de Sucre. Be warned that when googling this, you should add the word "patisserie"… Otherwise, you might be linked to a swimwear website. Different kind of pastries, if you know what I mean… Anyway! My feeble iPhone pictures obviously can't do this justice. Paris pastries just can't be beat. Pain de Sucre is no exception.
Pictured clockwise from top left:
Jules - almond shortbread, hazelnut praline, tonka bean pastry cream and cark chocolate ganache
Frivolité - almond shortbread with Madagascar vanilla cream (OMG delicious)
Velours Noir - flour less cocoa biscuit, crisp dark chocolate, 85% chocolate moussse, and dark chocolate ganache
Mint Eclair - couldn't find a description for this on the website, but it's pretty self-explanatory. The pâte à choux was actually a bit savory, which was a great contrast to the vanilla cream, and the mint crust thing on top was amazing!
For more drool-worthy pics check out their catalog (http://www.patisseriepaindesucre.com/catalogue.pdf)