Fancy a good crêpe or a ham sandwich for the beach?
When in Paris, you simply have to enjoy a crêpe, and there are few finer or more interesting places in the city to do so than the Breizh Café. Think of a Breton crêperie with a décor suggestive of the Land of the Rising Sun. Yes, the pale wood, somewhat Japanese style look is a refreshingly unusual one and places a welcome twist on the idea of a traditional crêpe. However, you will probably discover that what really makes the difference here are the ingredients. Gruyère, free range eggs, shiitake mushrooms, homemade caramel, Valrhona chocolate and Breton farmer Jean-Yves Bordier’s sumptuous butter. If you are in the mood for something out of the ordinary, try the cancalaise, or ease down a few Cancale oysters. There’s also around 20 artisan ciders to choose from in this superb café not far from the Hotel Fabric. Then, if you’re on your way to the Paris Plages, stop by Aline on the rue de la Roquette and enjoy the best counter ham and sandwiches in Paris (as nominated by Figaroscope). Delphine Zampetti makes fabulous snacks, prepared to order and perfect when you’re on the go. Pop yourself down on one of the barstools at her counter or grab something delicious to go. JR.
Breizh Café, 109 rue Vieille du Temple, 3rd, Metro Fille du Calvaire (13 minutes’ walk from the Hotel Fabric)
Tel. 01 42 72 13 77, open from 11:30 -11:00 Wed-Sun.
Chez Aline, 85 rue de la Roquette, 11th, Metro Voltaire (11 minutes’ walk from the Hotel Fabric)
Tel. 01 43 71 90 75 Open Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 17:00
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