Charcuterie at Septime Cave wine bar in Paris |

Septime Cave

The newest bottle shop on the block from the boys behind Septime. Shop to go, or stay and pop your cork with a €7 droit de bouchon. Snack options, for those lucky enough to snag a stool or a piece of counter, include pancetta di Colonnata, house-smoked duck breast, anchovies with ricotta, foie gras with smoked eel, with prices ranging from €4-14. This isn’t a restaurant, a place for large groups, or a substitute for Septime, but it promises to be a perfect spot for a high-quality/low-key apéro. Dead cheap glasses from €3-5.

Practical information

Address: 3 rue Basfroi, 75011
Nearest transport: Charonne (9) or Ledru Rollin (8)
Hours: 4-11pm Tuesday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Average price for lunch: €10-19 (small plates from €4-14)
Average price for dinner: €10-19 (small plates from €4-14)
Style of cuisine: Wine bar/small plates/tapas
Website (for the restaurant, not the cave)

Reviews of interest

Isabelle Legeron (2014) “A dozen or so wines are available by the glass (from €4.50). The bottles to take away or drink in (€7 corkage) include an especially strong selection of Italians, including Radikon, the king of orange wines. A good aperitif hangout.”

Aaron Ayscough (2013) “…basically a shanty stocked with wine and some meat. It is heroically under-conceived. If Septime is the mothership, exerting a gravitational pull on diners citywide, Septime Cave is the dinghy : a little escape pod for tasteful rue de Charonne locals seeking a random weeknight tipple.”

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