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académie de la bière Paris beer bar

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
Website

Additional reviews

Académie de la Bière page on Beer Advocate

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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.”

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Caves du Panthéon

Nearly 100 years old, this shop offers stacks and stacks of estate-bottled wines from all regions of France.

Practical information

Address: 174 rue Saint Jacques, 75005
Nearest transport: Cluny – La Sorbonne (10) or Luxembourg (RER B)
Hours: closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 46 33 90 35

Reviews of interest

Dr. Vino (2007) “…would be ‘worth a journey’ if Michelin rated wine shops…”

Wine Terroirs (2007) “…this caviste gathers more artisan wines than you’ll probably need. Very good selection, including some upcoming winemakers…”

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Brewberry beer shop Paris

Brewberry

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€
Website

Reviews of interest

Brewberry page on Beer Advocate

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Le Porte-Pot

Le Porte-Pot

An address for a decent glass of wine in the Latin Quarter, and bottles to go, too.

Practical information

Address: 14 rue Boutebrie, 75005
Nearest transport: Cluny – La Sorbonne (10)
Hours: Evenings, Tuesday-Saturday
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 43 25 24 24
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Wine bar / small plates / tapas

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…”

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

Pierre Jégu (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.”

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Les Papilles

Les Papilles

Bring some friends to share in Bertrand Bluy’s family style dinner at this cave à manger. Still very well-priced at only 31€ for four courses, and with an excellent selection of bottles sold at caviste prices, either to-go or to open at the table for a modest corkage fee.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 30 rue Gay Lussac, 75005
Nearest transport: Luxembourg (RER B)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 25 20 79
Average price for lunch: 10–19€
Average price for dinner: 20–34€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

Meg Zimbeck (2013) “A lot of chefs like to go there on their day off because they don’t have to think about it…”

Barbra Austin (2010) “The first course was a velouté of lentils.  At first glance the white in the center of the bowl looked like a small poached egg but it was actually crème fraîche…two generous portions of magret de canard soon followed, served family style and surrounded by one of the most colorful assortments of vegetables I’ve ever seen in Paris.”

Meg Zimbeck (2008) “Choose a wine from the shelf and then put yourself in their capable kitchen hands. Market-fresh ingredients arrive in copper-plated casseroles, and desserts are as good as you’d expect…”

Marc Bittman for the New York Times (2009) “The food is often Michelin-star quality, and though the menu offers no choices — everyone gets the same soup, main course, salad and dessert — as long as your tastes are broad (or you’re a not-super-hungry vegetarian) you are going to be not only satisfied but happy…”

Colette Monsat for Figaroscope (2009) “Taillée dans un mouchoir de poche, cette cave à manger-épicerie fine, par ailleurs très convaincante, affiche souvent complet. ”

David Lebovitz (2006) “This first thing you notice about Les Papilles is the wine, and the place does double-duty as a wine bar. The window has boxes and boxes of bottles of wine stacked neatly, and as you walk in, one side of the restaurant is entirely devoted to wine and a few choice food products…”

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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
Website

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.”

 

 

 

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Café de la Nouvelle Mairie

This is a true café, open all day long starting at 8am. But it’s the natural wines and simple food that keep this place busy.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 19 rue des Fossés Saint Jacques, 75005
Nearest transport: Cardinal Lemoine (10) or Luxembourg (RER B)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Closed Saturday
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 44 07 04 41
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 20-35€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, small plates and tapas

Reviews of interest

Isabelle Legeron (2014) “There’s always at least one wine by the glass for €4 and the 300-bin list features multiple cuvées by the same grower, providing a great overview of a producer’s work. Look out for the collection of one of Jura’s cult vineyards, Domaine Overnoy-Houillon, whose much sought-after wines rarely appear on Parisian wine lists nowadays.”

John Talbott (2014) “How can you not go to a place if you’re staying/living in the neighborhood that has the down and dirty bistro food of your youth and a Turkish toilet?”

Wine Terroirs (2010) “…they have roughly 18 wines on the black-board menu, half in whites, half in reds, with prices starting at 4 € a glass, with people/estates like Descombes, Mosse, Dard & Ribo, Villemade…The charcuterie and vegetables, meat and everything is sourced directly in the regions.”

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Deliziefollie

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)

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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.”

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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
Website

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…

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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.”

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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.”

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Androuet

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.”

 

 

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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.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 47 boulevard Saint-Germain, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert-Mutualité (10)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30am-7:30pm; Sunday, 8:30am-1pm; closed Monday
Telephone: 01 43 54 50 93
Website Facebook

Additional locations

Address: 2 rue de Lourmel, 75015
Nearest transport: Dupleix (6)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9am-1pm and 4pm-7:45; Saturday, 8:30am-7:45pm; Sunday, 9am-1pm; closed Monday
Telephone: 01 45 78 70 58

Address: 97-99 rue Saint-Antoine, 75004
Nearest transport: Saint-Paul (1)
Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday 9am-8pm and Sunday 9am-1pm; Closed Mondays
Telephone: 01 48 87 27 10

Reviews of interest

Jennifer Greco (2011) “Monsieur and Madame Dubois and the staff at both of their shops are incredibly passionate and quite happy to share their knowledge with you…They offer almost the same selection, but the ambiance of the two older shops is considerably different. The shop in the 15th has the feel of a local, neighborhood place, while the one in the 5th on the Boulevard Saint-Germain caters more toward tourists.”

Ann Mah (2011) “I really love stopping here, chatting with the vendeurs, and spending my hard-earned centimes on a morsel of perfect cheese…”

Photo via Laurent Dubois’ Facebook page

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Carl Marletti

A jewel box of a pâtisserie, just off of rue Mouffetard.

Practical information

Address: 51 Rue Censier, 75005
Nearest transport: Censier-Daubenton (7)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-1:30pm; Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 43 31 68 12
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “Carl Marletti is past master at creating beautiful delicacies for greedy aesthetes… His creations (around €5 a piece) are exquisite and brightly coloured, often classic pastries lifted by floral notes… His lemon tart, was named the best in Paris in 2010 and is worth a visit in itself, as are his speciality vanilla millefeuilles.”

Paris Patisseries (2011) “Among all my favorite no ******** patissiers, Carl Marletti is the standout. I ate every pastry he sold, and not once was there a pointless anything – in or on his work. There was some silver leaf and a few dragees, of course, but those were simply subtle pieces of flare. All other garnishes, no matter how small, were flavored. Every nut, every piece of fruit, every piping of crème had a purpose. And, as you can see in these photos, the man certainly knew how to take the core elements of the flavor palate he’d chosen and bring them to life aesthically.”

Dorie Greenspan (2008) “The edges of the cookies taste and melt in your mouth as though they are made of butter, and only butter. They’re incredibly fragile, but also crisp. Then there’s the center of the cookies – a translucent caramel with nuts. I’ve never seen cookies like these…but I’d be happy to see them everywhere.”

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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
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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

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) “…the 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).”

Gilles Pudlowski (2010) “Ses biscuits sont faussement simples et ses cakes, financiers, florentines, cookies, confitures « pur fruit » et sans sucre excessif, sont à fondre. Tout ce qu’il propose possède aussi bien le look moderne que la fibre japonaise donc légère. Et la magie n’est jamais absente de ses douces créations.”

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.”

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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).”

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Eric Kayser

Don’t let the multiple locations fool you into thinking that this is some kind of mediocre chain bakery: The breads at Kayser are excellent (ranked #1 on our list of Five Great Baguettes in Paris).

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 8 rue Monge, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert-Mutualité (10)
Hours: Closed Tuesday
Telephone: 01 44 07 01 42
Website Facebook

Additional Locations

Address: 33 rue Danielle Casanova, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 97 59 29

Address: 16 rue des Petits-Carreaux, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 33 76 48

Address: 14 rue Monge, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert-Mutualité (10)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 44 07 17 81

Address: 10 rue de l’Ancienne Comedie, 75006
Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 25 71 60

Address: 87 rue d’Assas, 75006
Nearest transport: Port-Royal (RER B)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 54 92 31

Address: 18 rue du Bac, 75007
Nearest transport: Solferino (12)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 42 61 27 63

Address: 85 blvd Malesherbes, 75008
Nearest transport: Villiers (2, 3)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 45 22 70 30

Address: 309 rue du Faubourg St. Antoine, 75011
Nearest transport: Nation (1, 2, 6, 9)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 79 01 76

Address: 77 quai Panhard et Levassor, 75013
Nearest transport: Bibliothèque François Mitterand (14, RER C)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 56 61 11 06

Address: 87 rue Didot, 75014
Nearest transport: Plaisance (13)
Hours: Closed Wednesday
Telephone: 01 45 42 59 19

Address: 79 rue du Commerce, 75015
Nearest transport: Commerce (8)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 44 19 88 54

Address: 79 ave Mozart, 75016
Nearest transport: Jasmin (9)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 88 03 29

Address: 19 ave des Ternes, 75017
Nearest transport: Ternes (2)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 80 23 28

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2009) Recommended in The Sweet Life in Paris.

Stephen L. Kaplan (2006) Recommended in Good Bread Is Back.

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Gregory Renard by Barbra Austin

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
Website

Additional Locations

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

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La Bague de Kenza by Barbra Austin

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.”

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La Parisienne by Meg Zimbeck

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.

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angel food cake Patisserie Ciel

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).”

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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
Website

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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

 

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Anahuacalli

A well-regarded Mexican address in the 5th, serving specialties like huitlacoche quesadillas, tortilla soup, mole and tamales.

Practical information

Address: 30 rue des Bernardins, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert-Mutualité (10)
Hours: Dinner everyday; Lunch, Sunday only
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 26 10 20
Website
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 35-49€
Style of cuisine: Mexican
Special attributes: vegetarian options, open Sunday, open Monday

Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2007) “…un accueil délicieux et 100 % mexicain, et surtout des assiettes qui ont un sens et une vraie personnalité. Les tortillas au maïs servies tièdes développent les mêmes parfums qu’à Oaxaca..”

 

 

 

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Sola by Barbra Austin

Sola

A refined Franco-Japanese address from the owners of Youlin.

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 12 rue de l’Hôtel Colbert, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert-Mutualité (10)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 29 59 04
Website
Average price for lunch: 35-49€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Fusion
Special attributes: prix-fixe

Reviews of interest

Bruno Verjus (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…”

Caroline Mignot (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!”

John Talbott (2011) “…a cauliflower soup…delightful, light, indeed etherial…foie gras with miso (ah ha, the Japanese touch) and…shaved navets…the best meal of 2011 so far.”

François-Régis Gaudry – L’Express (2011) “Une conjugaison saint-jacques-navets calme, gracile, parfaite dans son épure…Un accord Seiche-chou chinois piquée d’une moutarde maison. Scotchant.”

François Simon (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…”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (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 ?”

Emmanuel Rubin – Figaroscope (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.”

 

 

 

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Les Pâtes Vivantes by Barbra Austin

Les Pâtes Vivantes

Hand-thrown noodles are stretched and cut before your eyes at this Chinese spot.

Practical information

Address: 46 rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, 75009
Nearest transport: Le Peletier (7)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 45 23 10 21
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Chinese
Special attributes: good for solo dining, open Monday

Additional location

Address: 22 boulevard Saint Germain, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert-Mutualité (10)
Hours: Open every day
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 40 46 84 33

Reviews of interest

Caroline Mignot (2013) “Tout est mélangé et se déguste avec envie. Sauce un peu sucrée, mais surtout bien serrée, petits morceaux de porc confit délicieux, nouilles irrégulières dans la forme et si bonnes, coriandre, ciboule, céleri, carotte, concombre, le bonheur pour 9,50 €!”

Patricia Wells (2011) “The satisfying and amazingly long, alabaster handpulled noodles are prepared right in front of  you…we headed straight for the heat, their spicy “crevettes touchant la ciel,” a giant bowl of  soothing wheat noodles teamed up with squares of soft tofu, Chinese cabbage, shrimp in the shell, and plenty of Sichwan peppercorns…I was in seventh heaven!”

Barbra Austin via Girls’ Guide to Paris (2010) “The noodles (9–12 euros) are served sautéed or in soups, with vegetables, shrimp, chicken or pork. My favorite is the spicy Szechuan beef, with thin pieces of meat floating among the slippery noodles in a slightly piquant broth, garnished with fresh cilantro and scallions.”

Alexander Lobrano (2008) “This little cubby hole of a place where a cheerful Chinese lady spins fresh noodles from long coiled wands of dough all day long is a charming spot that’s become a big hit with everyone…My lunch menu include a small salad, two grilled ravioli, and a generous spool of fresh noodles in delicious, flavorful bouillon garnished with fresh coriander, thin slices of beef, bean sprouts, tofu, chili paste and an errant vegetable or two…”

David Lebovitz (2008) “Not only is Les Pâtes Vivantes not expensive, but a bowl of their handmade noodles in soup, or stir-fried with beef, tofu, and chili pepper, is pretty satisfying…”

François Simon (2008) “Des “pates vivantes”, c’est à dire étirées à la main devant vous. C’est tout petit, donné (9,90€ le large bol au boeuf) et sincèrement dans les buées de cuisson…”

 

 

 

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La Tour d'Argent via latourdargent.com

La Tour d’Argent

Chef Laurent Delarbre has run the kitchen of this landmark since 2010, bringing modern sensibility to the menu while maintaining much of the restaurant’s classic repertoire, including the famous numbered ducklings.

Practical information

Address: 15 quai de la Tournelle, 75005
Nearest transport: Cardinal Lemoine (10) or Pont Marie (7)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 43 54 23 31
Website
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, Haute Cuisine
Special attributes: haute cuisine, superior wine list, excellent cheese course, panoramic view, valet parking

Reviews of interest

François Simon (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, and especially for the 65 Euro lunch menu, which is one of the best buys in town.”

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…”

 

 

 

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