Paris Baguette in San Jose Koreatown


The minute you enter Paris Baguette, whatever diet you were on sprints out the door. Look here. Blueberry Yogurt Cream Croissants. Over there. Hawaiian Sausage Cornbread. Your eyes will wander from one pastry to another. For a savory snack or light dessert, this bakery awakens the little girl in all of us. Even the toughest of men shall succumb to this Korean bakery's cute and crispy powers.

Blueberry Yogurt Cream Croissant

Blueberry Yogurt Cream Croissant

Hawaiian Sausage Cornbread. Looks like fists grabbing those meats.

Hawaiian Sausage Cornbread. Looks like fists grabbing those meats.

Red Bean Pastry. Break the fingers off to share with buddies!

Red Bean Pastry. Break the fingers off to share with buddies!

Sweet Rice Donuts. Chewy and sweet. Perfect to use as a mattress.

Sweet Rice Donuts. Chewy and sweet. Perfect to use as a mattress.

My mother gets a tray and tong. I am tempted to grab one of every bread at lightening speed during the blink of her eye. She is a lady and places two of the most graceful pastries on the tray. "Graceful" meaning not too fattening. Behold, the Wannabe Apple Pastry and One-Bite Pastry, which actually requires a minimum of four chomps. Or eight lady-like bites.

One-Bite Pastry. If my mom were a bread, this is what she would look like.

One-Bite Pastry. If my mom were a bread, this is what she would look like.

The hollow candy topping of the One-Bite Pastry. This sugar is coated with sugar. Cute and dangerous.

The hollow candy topping of the One-Bite Pastry. This sugar is coated with sugar. Cute and dangerous.

The Wannabe Apple Pastry. It's a bit early for Halloween, but we still love you.

The Wannabe Apple Pastry. It's a bit early for Halloween, but we still love you.

The Wannabe Apple Pastry looks plain, but there's a surprise waiting inside...

Peekaboo!

Peekaboo!

Its interior resembles the core of a real apple: hollow with a seed! Raisins are used to mimic the seeds while the stem is made of pretzel sticks. Actual leaves are placed next to the stem.

Aside from looks, the Wannabe Apple Pastry tastes like a slice of fluffy white bread with a teaspoon of cream cheese. Pleasant in a semi-sweet manner. Doesn't make you feel guilty, potentially leaving your sweet tooth unsatisfied. It's not a bad or good thing; only depends on what type of mission you're on. If it's your cheat day, go big! Get the Blueberry Yogurt Cream Croissants and Hawaiian Sausage Corndogs.

Paris Baguettes are located worldwide. The branch I visited is next to Galleria Market in Lawrence Plaza. Conveniently it's connected to a food court at its back entrance. Whether you're with the girlfriends to catch up on gossip or ready to pig out with the family, this bakery is a go-to place for casual treats!

Paris Baguette next to the Galleria Market

Paris Baguette next to the Galleria Market

Paris Baguette (at Lawrence Square Shopping Center)
(408) 260-0404
3561 El Camino Real #75
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Website (USA)
Website (Korean)

OTHER LOCATIONS:
Paris Baguette (West San Jose)
(408) 366-0404
685 Saratoga Ave Ste 10
San Jose, CA 95129

Paris Baguette (near Vallco Shopping Mall)
(408) 996-0704
20735 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014

Paris Baguette (near Stanford Shopping Center)
(650) 838-0404
383 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Paris Baguette (near Great Mall)
(408) 263-0404
249 W Calaveras Blvd
Milpitas, CA 95035

À bientôt! See you again!

À bientôt! See you again!

Since you scrolled down to the end of this blog post, I shall reward you with a Paris Baguette CF starring the beautiful Miss Jeon Jihyun:

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