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Restaurant AT

Practical information

Address: 4 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005
Nearest transport: Cardinal Lemoine (10), Pont Marie (7)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 56 81 94 08
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Contemporary tasting menu
Website   Facebook   Book Online

Reviews of interest

Simon Says (2015) “Très sérieux et pas mauvais du tout.”

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2015) “… with his “wine-selector” Lulie Kaori Tanaka, he has embraced natural wine wholeheartedly, breaking ground not just for his otherwise arch-conservative restaurant style but also for his neighborhood.”

Atabula (2014) “Ce que prépare AT est bon. Un repas chez lui est agréable bien que sans intérêt. Il n’y a aucune histoire, aucun héritage ni aucune vision dans les plats proposés. Le menu est un empilement d’assiettes, sérieuses et appliquées, garanties techno-émotionnelles, prêtes à figurer dans le prochain numéro d’el cuaderno Apicius. On ressort d’AT avec un étrange sentiment d’inutilité.”

John Talbott (2014) “Another blow-out experience… we had chichard (a mackerel-like fish) in a cherry-tomato gaspacho with dribs of avocado; some foccacio (much better than it was last time) with olive oil from Seville; and lieu jaune (pollack) with pdt puree and safran – with another slightly more assertive Alsatian wine.”

Le Fooding (2014) “Atsushi Tanaka, of the Pierre Gaganaire school, 34 years old, gets his kicks from reprogramming French gastronomy… definitely one of the most creative tables of 2014.”

Le Figaro (2014) “…imposant l’hypercréatif en même temps que le menu unique, l’addition cinglante et le décor ascétique… pas facile de suivre sauf à verser dans la pédanterie car il arrive que, sous couleur de cérébral, sous couvert d’esthétique, la cuisine n’échappe pas au maniérisme… un chef nippon de plus.”

Photo via Restaurant AT’s website

The Bombardier

A hub for English culture, this pub proudly pours “real ales” from Wells & Young’s, beers in classic English styles you won’t find elsewhere in Paris. Traditional English pub fare is served at lunch and a full English breakfast is offered on weekends. With rugby and soccer/football matches on TV and a pub quiz every Sunday, it would be easy to think you were in England.  Continue reading The Bombardier

Académie de la Bière

Long a favorite among students, the bustling “Beer Academy” is a worthwhile stop for any enthusiast of Belgian beer.  On tap or bottled, the beer offerings are predominantly Belgian, with a few French, German, and Czech options for good measure.  Food is served at all hours of the day, and the two large patios are covered and heated in the winter.  Service can be slow, but the bartenders and servers are beer lovers themselves, so don’t hesitate to ask for recommendations.

Practical information

Address: 88 bis boulevard de Port Royal, 75005
Nearest transport: Port Royal (RER B), Raspail (4, 6)
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:00am-2:00am, Friday-Saturday 10:00am-3:00am (happy hour 3:30pm-7:30pm)
Telephone: 01 43 54 66 65
Average price for beer: 8€ for pints (5.50€ during happy hour), 6-7€ for 33cl bottles
Number of taps: 12
Average price for food: 8-15€
Food options: mussels, sausages, salads, tartines, planches

Additional reviews

Académie de la Bière page on Beer Advocate

L’Envol Québécois

Run by a quiet but goofily friendly Québécois (with the accent to prove it), this cozy spot is one of the only places in Paris to find Canadian brews like La Fin du Monde or St. Ambroise. The shelves are lined with jugs of maple syrup and the walls decorated with snowshoes. Stacks of books, puzzles, and board games (including an all-but-unknown-in-France cribbage board!) make it easy to while away a few hours in convivial company.

Practical information

Address: 30 Rue Lacépède, 75005
Nearest transport: Place Monge (7)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 6:00pm-2:00am
Telephone: 01 45 35 53 93
Average price for beer: 6-8€ for pints, 9-10€ for 34 cl bottles
Number of taps: 7
Average price for food: 15-17€
Food options“hambourgeois”, plat du jour

Reviews of Interest

Presentement (2012) “A la carte et selon les arrivages, des bières de brasseurs québécois… Malgré leur prix élevée (8€ les 33cl), on se laisse enivrer par leur goût unique.”


A true beer geek’s paradise, Cécile Delorme’s shop near the tourist- and student-friendly rue Mouffetard stocks hundreds of different beers from traditional Belgian and German to cult favorite Danish and Norwegian.  A rotating selection of beers are stocked cold for immediate consumption, but any bottle you like can be chilled in her fridge.  Bottle prices remain the same whether taken seated on the small patio or to go.  The collection here is deep, and staff are only too happy to advise and guide your selections.

Practical information

Address: 18 rue du Pot de Fer, 75005
Nearest transport: Place Monge (7)
Hours: Tuesday 3pm-9pm, Wednesday-Saturday 12:30pm-11pm, Sunday 12pm-9pm. Closed Monday.
Telephone: 01 43 36 53 92
Average price for beer: 4-8€ for 33 cl bottles, 10-20€ for 50-75 cl bottles
Number of taps: none
Notable brews: Green Flash (USA), Nogne (Norway), Rooie Dop (Netherlands), Brasserie de la Senne (Belgium)
Average price for food: 5-12€

Reviews of interest

Brewberry page on Beer Advocate

Le Porte-Pot

Practical information

Address: 14 rue Boutebrie, 75005
Nearest transport: Cluny – La Sorbonne (10), Saint-Michel (RER B&C)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday 6.30pm-2am
Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 43 25 24 24
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Wine bar, small plates
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

The Guardian (2010) “There’s an old-fashioned zinc bar, and an ancient vaulted cellar transformed into a dining room…The cuisine is a mix between exotic fusion – imagine whelks with wasabi mayonnaise – and traditional rural food…”

Le Figaro (2008) “…cinquantaine de vins plutôt nature mais sans excès…de simples assiettes bistrotières et des tartines généreuses à partir de bons produits…”

L’Express (2008) “…la maison cueille ses fromages, sa cochonnaille, son andouille fumée au lard ou ses sardines millésimées chez quelques pointures d’artisans. Aucun danger non plus côté cave, bio-naturo-dynamique.”

Photo courtesy of Le Porte Pot’s website

Paris Terroirs

This organic wine shop has locations in the 5th and 11th.

Practical information

Address: 57 rue Monge, 75005
Nearest transport: Place Monge (7)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-1:30pm and 4pm-8:30pm; Sunday, 10:30am-1:30pm; closed Monday
Telephone: 01 46 33 32 65

Additional Locations

Address: 68 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3)
Telephone: 01 43 57 92 97

Reviews of interest

Wine Terroirs (2007) “…well-thought wine list here with lots of artisan wines and natural wines…nice staff too.”





The gelato comes in many colors at Deliziefollie, including some not found in nature.

Practical information

Address: 7 rue Montorgeuil, 75001
Nearest transport: Les Halles (4)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 40 26 06 00

Additional locations

Address: 26 rue Saint Andre des Arts, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint Michel (4, RER B, C)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 55 42 99 92

Reviews of interest

Chrisos (2007) “Loin d’être le paradis Deliziefollie…”

Photo via atk1983’s Flickr (Hiroshi Ataka)

Le Bonbon au Palais

The tall glass jars in this bright and airy shop are filled with colorful artisanal candies from around France — pastilles, calissons, pâtes de fruit, chocolates — and plenty of nostalgia.

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 19 rue Monge, 75005
Nearest transport: Cardinal Lemoine (10)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-7:30pm; closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: 01 78 56 15 72
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “Shopkeeper Georges Marques is the enthusiastic schoolteacher eager to take his students on a sugar-dusted tour of the country. Apothecary jars of different shapes and sizes hold artisanal sweets from all over France – the lilac-shaded Jacqueline from Dijon, an almond paste-stuffed meringue; the deep pink chocolate Papaline from Avignon; pralines from the Loiret; foil-wrapped barley sugar from Vichy; and a host of stuffed plums, confit clementines, crystallised flowers and jelly buttons in Crayola shades.”

François-Régis Gaudry (2011) “…plus de 200 bonbons régionaux…Georges connaît chacun de ses trésors par coeur, et vous les raconte avec force anecdotes.”

David Lebovitz (2011) “A dedicated collection of candies from across France….candies that French kids would remember fondly.”

Photo via Le Bonbon au Palais’ Facebook

Gelati d’Alberto

Your choice of flavors will be formed into a colorful rose shape at this popular gelato shop.

Practical information

Address: 45 rue Mouffetard, 75005
Nearest transport: Place Monge (7)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 77 11 44 55

Additional locations

Address: 12 rue des Lombards, 75004
Nearest transport: Chatelet (1, 4, 7, 11, 14)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 77 11 44 55

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “Once you’ve tasted the classic flavours, try the Nutella, green tea or even the vodka Red Bull varieties. The more flavours you choose, the prettier your ice cream flower becomes. On a sunny day, rows of expectant ice cream buyers snake their way along Rue Mouffetard, so be prepared to queue.”

Figaroscope (2010) “Alberto, c’est le poète du froid, l’homme qui perpétue la tradition familiale et sculpte ses glaces italiennes à la spatule, leur donnant des formes de pétales de rose…

Photo courtesy of Gelati d’Alberto’s Facebook

Franck Kestener

This Lorraine-based chocolatier (a Meilleur Ouvrier de France) opened a boutique in Paris in late 2010. Before that, the only place to get his famed Atlantique tablet in town was À l’Etoile d’Or. His macarons and chocolate dipped cookies are exceptional, too.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 7 rue Guy Lussac, 75005
Nearest transport: Cluny-La Sorbonne (10) or Luxembourg (RER B)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 43 26 40 91
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2011) “I am hooked on l’Atlantique, an exquisite square of dark chocolate with crispy shortbread and gooey salted caramel layered inside… next time I plan on taking a stroll through the Luxembourg Gardens, I know just where to stop for something to snack on for my walk.”

Le Figaro (2010) “Autre installation qui va faire du bruit : celle de Franck Kestener. Ce jeune prodige de la chocolaterie, MOF depuis 2004 et champion du monde de pâtisserie par équipe en 2006, débarque enfin à Paris. Jusque-là, il fallait aller jusqu’à Sarreguemines (Moselle) pour goûter à ses créations.”

Kerrin Rousset (2010) “Among the country’s best chocolatiers, yet he somehow escapes the spotlight… my long-time favorite bar, his Atlantique. It’s simply irresistible: dark chocolate, buttery shortbread and salted caramel.”

Photo courtesy of Franck Kestener’s Facebook

Sugarplum Cake Shop

This wedding cake bakery has a café in front, serving house made American-style treats, and – whoa! – free refills on drip coffee.

Practical information

Address: 68 rue Cardinal Lemoine, 75005
Nearest transport: Cardinal Lemoine (10) or Place Monge (7)
Hours: Closed Monday; Tuesday-Sunday, 12-7 pm
Telephone: 01 46 34 07 43
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

Caroline Mignot (2014) “Chocolat chaud très, très chocolaté et délicieux, jus d’agrumes fraîchement pressés et gâteaux simples et bons.”

Good Coffee in Paris (2013) “I had never really considered the coffee making potential of a Parisian café whose main preoccupation was baking, since almost every other place in Paris sharing this feature had always proven to be less than satisfactory in the coffee department. Sugarplum Cake Shop turned out to be a delicious exception to this rule…Sugarplum decided to invest in a great little La Marzocco coffee machine, in barista training for certain staff members, and in the right kind of beans. This has paid off, and while coffee is not their main focus, they do it really well (they have a flat white on the menu), and with real milk.”

David Lebovitz (2011) “Like the laid-back coffee shops in the states, there’s big, wide tables to share with others, or to spread out with your laptop or newspaper (French or English), and enjoy a wedge of cake or a pecan bar along with a tall glass of housemade unsweetened iced tea…the organic coffee is good, too – and refills are included.”


This historic cheese shop (and affineur) has been around since 1909, is still family owned, and has several locations around Paris.

 An absolute favorite 

Practical information

Address: 134 rue Mouffetard, 75005
Nearest transport: Censier-Daubenton (7)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9.30 am-1 pm and 4-7.30 pm; Saturday 9.30 am to 7.30 pm; Sunday 9.30 a.m.-1.30 pm; Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 45 87 85 05
Website Facebook

Additional locations

Address: 37 rue de Verneuil, 75007
Nearest transport: rue du Bac (12)
Hours: Monday 4 pm.-7.30 pm; Tuesday-Saturday 9.30 am.-1 pm and 4-7.30 pm; Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 61 97 55

Address: 93 rue Cambronne, 75015
Nearest transport: Vaugirard (12)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9.30 am -1 pm and 4-7.30 pm; Saturday, 9.30 am -7.30 pm; Sunday 9.30 am -1.30 pm; Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 47 83 32 05

Address: 17 rue des Belles-Feuilles, 75016
Nearest transport: Victor Hugo (2)
Hours: Monday 4-7:30 pm.; Tuesday-Friday 9:30 am-1 pm and 4-7:30 pm; Saturday 9:30 am-7.30 pm; Sunday 9.30 am-1.30 pm
Telephone: 01 45 05 11 77

Address: 1 rue Bois le Vent, 75016
Nearest transport: Muette (9)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 8:30 am-1 pm and 4-7.00 pm; Saturday 8.30 am-7.00 pm; Sunday 8.30 am.-1.30 pm; Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 42 24 17 52

Address: 23 rue de la Terrasse, 75017
Nearest transport: Villiers (2, 3)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9.30 am to 1 pm and 4-7.30 pm; Saturday 9.30- 7.30 pm.; Sunday 9.30 am-1.30 pm; Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 47 64 39 20

Reviews of interest

Meg Zimbeck (2012) “The ultimate French cheese shop…The historic Androuet fromagerie has been sourcing and maturing exceptional cheeses since 1909. Their shop on rue Mouffetard is staffed by friendly English-speakers who will be happy to explain and vacuum-seal your selections.”



Laurent Dubois

Laurent Dubois is a Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF), the highest designation for a cheesemonger and affineur in France. Especially strong in their selection of aged Comté, brebis from the Pyrenées, and small production chèvres. In the caves below the shop, Dubois ages a few cheeses well past the point where other affineurs (and the AOC system) are willing to go – a Sainte-Maure de Tourraine at 100 days, for example, and an extra old Fourme d’Ambert. In-house creations like Roquefort layered with quince paste and Camembert stuffed with marscapone and apples macerated in Calvados make for the perfect dessert.

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Le Mayflower

This comfortable pub at the top of rue Mouffetard pours a rotating selection of well-known Belgian beers like Chimay, Maredsous, and Delirium. If you’re feeling peckish, you can order one of an array of dried sausages, which are served with a cutting board and a knife. It’s a good place to stop for a cheap (for that hood) pint after a day exploring the Arènes de Lutèce, or for an irresponsible late night after bowling.

Practical information

Address: 49 Rue Descartes, 75005
Nearest transport: Cardinal Lemoine (10), Place Monge (7)
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 4:00pm-2:00am,  Friday-Saturday 4:00pm-5:00am. Happy hour 4:00pm-9:30pm.
Telephone: 01 56 24 27 21
Average price for beer: 8€ for pints. 5.50€ during happy hour.
Number of taps: 12
Average price for food: 4.50€
Food options: sausages

Sadaharu Aoki

Master pâtissier Sadaharu Aoki combines French techniques and Japanese flavors.

Practical information

Address: 35 rue de Vaugirard, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint-Placide (4)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 10am-6pm; Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 45 44 48 90
Website   Facebook

Additional Locations

Address: 56 boulevard de Port Royal, 75005
Nearest transport: Les Gobelins (7)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-6pm; Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 45 35 36 80

Address: 25 rue Pérignon, 75015
Nearest transport: Ségur (10)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm; Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 06 02 71

Reviews of interest

Sugared & Spiced (2015) “Then there was Bamboo (€5.50), Aoki’s famed matcha rendition of the classic opéra, consisting of alternating layers of matcha joconde biscuit, chocolate ganache, and matcha buttercream. I had actually tried this already years ago at Aoki’s Taipei branch – didn’t love it then, don’t like it now.”

L’Express (2015) “Il est le premier à avoir intégré des produits typiquement japonais (matcha, sésame noir, yuzu ou haricot rouge) dans des grands classiques de la pâtisserie hexagonale: opéra ou millefeuille au thé vert, éclair au sésame noir. Grâce à une force de travail et de création exceptionnelle, Sadaharu Aoki a également sublimé des recettes plus traditionnelles comme la tarte au citron ou au caramel salé.”

Sugared & Spiced (2014) “Tarte Caramel Matcha (€5.30), a recently launched variation on Aoki’s Tarte Caramel Salé, is an eye-catcher and no less intense in taste. The perfectly piped green spiral of matcha mousse has a strong taste (in comparison to the more subtle flavors in Aoki’s other matcha pastries), and underneath it is a salted caramel that’s both very sweet and salty. I quite liked it, but only in small doses – 1/4 of the tart at a time is perfect.”

Rosa Jackson (2012) “Japanese cake guru, Sadaharu Aoki, mixes flavours from the East with traditional French pastry ingredients to come up with some of the most surprising (and delicious) cakes in Paris.  For those less adventurous, his traditional mille-feuille (vanilla slice) and fraisier (strawberry cake) are perfection incarnate. Or if you fancy something new, try inventions like the Kimagure (choux pastry, vanilla cream, matcha and azuki beans); or the Saya (strawberry mousse with pistachio crème-brûlée and strawberry macaroon).”

Paris Pâtisseries (2011) “I was quick to grab a black sesame éclair (a classic!), but I also spotted a new entrant into la gamme – the Sudachi…It’s a mélange of lemon, mandarin orange and pine, quite acidic and 100% delightful. All the layers of gateau and crème were textbook excellence, as well.”

Dorie Greenspan (2010) “… lovely young woman who sold me this ice cream sandwich at Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki.  The ice cream is my favorite Aoki flavor, black sesame, a marvel, and the cookie is a thin, not-very-sweet (which means perfect) chocolate sable (or shortbread).”

Dorie Greenspan (2009) “Also new are these macarons a la rusk from Sadaharu Aoki.  They’re the shells that would normally be filled to make macarons, brushed with butter, sprinkled with sugar and baked again, so that they’re drier and crunchier than macarons.  In other words, they’re macaron biscotti. And they’re fun.”

Aux Merveilleux de Fred

The specialty at this Lille import are the “Merveilleux” — mounds of crisp meringue enrobed by whipped cream.

Practical information

Address: 129 bis rue Saint Charles, 75015
Nearest transport: Charles Michels (10)
Hours:Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday, 7:30am.-8pm; Sunday, 7:30 am-7 pm
Telephone: 01 45 79 72 47
Website Facebook

Additional Locations

Address: 29 rue de l’Annonciation, 75016
Nearest transport: La Muette (9)
Hours: Closed Monday; Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m-7:30 pm
Telephone: 01 45 20 13 82

Address: 7 rue de Toqueville, 75017
Nearest transport: Villiers (2, 3)
Hours :Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-8 pm; Sunday, 10 am-7 pm
Telephone: 01 42 27 86 63

Address: 2 rue Monge, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert-Mutualité (10)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 43 54 63 72

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2014) “Slathered between two crunchy meringues is a rich cream filling, precisely thick enough to hold the meringues together. The individual cakes are spread with a whisper-thin layer of cream and encrusted with a blizzard of shaved chocolate. The first time I tasted one, I bought a box to share with a friend. But I made the mistake of tasting one before he arrived (or he made the mistake of being late) and by the time he got there, all that was left were a few crumbs of meringue.”

Lindsey Tramuta (2014) “Unlike most on-trend patisseries that perpetually roll out limited-edition flavors, Mr. Vaucamp keeps his meringues focused, offering a compact but beautifully executed selection of six flavors, from the classic, rolled in dark chocolate, to the more original, like cherry and speculoos (spiced Belgian biscuits).”

David Lebovitz (2011) “Each merveilleux is layers of croquant meringue and lightly sweetened whipped cream, and comes in just three flavors: chocolate, coffee, and speculoos (spiced). I think if Aux Merveilleux de Fred decided to open anywhere else, be it the Marais or Dubuque, Iowa, they would have lines around the block.”

Caroline Mignot (2011) “Certes, c’est sucré, c’est riche, mais finalement assez léger, sorte de nuage de meringue et de crème qui se laisse déguster sans l’ombre d’un remord (surtout le spéculoos).”

Grégory Renard

The chocolate here is fine… the macarons are exceptional and exceptionally priced at one euro a piece. His version of the salted butter caramel macaron is our favorite in the city, and he’s got a real gift for balancing floral and tart flavors to keep them (rose, violet, poppy flower) from tasting like soap. Not to be missed.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 120 rue St. Dominique, 75007
Nearest transport: Ècole Militaire (8) or Pont de l’Alma (RER C)
Hours: closed Sunday, closed Monday
Telephone: 01 47 05 19 17

Additional Locations

Address: 35 rue Daubenton, 75005
Nearest transport: Censier-Daubenton (7)
Hours: closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 47 07 37 51

La Bague de Kenza

Make a pot of mint tea or strong black coffee and bite into these fragrant, sticky-sweet Algerian pastries.

Practical information

Address: 106 rue Saint Maur, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3)
Hours: Every day 9am-10pm
Telephone: 01 43 14 93 15

Additional locations

Address: 233 rue de la Convention, 75015
Nearest transport: Convention (12)
Telephone: 01 42 50 02 97

Address: 70 rue de Turbigo, 75003
Nearest transport: Temple
Telephone: 01 44 61 06 39

Address: 173 rue du Faubourg St-Antoine, 75012
Nearest transport: Faidherbe-Chaligny
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm, Friday 1:30pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-8pm
Telephone: 01 43 41 47 02

Address: 31 rue Linné, 75005
Nearest transport: Jussieu (7,10)
Telephone: 01 45 87 02 04

Address: 136 rue Saint Honoré, 75001
Nearest transport: Louvre-Rivoli (1)
Hours: Saturday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday 2:30pm-8:00pm
Telephone: 01 42 86 85 23

Reviews of interest

Barbra Austin (2009) “Sticky honey, rich nuts, the crunch of semolina, the perfume of orange and roses, chewy dates, rose:  These are the themes upon which the the variations of Algerian sweets are built.  And they are sweet:  The honey in some of them is dizzying, toothache-inducing. I mean that in a good way.”

Caroline Mignot (2009) “…je pense que cela fera plaisir aux amateurs voisins. A savoir aussi, on peut commander un couscous (pour 6 personnes minimum) ou un tajine à emporter. On retrouve toujours ces galettes salées à dévorer et bien sûr ces étages de pâtisseries algériennes.”

Clotilde Dusoulier (2006) “It’s okay not to know the names of all (or any) of the little guys: the staff often caters to novices, so you can just smile and point, or ask for an assortment… their confections show a subtlety and balance that clearly set them apart from the cloying, oily specimens one occasionally comes across. And because the shop is renowned and popular, their turnover is high and their selection correspondingly fresh.”

La Parisienne

Baker Daniel Pouphary finished second in the 2010 Grand Prix de la Baguette.

Practical information

Address: 28 rue Monge, 75005
Nearest transport: Cardinal Lemoine (10)
Hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday

Reviews of interest

Meg Zimbeck for Budget Travel (2010) “Don’t miss Pouphary’s unusual variety of croissants, including noix de coco (coconut) and chocolat lait noisette (milk chocolate and hazelnut)…”

Best Baguette (Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris) 2nd place in 2010.

Pâtisserie Ciel

A light and airy space featuring light and airy angel food cakes in a variety of Franco-Japanese flavors. Sweet and savory cakes are available to-go or served in the salon alongside Japanese whiskey, champagne or tea.

Practical information

Address: 3, rue Monge, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert – Mutualité (10)
Hours: Open Tuesday-Thursday 10:30am-11pm, Friday and Saturday 10:30-2am and Sunday 10am-6pm; Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 43 29 40 78
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2014) The specialities here are delicately flavoured chiffon cakes with a button of thick buttercream when you reach the centre. If you choose to eat your cake in the austere café, you don’t need to be a stressed-out student to appreciate the serenity. The gentle beauty of cakes baked with everything from passion fruit to black sesame – and being Paris, chocolate – are as soothing as the neutral surroundings.”

Francois Simon (2013) ” Une pâtisserie japonaise avec sa poétique minimaliste. Des thés des meilleures provenances, des sakes de première,  et puis, des gateaux légérissimes (chiffon cake, en japonais) baptisés <angel cake>. Déroutant et délicieux.”

Paris Bouge (2013) “Plus fin qu’une génoise et presque aussi aériens qu’un nuage, les Angel Cakes de la Pâtisserie Ciel renferment un délicieux cœur fondant et crémeux.”

Le Figaro (2013) “La chef Aya Tamura (passée par le Jules Verne, le Mandarin Oriental, Saturne) les a imaginés parfumés au thé matcha, au yuzu, au sésame noir, à la framboise, au praliné rose ou au caramel (5€ le petit, 18€ le moyen, 22€ le grand). Mais aussi en version salée (parmesan-huile de noix).”

Maison Claudel Vin et Whisky

This neighborhood newcomer is both a shop and tasting space for their dual obsessions, wine and whisky. The shop sells 300 references for each, and those who want to sip on the spot can choose between 24 wines and 80 whiskeys by the glass. Leather club chairs and a selection of small bites make this a great stop before dinner nearby.

Practical information

Address: 62 rue Monge, 75005
Nearest transport: Place Monge (7) or Cardinal Lemoine (10)
Hours: Tuesday 4-9pm, Wednesday-Friday 9:30am-2:30pm and 4pm-9pm, Saturday 9:30am-9pm, Sunday 9:30am-2:30pm, closed Monday
Telephone: 01 45 87 17 95

Cooperative Latte Cisternino

The source for some of the best burrata in town, and other products direct from Italy.

Practical information

Address: 46 rue du Faubourg Poissonière, 75010
Nearest transport: Poissonière (7)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
Telephone: 01 47 70 30 36

Additional Locations

Address: 108 rue Saint Maur, 75011
Nearest transport: Parmentier (3)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 38 54 54

Address: 17 rue Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, 75005
Nearest transport: Censier Daubenton (7)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday

Address: 37 rue Godot de Mauroy, 75009
Nearest transport: Havre-Caumartin (3, 9)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday
Telephone: 06 74 91 66 58



Practical information

Address: 12 rue de l’Hôtel Colbert, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert-Mutualité (10)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 29 59 04
Average price for lunch: 48€ or 78€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Contemporary tasting menu
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Reviews of interest

Food Intelligence (2011) “…il y a du Ryokan dans cette ancienne auberge…Les mets fascinent par leur sobriété. Harmonie des goûts, respect des légumes jusqu’à leurs racines…”

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “…une expérience à tenter pour le plaisir, qui vous laisse tournoyant d’émotion douce et de réflexion sereine…”

Table à Découvert (2011) “Au premier abord, j’ai un peu peur de la diversité de goûts et de la multiplicité des éléments, mais le plat s’en tire bien au final, léger, délicat et corsé par moment…pas de fusion, pas d’accent japonais forcé, mais une cuisine délicate, gourmande et à bon prix le midi.”

John Talbott (2011) “the ladies had pieces of merlan, radishes, potatoes, baby scallions, on a bed of garlic and covered with an emulsion of emulsion, and the men had slices of beautiful entrecote with Japanese mushrooms, other veggies and potatoes with a wasabi sauce.  Great both!”

Simon Says (2011) “La formule du déjeuner à 35 euros est exemplaire avec des plats raffinés, d’une précision impressionnante témoin cette entrée de calamars avec feuille de chou chinois…”

Le Figaro (2010) “…l’adresse ménage les savants suspenses de menus ciselés par un ­certain Yoshitake, habile à « nipponiser » saint-jacques grillées sur purée de potiron en émulsion de curry, caneton figues et coulis de betteraves, barbue et tomate. Où commence la cuisine de France, où finit celle d’Archipel ?”

Le Figaro (2010) “Légumes verts sur œuf mollet, émulsion de verdure : de haute définition. Caneton, figues en coulis et betteraves : limpide. Crème chocolat, glace vanille, noisette caramélisée et nougat au soja : mignard.”




La Tour d’Argent

Practical information

Address: 15 quai de la Tournelle, 75005
Nearest transport: Cardinal Lemoine (10) or Pont Marie (7)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few weeks in advance
Telephone: 01 43 54 23 31
Average price for lunch: 60-100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, Haute Cuisine
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Reviews of interest

Simon Says (2010) “… à la fois le répertoire daté de la Tour, une gastronomie muséifiée mais désarmante comme ces superbes  quenelles dans leur abstraction poudrée et soyeuse (toute une époque transformant à tour de bras). Le siècle est également présent avec ces plats tranchés, déstructurés, articulant ses diphtongues, procédant par phonèmes, onomatopées.”

Alexander Lobrano (2010) “… a formal space, elegantly decorated, a bit stiff, but the service was just as gallant as I remembered…would I go again? Yes, most definitely.”

John Talbott (2010) “… everything was perfect…an enormous staff, a monument to French cuisine, a superb view, a fine culinary theater piece and good ingredients.  In addition, I’ll bet if we went back next week the consistency would be impressive.  But there was no wow, no geewhiz, no razzle-dazzle…”

Photo via La Tour d’Argent’s Facebook page


Practical information

Address: 31 rue de la Parcheminerie, 75005
Nearest transport: Cluny-La Sorbonne (10), Saint-Michel (4)
Hours: Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner; Open Sunday for dinner only
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 46 33 75 10
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Japanese

Reviews of interest

Ann Mah (2011) “a convivial place to share a meal with friends, to sip a cocktail (or two) and order (and reorder) a series of small, bright, salty bites…”

Simon Says (2011) “C’est tout nouveau et délicieux. une izakaya en plein coeur de la Huchette, c’est à peine croyable…Petits plats adorables: girolles sautées à la sauce soja et beurre, palourdes au saké, poulpes sautés à l’ail, encornets grillés, porc mariné au gingembre…”

Table à Découvert (2011) “Assurément le succès du dîner (on en a recommandé en cours de route), les aubergines au bouillon…Une chair terriblement soyeuse qui nous a douté un bon moment sur la cuisson du légume, vapeur, grill…Vrai coup de coeur perso!”