We first discovered Quina Lon during her pastry chef days at Au Passage and then Martin. Her pastries, never too sweet and always utilizing the freshest ingredients, were evidence of time spent in some of the best kitchens in the world (Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Mugaritz). She partnered with her sister Francine, who holds an equally impressive CV (Eleven Madison Park, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal) to open Muscovado in 2016. The breakfast and lunch menus, which change often, are served Wednesday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday feature a special brunch menu from 10am – 5pm including classic egg dishes, coffee from Belleville Brûlerie, and of course their in house pastries that are available all day, everyday. They’re experimenting with also serving dinner on Thursday and Friday nights, but you may want to confirm that by calling for a reservation.
Bright and welcoming, this little shop near the Canal Saint Martin carries a large selection of French beers and a nicely curated selection of imports. There is even a seasonal house beer, brewed in collaboration with Brew Unique. Nico, the rock-drummer-turned-beer-aficionado owner, serves up sandwiches and other snacks for those who want to turn their beer run into lunch or an apéro.
— Camille Malmquist, December 2015
Cooked and cured hams from just about every region in France and as far as the eye can see.
Smart students line up for the killer sandwiches at this Mediterranean shop, which offers French, Italian, and Spanish meats and cheeses, plus an assortment of groceries and wine.
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Address: 58 rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Geneviève, 75005
Nearest transport: Cardinal Lemoine (10), Maubert – Mutualité (10)
Hours: Closed Sunday. Open Monday-Saturday 12pm-11pm
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 43 26 70 43
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 20-34€
Style of cuisine: Italian, French, Japanese, small plates & tapas
Special attributes: good for solo dining, sandwiches, take-away, continuous service
This lunch spot is run by the Poilâne people, and features tartines - open faced sandwiches, hot and cold - on their famous bread. Locations in the 6th and 3rd.