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Denizens of eastern Paris feel lucky to live near Chanceux, an all-day café, restaurant, wine shop and épicerie that opened last year near the utterly charming Square Gardette. For breakfast you can get a fresh baguette with butter and homemade jam for 5 euros, or a wonderful plate with ham, Cantal cheese, a soft-boiled egg and toasts with buckwheat butter for 10 euros. For lunch, you can try the za’atar dusted brioche with hokkaido squash and chiles or a small selection of sandwiches, plus charcuterie, cheese and dessert. We haven’t yet been during the evening, but this has quickly established itself as a favorite daytime spot. It’s also a great place to shop for some well-curated pantry staples (oils, vinegars, spices), plus cheese, charcuterie and wine.

CHANCEUX (rue st-maur)

57 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011
Open Tuesday-Wednesday from 8:30am-5pm
Open Thursday-Saturday from 8:30am-11pm
Open Sunday from 10am-11pm
Reservations at +33 1 81 69 67 05


63 Rue Galande, 75005



  • David Lebovitz (2021) “Everything in the shop is carefully sourced, and definitely fait maison. As part of an initiative in France to let people know the restaurant they were dining at cooked foods from scratch, the government introduced a Fait Maison symbol a few years back to assure diners that they were getting what they thought they were. (No need to rifle around behind the restaurant for tell-tale packages…) But no one needs to worry at Chanceux and they don’t need any symbols or logos posted on the door; when I had lunch at Chanceux the other day, fresh produce teetered on my table, and the cheese and charcuterie cases listed where everything was from, and in some cases – like the cheese below – the person who made it.”
  • Gault et Millau “À l’initiative de Farah Laacher et Thomas Lehoux (Brûlerie de Belleville, Ten Belles), ce café-épicerie est le nouveau spot indispensable du quartier. Animation dès le petit déjeuner, petites assiettes le midi et prolongation jusqu’en soirée avec une carte aussi maligne que possible mêlant les genres : terrine de lapin maison, acras de morue sauce chien, truite marinée crudo de poireaux et ail noir, pavlova pistache… Et le café est bien sûr excellent, dans un cadre brut, ouvert, accueillant.”


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