Judging New Bakeries – Saint Michel


1420 New York Avenue, NW

Back in May 2012 we learned that Saint Michel French Bakery would be opening in the old Camille’s Cafe space at 1420 New York Ave, NW. Anyone try them out yet?


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  • I’ve grabbed a sandwich there a couple times for lunch. Good baguettes, prices are right. Coffee is also good.

  • clevelanddave

    Never open when I’m around. No weekend hours. Not open after I think 3 during the week, closed for all federal holidays. Heard it was supposed to be good. *sigh*

  • I am so glad he finally got a space in DC! He has a small shop in an industrial park area in Rockville and a stand at the Bethesda’s Central Farmer’s Co-Op!
    I’ve met the owner and he actually imports his dough and ingredients straight from France. Prices are good, for the quality you get

  • I recently changed from Au Bon Pain to this place for my breakfast snack and coffee place. The food is good, bread and pastry items are delicious (I would recommend the Almond Croissant). I’ve heard great things about the tarts but alas they don’t sell them by the slice I’ll suck it up and get a whole one sometime soon (won’t be helping my new year’s resolution but it has fruit so it can’t be all bad right?).

  • This place is amazing. It’s the best and most authentic French bakery in town, by far. (Having lived in France for two years, I like to think of myself as somewhat knowledgeable on the topic). Also, the prices are better than other places.

  • I completely agree – I live in Borderstan but work in Rockville and frequent the bakery there. It is probably the most authentic French bakery I’ve had in the states – just terrific food. The one quirk to mention is that the bakery here is cash only (no credit cards).

  • It’s my regular lunch place! Inside is nothing special, but for a $6 smoked salmon croissant, I don’t mind.

  • Just had a very yummy almond chocolate croissant from there. Mmmmmm . . . . . .

  • I work across the street and can’t get enough of the baguettes for lunch. The decor is nothing special, but the sandwiches are hearty, cheap, and as authentic as one can find in downtown DC (ie, everything comes with butter). Great cappuccinos, and the staff is mostly Francophone if you want to practice. Just wish it had macarons.

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