As you know this was my second time in Paris. We got a tiny Airbnb well located at the 10th arrondissement; one of the best things about the city: the metro lines are pretty damn effective and well connected.
I’m not going to give you a full guide to it as I was half working half enjoying, but I might just share with you a couple of eat findings.
Nourished and cosmopolitan Paris has turned into a wide range of possibilities, offering so many options that we wished we could try them all.
SOME OF THE CHOSEN ONES
We had a small bistro, Chez Minnà, just around the corner to which I regret not having been to more than once. I ordered what promised to be a delicious octopus but unfortunately they were super busy and it got over cooked. The waiter was so nice about changing the dish that we even got some extra rosè, free of charge. Also I had one of the best chocolate coulants in a while.
I found it pretty difficult to get decent coffee and more difficult to get non dairy milk. Maybe because we don’t speak French.. anyway, THE best coffee we had was at Mon-Cafe, selling grains from all around the globe. Breakfast wise out of this world´s baguettes and pain au chocolate are found everywhere. You can never beat either the raw material quality in this country nor their water.
A mandatory neighbourhood of course is Le Marais, crowded with good looking shops, coffee spots and bistros. If you are looking for French cuisine without the lush but with the touch you can´t miss Cafe Philippe. Still dreaming of their swordfish with spinach and pears over orange sauce.
If you are a little bit tired of French cuisine, asian food is always a good option; Cococo, a small bistro close to the Louvre, has the great combo: organic, home made and vegetarian friendly. I had a combined dish that included chickpeas, brown rice along with many fermented vegetables. If comfort food is what you are needing, ramen and udon from Udon Jubey will make the trick.
ph: Joaquin Abreu & Stephanie Aizenberg