Sit down and enjoy
The name 'Le Pain Quotidien' means 'the daily bread'. And that means everything to us. It's much more than just food; it is a way of life. When our warm, fragrant loaves come out of the oven, friends and family join our communal table for the time-honored tradition of breaking bread.
It buzzes with lively conversations, the fruit-scented jam is passed on and time seems to stand still.
Flour, water, salt and time
In this constantly changing and hectic world, we invite you to take a break in a place where traditional simplicity is cherished. Our bakers start with just four ingredients: stone-ground organic flour, sea salt, water and sourdough. The dough is patiently kneaded by hand and baked in our stone-lined ovens. These are the artisan breads of our past, baked according to tradition.
A slice of bread… .. and endless variations
Our handmade bread serves as a canvas for countless organic and seasonal ingredients. They come together on our sandwiches. Our simple and at the same time elegant sandwiches are a feast for the eyes and a feast for the mouth.
Belgian hand warmer
When our founder, Alain Coumont, grew up as a boy in Belgium, he went to his grandmother every Wednesday afternoon, who was waiting for him with a bowl of piping hot chocolate milk. When he folded his hands around it, he felt the heat flow into his body, driving away the icy winter cold.
As a chef, he brings this memory back to life at the tables of Le Pain Quotidien. Even today, simple bowls evoke a child's delight and warm our friends. You too will be welcomed with our wide, round bowls, which can contain red-hot organic chocolate milk, but also organic coffee or organic tea. Hold them in your hands and you will feel right at home.
Have a seat
At Le Pain Quotidien, we believe that companionship nourishes, inspires and strengthens the soul. Our first communal table on Rue Dansaert in Brussels was made of scrap wood from the bottom of discarded Belgian trains. Those simple planks became a tradition. Even today, this raw, recycled wood gives a rustic and secure atmosphere to our shops; the communal tables have become the heart of the business.
Our communal tables are long enough to accommodate everyone and narrow enough to have a good chat. They have become the place where old friends find each other again and new friendships are formed through the mutual appreciation for good food and good company. In a space where colors seem to come to life, music mingles with the melody of the conversations and the smell of freshly baked bread stimulates the imagination, there is always room for you at our communal table.