Mumbai now has a taste of France with the famous French bakery chain Paul Depuis's opening at Phoenix Palladium Mall. This also marks the vintage bakery's debut in the city. It already operates in Delhi and Haryana. Established in 1889, the French bakery chain entered the Indian market in 2019.
Starting in 1889 by Emmanuel and Trish Croix in Nord, France, the bakery has seen decades of transitions. It was in the year 1953 when Francis Holder took over a better-known bakery-pâtisserie owned by the Paul family and retained the "Paul" name.
With over 130 years of history, the bakery legacy has spanned five generations of the family, all known for their love for bread.
The bakery's extensive menu covers breakfast, lunch, and drinks. It features a wide range of pastries, cakes, croissants, sandwiches, quiches, tarts, crepes, eggs, and over 140 types of bread.
In addition to these food options, Paul Depuis also offers various beverages, including tea, wine, soft drinks, and a diverse range of coffee-based drinks. The ambience is also a big draw. The French-inspired decor and comfy seating transport you to a charming Parisian cafe.
Location: 462, Shop C-10B, Ground & Mezzanine Floor, Phoenix Palladium Mall, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
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