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Restaurant Focus: PAUL

It's no secret that the Flats at Bethesda contains a number of great restaurants and businesses, but this week, we're featuring one of the building's tastiest offerings: PAUL. This French-style bakery is attached to the Flats at Bethesda and adjacent to the Capital Crescent Trail, so it makes a great place to stop in for a sweet confection or a steaming hot coffee any time you need a boost.

PAUL is a chain that specializes in fresh-baked breads, Parisian crêpes and colorful macarons that will make you feel like you hopped a plane across the Atlantic. If you're craving something a bit more savory, the charming eatery also offers hearty sandwiches, soups and other French cafe favorites. There is an ample selection of indoor seating inside of the bakery, which is decorated true to French tradition with chandeliers, gold finishes and rustic antique furniture, or you can opt to dine al fresco at one of the patio tables right along the trail.