Treize bakery, or Thirteen, a Baker's Dozen opened in January of 2014 on a dare and a prayer, with the hope of bringing a bit of down home goodness and old fashioned joy to the chic Saint Germain des Près area of the left bank of Paris.
Our food is simple. The service is honest. It isn't the fastest lunch in town, but it will fill you up...body and soul. We work will local suppliers who provide organic, free range, and biodynamic raw ingredients, and who are, as a whole, good people. Everything is made from scratch in the kitchen, which you have a birds eye view into from your table. We believe firmly in bringing the humanity and exchange back to the way we eat. We offer a slew of vegetarian dishes, several gluten free options and can even turn some of the plates vegan for you if you are so inclined. That being said, we are best known for our (not fried) Fried Chicken and French Toast Biscuits (which, yes, is neither vegetarian, gluten free or vegan...), and we make a pretty mean bloody mary;
Tucked deep in a courtyard off the busy Rue des Saints Pères, Treize appeals to the curious wanderer and now, to the dogged directions follower google mapping their way to us thanks to a blogpost or restaurant review...The dining room is tiny, but we serve food from around 10am until 4pm... just in case you don't want to eat at 1pm ( most people want to eat at 1pm...) We also will happily make you a take away lunchbox if you want to eat at your desk. Actually no one really ever wants to eat at their desk... but if you NEED to, we understand. You can also eat your lunchbox in a park. Or on a bridge. Bridges are nice.
We are open
Reservations are no longer accepted.. it was just too complicated.
Do you have a question?
call us! during business hours, and please, preferably not during the lunch rush at
01 737 727 89
However- We are no longer taking reservations ! AT ALL. Except for private events. We still take reservations for those.
you can send us an email if you like:
if you are on the fence about all this.., here's what some other folks are saying...
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you can get it here between 10ish and noonish.
We serve brunch all day on Saturdays, weekdays untl noonish, and even sometimes on Sundays (though you'll have to ask us about this the next time you're in). The space is very small so we have a hard time accommodating parties larger than seven people.
Served Daily from 12 noon to 4pm. It gets a bit busy around 1pm so come a bit earlier if you are in a hurry and want a speedy lunch, or a bit later if you have a bit more time.
Its like teatime, but a bit more boozy....
We serve tea and cake and cocktails every day from 4pm to 6ish...We make pretty excellent cocktails.
We also make cakes for special events in other sizes., but we work with swiss merigue buttercream and fresh flower decor only. We do have friends that make sugarpaste cakes and will be happy to provide their details to you upon request.
Our beans are sourced and roasted by Caffe Vita. Caffe Vita is an independently owned coffee roasting company based in Seattle, USA, operating since 1995. As the pioneer of the Farm Direct movement, Caffe Vita meticulously sources the best coffee available and develops long-term relationships with coffee growers committed to sustainable practices. As y'all can tell, they are our kind of people.
We could tell you more about them, but we think you should just come by and try their amazing coffee. Also check them out here www.caffevita.com
Our teas are blended especially for us by Blends for Friends. We think what they do, and their passion comes through in every single cup, but just wait until you hear them TALK about what they do. You will love them as much as we do.. take a lesson from their founder Alex Probyn
We ALSO completely deny being hippies ourselves, but we DO make our own almond milk and serve a pretty mean turmeric ginger latte.
Little biscuits! Mini pes! Tiny sliders!!
We would love to make you tiny things to nibble on at your next party, or event, or just because you and your friends only eat small things on Thursdays...
Pickup or Delivery, hot or cold
You're the boss.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Sometimes, you get it rignt the first time. You choose a career path, you get yourself and education and you love it... but you're right out of school and have very little or no practical experience. SO you might be looking for an internship to build up your CV...we offer one culinary internship per season. Contact us for details...
Sometimes, you DON'T get it right the first time. You get yourself a fancy education doing something it turns out you dont really like at all... but you love to cook. You have experience waiting tables but want to learn more, or you have absolutely no experience but think you ACTUALLY want to open a restaurant/café/catering business even though you have a degree in marketing, or political science or graphic design. 13 is full of graduates from the school of life; we stongly believe in second chances and starting over. Contact us for details.
yes. we do.
and even though we could tell you some pretty cool stories about parties and events we have catered, you will have to buy us a drink first. Prices available upon request.
Our menu changes with the seasons, and with the ingredients our very awesome suppliers can get for us. We do our best to make choices available for our friends who are vegans (though how y'all give up butter is beyond me) and vegetarians, and will do our best to respect your allergies.
We are pretty picky about the meats and animal based ingredients we use- happy cows make better milk which makes better butter. Happy non stressed animals that don't live in cages and eat hormones taste better, and they don't mess with our karma as much, which is kind of important.
We are located at the very very back of a LONG courtyard at
16 rue des Saints Peres
Closest metro stops: St. Germain des Près, Rue de Bac or Palais Royale du Louvre.
Bus- 27, 24, 95 Pont du Carousel