I popped by this Saint Germain institution to duck out of a particularly heavy April shower. In a fortunate turn of fate, it so happened that I had my camera on me and thus, here is the long-overdue write up of "Un Dimanche a Paris."
Unfortunately, I clearly wasn't the only person to have that idea and there was a queue forming to get a table in the salon du thé. Nevertheless, this was not going to put me off. I decided to order a pastry and a coffee and to perch at the counter in the boutique shop, which suited me just fine.
I ordered a multi-layered choux pastry, comprising of cream, pistachios and a hidden layer of red-fruit-and-cherry compote. It was delicious - not gob-smackingly "Oh My God" but definitely up there with the best. (Maybe I need to pop back and try their whole range.... ;) ) but do you know why I will recommend Un Dimanche to anybody at the drop of a hat... the service was so exceptionnally good! I don't think I've had such kind and helpful people serving me in a very long time.
October Update: I have been back several times since and, quite honestly, I'm not as enamoured as I was back in April. Truth be told, I have had fairly mixed experiences there. One time, for example, there was just my friend and I in the shop when the sales assistant took off on an enormous argument with the boss. So awkward it was, that we turned tail and scarpered out as fast as we could.
However, the food is tip-top-du-hip-hop and I still consider it an address to be cherished for any chocolate-lovers in Paris.