Muscovado

Muscovado restaurant in Paris
Photo courtesy of Muscovado's Facebook page

We first discovered Quina Lon during her pastry chef days at Au Passage and then Martin. Her pastries, never too sweet and always utilizing the freshest ingredients, were evidence of time spent in some of the best kitchens in the world (Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Mugaritz). She partnered with her sister Francine, who holds an equally impressive CV (Eleven Madison Park, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal) to open Muscovado in 2016. The breakfast and lunch menus, which change often, are served Wednesday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday feature a special brunch menu from 10am – 5pm including classic egg dishes, coffee from Belleville Brûlerie, and of course their in house pastries that are available all day, everyday. They’re experimenting with also serving dinner on Thursday and Friday nights, but you may want to confirm that by calling for a reservation.

Practical information

Address: 1 rue Sedaine, 75011
Nearest transport: Bréguet-Sabin (5) or Bastille (1, 5, 8,
Hours: Closed Monday & Tuesday. Open from 8am-6pm Wednesday-Friday and 10am-5pm on Saturday & Sunday.
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 77 16 31 32
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: breakfast, soups, salads & sandwiches, desserts
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What people are saying

TimeOut (2016) says “if you get breakfast cravings at weird times of day you wouldn’t go wrong in heading to Muscovado, a cosy address with a distinctive green shop front and a large open counter on the Rue Sedaine. Breakfast is served throughout the day (from 8am-6pm) here, with healthy offerings like generous granola bowls and healthy avocado toast jostling for menu space with sweeter goods like the gorgeous carrot cake and a delicate buckwheat cream tart.”

Paris Bouge (2016) finds it difficult to resist their pancakes with fresh blueberries and banana at breakfast time, and praises fresh lunch options like their salad of Chioggia beets with Roquefort vinaigrette.

Le Fooding (2016) likes to go “where the breakfast (avocado tartines, breakfast burritos, French toast with speculoos) is served all day long; where you eat toasted sandwiches at lunch (like the Cubano that’s overflowing with braised pork, baked ham, melted Emmental cheese and pickles) and copious salads (potatoes, capers, smoked haddock and horseradish, or a Caesar with crispy bacon); and where you sip on good coffee from the Brûlerie de Belleville (€2.80 to €5) or homemade smoothies (€5).”

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