Practical information Address: 41 rue du Temple, 75004 Nearest transport: Hôtel de Ville (1, 11), Rambuteau (11) Hours: Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner and Sunday for lunch Reservations: Book a few days in advance Telephone: 01 58 28 18 90 Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Practical information Address: 29 rue Bourg-Tibourg, 75004 Nearest transport: Hôtel de Ville (1, 11) Hours: Open Friday-Sunday for lunch and dinner; Open Monday-Thursday for dinner only Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome Telephone: 09 83 56 47 93 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price for dinner: 20-39€
If you have only one ice cream cone in Paris, make sure it comes from Berthillon, the long-standing grande dame of glaces. The tea salon is worth a visit, too.
Head to Pozzetto for seriously good gelato, made daily in small batches. And for an added bonus, some of the best espresso in Paris. Two locations – zoom and click on the map for details.
The gelato comes in many colors at Deliziefollie, including some not found in nature. Two locations.
Your choice of flavors will be formed into a rose shape at this popular gelato shop. Two locations.
Practical information Address: 69 Rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile, 75004 Nearest transport: Pont Marie (7) Hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday; Open Wednesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner Reservations: Book a few days in advance Telephone: 01 40 46 01 35 Average price for lunch: 40-59€ Average price
Hipster beer geekiness pervades this shop just off the Place de la Bastille, with a record player spinning the blues, a faux phone box housing the English beers, and a periodic table of beer styles on the wall. Prices are very fair, and Guillaume, the friendly young owner is rightly proud of his ever-growing collection which boasts 500 beers from all over the world.
Simon Thillou’s shop is the place to go for craft beer made in France. He works with brewers all over the country to source his remarkable and impeccably curated collection of small-batch French beers.
This Roanne-based shop is known for their bean-to-bar chocolate tablets – packaged in unmistakable, multicolored stacks – and Praluline, a praline-studded brioche.
Beans are roasted right before your eyes at this excellent coffee boutique. Take a bag home, or take a seat in the back room and order a drink from the expert barista.
Stop at this fromagerie for an impromptu picnic on the Seine.
Since 1946, this bakery and traiteur has been offering Jewish and eastern European specialties, from cheesecake and strudel to pastrami, to a loyal clientele in the heart of the Marais.
This historic traiteur and patisserie invented the oft-imitated Opera Cake.
Stéphane Henry finished sixth in the 2009 Grand Prix de la Baguette.
A charming, sliver of a shop, peddling prettily packaged Portuguese products, and pasteis de nata – the classic egg tarts found in Lisbon.
Larnicol is known for his whimsical chocolate centerpieces and sculptures, as well as his signature kouignettes, a miniature, deeply caramelized version of the classic kouign amann.
This narrow shop assaults the senses with aromatic spices and shelves stacked mainly with pan-Mediterranean and Middle Eastern products, plus plenty of hard-to-find global groceries.
Open since 1912, this picture-postcard Paris bistro is part of the Ducasse group.
The sunset over Sacré-Coeur is hard to beat from this perch. Queue early for drinks and bar snacks on the stellar roof deck with a stand-out 360° view of Paris (and packs of hipsters). Or, alternately, avoid the lines by booking a reservation for a prix-fixe dinner in the restaurant below.
A beautiful pastry shop and tea salon, with privileged locations at Trocadero and the Place des Vosges.
Practical information Address: 6 rue des Ecouffes, 75004 Nearest transport: Saint Paul (1) Hours: Closed Monday and lunch on weekdays; Open Tuesday-Friday for dinner and Saturday-Sunday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book a few days in advance Telephone: 01 42 77 24 59 Average price
Practical information Address: 4 quai d’Orléans, 75004 Nearest transport: Pont Marie (7) Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book a few days in advance Phone: 01 40 46 06 97 Average price for lunch: 40-59€ Average price for dinner:
Practical information Address: 6 rue des Ecouffes, 75004 Nearest transport: Saint Paul (1) Hours: Closed Saturday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Thursday for lunch, and dinner till 7pm; Open Friday for lunch, and dinner till 5pm; Open Sunday 10am-7pm Reservations: Walk-Ins Welcome Telephone: 01 42 78 15 76
Practical Information Address: 9 place des Vosges, 75004 Nearest transport: Saint-Paul (1), Chemin Vert (8) Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book many weeks in advance Telephone: 01 42 78 51 45 Average price for lunch: More than 100€
This self-taught modernist chef’s signature dishes include an oyster sorbet, chicken cooked with licorice root, and a “larme” (tear) of chocolate.
Practical information Address: 3 rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, 75004 Nearest transport: Hotel de Ville (1, 11), Saint Paul (1) Hours: Open every day for lunch & dinner Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome Telephone: 01 42 74 71 52 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price for dinner: 40-59€ Style of
A legendary tea seller and salon du thé.
Another pita place for the Marais–this annex of an Israeli chain has above average, far more creative offerings than your corner kebab stand.
This trés cozy brunch spot and tea salon is known for savory and sweet tarts, including a mile-high lemon meringue. Prepare to queue.