Treize 13 Bakery in Paris, 16 rue des Saint Peres

Teatime Book Launch at the Treize Bakery Paris 20 May

I am so excited. To celebrate the release of “Teatime in Paris”, I have a very special Parisian afternoon tea event on Wednesday 20 May – in Paris, and at teatime!

The sweetest part is that it will be held at Treize…A Baker’s Dozen, one of the latest and trendy cosy café-bistros owned by my bubbly chef friend, Laurel Sanderson. She is also the owner of a contagious smile, fabulous energy and is the most welcoming and cheerful hostess you could imagine in this bustling area around Saint Germain-des-Prés!

This event venue is magic.  Tucked away at the end of an intriguing cobbled courtyard, it’s almost like following secret directions from La Da Vinci Code: turn left at the florist on rue des Saint-Pères, just directly across the street from the Da Vinci Hotel – where the Mona Lisa (La Joconde) soon afterwards became rather famous, as the Italian thief, Vincenzo Perruggia, who stole the painting from Le Louvre in 1911 initially hid on the top floor of this hotel, asking for room 603 up in the attic, so that he could hide up on the roof.  It’s hidden little secrets like this that makes Paris fascinating.

florist in rue des Saint-Pères in Paris

The best secret here is directly across from the Da Vinci Hotel – at N° 16, which is the opening to the courtyard. Walk to the end and you arrive at these white panelled doors. On opening, you’re immediately greeted with “Bonjour! Howdy! Welcome” and before you know it, you’re in a home-from-home haven in the middle of the Parisian left bank, or Rive Gauche.

Laurel’s menus are clipped to Madeleine cake moulds, and offer comforting homemade American-style southern foods from Laurel’s native Carolina – all made with good local French ingredients. Come for brunch (although on Saturdays you will need to reserve to avoid disappointment, as it has become pretty popular!), lunch or afternoon goûter for Coutume coffee, choice of 13 speciality teas and her signature carrot cake tempts us under a giant glass bell on the dessert counter. I could continue with more photographs of Laurel’s hidden gem here but I would love you to discover the place for yourself. In typical Laurel style, it’s fun.


As seating is limited (it’s a small bakery), Laurel has set up this online event form to reserve your place for the special Parisian afternoon Teatime event on 20 May. This includes a newly published copy of Teatime, fancy teas and coffee and of course, we’ll sample delicious pastries from the book. There will be lots of baking chat, so come with your questions and 4 o’clock teatime appetit! Extra macarons are guaranteed. We really look forward to seeing you then!

Update! Carol Gillott (of ParisBreakfasts fame), who did the beautiful artwork in the book, will be a special guest!

Treize 13 Bakery in Paris, 16 rue des Saint Peres

Wednesday 20 May 4-6pm

Trieze…A Baker’s Dozen
16 rue des Saint-Pères (go to the end of the courtyard)
75007 Paris
Tel : 01- 73 77 27 89

Metro : Saint Germain des Prés, Rue du Bac
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 6pm (but shall be ‘closed’ especially for this book event)

strawberry eclair from Teatime in Paris

Join us on Wednesday 20 May 2015 at 4-6pm.
Click here to reserve your ticket,
treat a friend or spoil your Mum for French Mother’s Day!

Ticket includes a copy of Teatime in Paris, tea and pastries from the book

Laurel and I really look forward to seeing you there!

11 replies
  1. Liz
    Liz says:

    I am SO excited for you!!! Your cookbook looks amazing (no surprise) and I’m sure it will be a huge success (just like Mad About Macarons)!!! xi

    • Jill Colonna
      Jill Colonna says:

      Thank you, Liz. I have been excited for so long to share it and now that it’s coming out, I suddenly have the nerves like old times, as if going on stage before a big concert. So you’ve no idea how happy I am to hear your kind words. Merci x


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