So, after reading about this place from you and David Lebowitz, I decided to make the trek from my tiny hotel room in the 14eme to this sacred site early on Sunday morning to try it out for myself. Yes, you read correctly, EARLY on SUNDAY morning.
To my horror, I arrived to find the dreaded "je ne suis pas la. Je suis en vacances" sign on the door. They were on vacation until the day I was there "inclus". I was livid because I had scoured the web for any indication that they may be closed and I found a calender on this site which listed the days of August without commentary. I turned around and went back to my room and ended up spending the morning doing laundry. I comforted myself with a croissant and some other stuff from Au Bec Sucre which were very average. The croissant was definitely neither buttery or fresh. I vowed never to return to Vandermeersch but I have been toying with going out there again on my last day in Paris.
So my question, is:
Is it worth going out there again for their famous kougloff?
If your answer is "oui", can I expect to find any of the small ones if I go late morning on Sunday or will they all be gone? Any other item from their menu that is excellent?
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