Caluche is an all-day café and wine bar that serves fresh bistro fare in the Latin Quarter. This little gem is run by a former owner and server from the Café de la Nouvelle Mairie. The latter is renowned as a destination for natural wine lovers, and that crowd will be happy with this new venture. They’ll be even happier with the food – it’s phenomenally better at Caluche. Beyond the expected small-plate nibbles (olives, dried sausage), I loved their fresh take on a pissaladière with mackerel and shaved fennel. A dish of grilled lamb with lacquered eggplant and cherries was deeply satisfying. There were also good vegetarian options. The vibe is casual – they’re not trying to be anything more than an excellent neighborhood place – and I’m thrilled to have more spots like this in Paris. Take advantage of their sweet little sidewalk terrace in nice weather.