Great ideas often have very simple origins - that is certainly true for Le Pain Quotidien.
At the beginning of the 90s, Alain Coumont, chef in a prestigious Brussels restaurant, enjoyed offering a tasty and authentic style of cuisine, prepared from high quality ingredients. And because he did not succeed in obtaining a type of bread corresponding to these criteria, he decided to make it himself.
Le Pain Quotidien is an ORGANIC rustic dining experience, known for its freshly prepared organic bread, bringing you the best each and every day. It is the adaptation to the taste of today, a way of life: which is simple, attentive to quality and service in a relaxed and hospitable atmosphere.
Everything combines to create an atmosphere that is simple and natural. Wicker baskets, the pastries, the jam pot, the communal table, the walls coated with sand and ochre colors, the soft lighting, the large blackboard on which the day’s suggestions are written up in chalk, the classical music, the organic coffee in a bowl, the originality of the open sandwiches, salads and soups. It is all these things, which distinguish us and contribute to our success.
All our bread is all made from ORGANIC flour ground on stone. It is still the result of fermentation with leaven, a spontaneous fermentation for four hours, carried out in wicker baskets lined with linen cloth. It signifies a return to the real origins of bread, considered as a dish in itself.
The same attention to the quality of the ingredients and the know-how is found in all our products, from the rolls, nut and raisin flutes and old style baguettes to our raisin loaves and sugar bread.
Also to be enjoyed are croissants, chocolate rolls and espresso tarts, as well as lemon tarts, caramel tarts, baked cheese cake and brownies.
Le Pain Quotidien also offers ‘Merchandise To Go’. Many of the products served in the shop can be bought from jams, honeys, syrups and chocolates to spread as well as home-made olive oil, dried tomatoes and olive pastes,
An exclusive menu of choice cuisine prepared with the finest organic ingredients is available from our outside catering service, perfect for anniversaries, business functions or simply at home.
Le Pain Quotidien believes that ORGANIC is the way forward.