Posts Tagged ‘brunch’

Paris Cafés: Café Marlette

You might have heard of Marlette, the trendy culinary brand originating from île de Ré that has taken Bretagne by storm…

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A few of the self-serve options at Soya

Brunch Goes Bio in Paris Restaurants

The brunch craze has been gaining momentum in Paris restaurants, and the organic, or bio, food movement has not been left out of the trend. Strengthening their alliances with the latest in food fashions, organic ingredients are frequently featured in brunch buffets around the city.

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Ralph’s

Ralph Lauren’s Paris restaurant, the aptly named Ralph’s, has been open since 2010. Given the rate at which new restaurants in Paris come and go, a two-year-old eatery (even one opened with a certain brand of fanfare that can only be generated by a global fashion icon) is hardly news anymore. But when an American friend who works in fashion came to Paris recently, we decided to pay a visit to Ralph’s and see what all the fuss—old and new—is about.

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Hit La Chambre aux Oiseaux, a café full of vintage charm in the 10th Arrondissement of Paris, for a sandwich or pastry and coffee

La Chambre aux Oiseaux

La Chambre aux Oiseaux is a Paris café with heart and a history to match. Léna, one of the owners, grew up in a haberdashery owned by her mother where vinyls spun on the record player and delicious smells constantly floated out of the kitchen where her grandmother baked. Léna’s partner, Hervé, enjoyed a similar childhood. His mother and his father (a baker) instilled in him their interest in decor and lovely little knickknacks.

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All is quaint and traditional at Francoeur.

The Paris Brunch

Brunch is a strictly American concept, and because being Anglo-Saxon is quite cool in Paris these days, going to brunch has become THE thing to…

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Monkfish with eggplant purée at Chez Casimir, the bargain bistro cousin of Chez Michel in the 10th Arrondissement of Paris

Chez Casimir

Just one door down from its more famous (and more expensive) sibling Chez Michel, this Paris bistro has been on my list for a while.

When we arrived on a mild evening last week, the place was packed. So was the terrace, mostly with locals, mostly happy, and for good reason […]

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Chocolate hedgehogs in the window at Patrick Roger.

Easter in Paris

Last Sunday at the Luxembourg Gardens it was cold and drizzling, yet people of all ages came strolling by with peaceful smiles and small branches…

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Warm Herbed Asparagus Salad with Poached Eggs

It may come as something of a surprise, but here in Paris—land of the coffee-and-croissant breakfast—weekend brunch has become downright trendy of late.

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Le Bal Café

If France and England have a tense history, you wouldn’t know it after eating at Le Bal Café, a new spot where lines of Parisians seem more than happy to scarf down scones, kippers and kedgeree.

Hidden at a tiny impasse near place de Clichy, Le Bal is an exhibition space housed in a former bordello and ballroom (thus le bal). The café has been open since September. Whether you come for the art and stay for the food or vice versa doesn’t matter: there’s no shame in either.

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Paris Restaurant Reviews: Marcel

There seems to be no end to the Parisian love of all things vaguely New Yorkaise, at least if the popularity of the recently opened Marcel, a charming Montmartre café, is any indication.

Marcel actually covers a broad Anglo territory, serving fish and chips alongside American classics like […]

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