During Friday I met up with the lovely Aisling for a morning date at Rose Bakery, located on the second floor inside Le Bon Marché. The space is light, bright (and so far pretty calm), everything is organic and very tasty if I can say so myself. We started with scones, smoothies and granola but quickly moved on to their desserts, of course. Who can ignore a freshly baked brownie and a straight-out-of-the-oven muffin? Not me, that’s for sure. We might as well have stayed for lunch too. Oh well, another time!
A couple of weeks ago I met up with the lovely Meg and Lauren for a little afternoon treat at Odette. As you probably know, I don’t mind a little cream puff every now and then and since I first heard about Odette through Meg’s post I had been wanting to go. I’m so happy I did because, to me, these little things are the best cream puffs I’ve had in Paris so far.
As I previously told you, I met up with Grace to do some research work at the café Le Loir dans la Théière the other week. I’ve been here a couple of times before but never had the opportunity to taste the desserts that I’ve heard so much about. Especially that famous (and absolutely humongous) lemon meringue tart! I love the homey, cosy feeling you get at this café and even though the lemon meringue tart wasn’t the best I’ve had in Paris so far, I would definitely come back for the atmosphere.
I know that the blog has been lacking with updates this weekend but I guess that’s the consequences of having an absolutely fantastic time with some of the loveliest people in the world. I hope you all have had a great Easter weekend!
Let’s start this week with some sweets! I’ve been wanting to try out the adorable café called Mamie Gâteaux for ages now and a couple of days ago I finally got the chance to do so, and I’m definitely coming back! It’s such a cosy and small place with delicious looking cakes lined up along the counter. You can choose between a yummy carrot cake, scones, a rich chocolate cake, the crumble you see above and many other desserts.
Warm up your fingers at Café Télescope.
Today I met up with the lovely Sugared & Spice for a little breakfast at Café Saint Régis. And I know what you’re probably thinking: that doesn’t look like Café Saint Régis… And you’re right, it’s not. For some reason we didn’t get enough and decided to move on to the coffee shop Ten Belles which we’ve both been wanting to visit for a while.
Right now it seems like these kind of coffee bars are popping up all over the place in Paris and I think I’ve been a little bit resistant to try them all since they remind me a little bit too much of many cafés back home (and I’m here to experience more of Paris, not Stockholm) but I must admit that I’m happy I visited. It was such a cosy place with a very sweet staff and a yummy selection of drinks, sandwiches and desserts. The raspberry lemonade and the pastries were hands down the favourite part of my visit. The pastries tasted sooo much like home (the flavours that is, since I’ve never seen these exact pastries before) that it almost made me feel a little bit homesick… So I guess it wasn’t too bad that there were a few similarities to Stockholm. Now I’m going to have to come back for another taste of home very soon.
Last weekend I spent Sunday morning together with Edna at Jacques Genin. We shared a stunning vanilla mille-feuille, delicious caramels and hot chocolate. I’ve been wanting to come here for so long and I’m so happy I finally did, everything was absolutely delicious and I had a lovely time together with Edna. Although our wonderful Sunday didn’t end there! There’s more to come…
And tonight it’s time for the Oscars, yay! Can’t wait to see what everybody will wear and who will win. Exciting!
The other day, while walking by Place des Vosges I couldn’t help but to stop for a little sugary treat at Carette. The raspberry tart is one of my absolute favourite pastries in Paris and I always seem to come back to it! But it’s actually quite fun to try the same kind of pastry from different places because everyone makes it in their own way. This one from Carette was really lovely with a hint of lavender.
After our visit to the Louvre we headed over to Café Angelina for something sweet. I’ve been thinking about going here for ages, simply because of their pretty décor and yummy looking pastries! Yes yes, I know about the hot chocolate as well but since I have a hard time with too much milk I skipped it and admired Edna’s instead. At Angelina we also meet up with sweet Danielle and shared a Mille-feuille and Mont Blanc together. Desserts and some girl talk is never a bad idea!