To celebrate crêpe day yesterday I met up with Edna, Milsters and Grace at Breizh Café. Why not take the chance to indulge in some yummy crêpes when you have a legit excuse to do so? And as you probably can tell from the photos above it was absolutely delicious, especially that caramel. Mmm!
Yesterday I had plans to meet up with Grace, from Will She Love Paris?, and Edna, from Expat Edna. Our original plan was to overindulge in delicious pastries at Jacques Genin but as you probably can tell from the photos above we didn’t exactly end up there. Due to an ongoing photo shoot we had to relocate our little Sunday date and instead we ended up at a cute little café near St Paul called La Favorite.
Don’t worry! We managed with pizza, French toast and some yummy pancakes. Even Diane, from the blog Diane, a broad, heard about our little brunch date and decided to spontaneously join our group!
Since we only were a few steps away from newly discovered L’Éclair de Génie we decided that it almost would be wrong not to stop for a little dessert. Caramel beurre salé, chocolat au lait mangue banane, praliné and chocolat avec coco were the flavours that caught our eyes.
A walk along the Seine couldn’t be avoided when the sun finally decided to pop out for a minute. Suddenly you could remember that spring actually existed and that it wouldn’t be rain and -4°C all year long.
To my delight Diane took us to La Caféothèque for a little coffee break, which I somehow have missed even though it’s just a minute or so away from my old Parisian apartment. Great place to visit if you’re looking for a cup of delicious coffee and cosy atmosphere!
After that we parted ways and I started to make my way back home. When you have these gorgeous views on your way home you don’t really want to go down underground and take the métro…
And I’m glad I didn’t because then I would have missed this beautiful Parisian sky. Sometimes you have to pinch yourself a little bit, or just stop for a while and look out over all of this to actually realise where you are.
I know I go on and on and on about this place but it’s a true favourite of mine (the staff has even begun to great me now due to my many visits). The food is absolutely delicious and it’s so unbelievable price worthy! The mushroom soup, the starter seen in the first two photos, is crazy yummy and would be more than perfect during these freezing cold days… Another thing you’re not allowed to miss while you’re there is the white bourgogne wine. One of my favourites! Mmmm. I’m getting hungry just writing about this, I need to go back.
First of all, please excuse the crappy photos but I just had to share this with you all. If you’re in Paris during a Sunday and in the mood for something super yummy and cosy you should head over to Café Saint Régis on Île Saint Louis. Yes, there can be many tourists here, and yes, it’s not a gourmet dining experience but it is super cosy and quite delicious (at least the paillard de poulet and chicken burger) in my opinion. And on Sundays it’s even better. Their brunch menu could be the yummiest thing in town.
So when you’ve been apartment hunting non stop for a few days, when it’s raining and you’re totally exhausted this is just what you need, and more. Yes, we went a
little bit (a lot) crazy with the dessert menu but that’s necessary at sometimes! Another cosy place to spend Sundays at is this one.
After a few days of feeling down, stressed out and a little bit depressed over the whole apartment situation I really needed something to pick me up again. So the email I got from Little Pieces of Light, asking for a lunch date at Café Constant yesterday, couldn’t have come at a better time! Not only was the food amazing (as usual) but the company was everything that I could ask for and more! Milsters, the writer behind Little Pieces of Light, is not only extremely talented and beautiful but also one of the sweetest people I’ve meet so far in Paris. Thank you for making my day a lot brighter, it seems like I’m almost back on track now!
I’m starting of the new year by telling you about an old favourite of mine! If you’re looking for that perfect place for a cosy and delicious lunch you don’t need to look any further, Café Constant is the perfect place for just that. I would love to live just across the street from here and make this my local neighbourhood gem. Fortunately I’m going to live a little bit closer than I did before, so that’s always a good thing! The dessert pictured in the photo is one of my favourites from this place. I’ve had it several times before but I still can’t get enough! Of course I don’t remember the name but it’s a pretty classic French dessert, although executed in the most delicious way possible. Ahh, I can only dream about that warm yummy chocolate sauce…
As you might know by now Les Cocottes is one of my favourite restaurants in Paris. But, it’s also one of the worst places ever to photograph at. The lighting isn’t the best (giving all the photos an ugly greenish light) and since all the food is served in cocottes it’s even harder to get a good photo of the dishes. Well, I guess you just have to take my word for it and give the place a try so that you can taste that delicious food on your own.
By the way, the dish in the first photo was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.
This was my first time at restaurant Thoumieux, but it will certainly not be my last. Even though I came in the late afternoon (I even asked if they were still open) both the service and the food were amazing. The burrata and tomato starter was mind-blowingly good, and no I’m not exaggerating and the mains were also above my expectations. Since it was a late lunch and a weekday the restaurant was completely empty which gave me the chance to see the beautiful interior totally untouched. Thoumieux is a hotel as well and I would love to stay here sometime in the future.
79 Rue Saint-Dominique
Le Dalí is a restaurant which is located inside the absolutely gorgeous hotel Le Meurice in Paris. This is a hotel I’ve always wanted to visit so it had to be done while in Paris. Unfortunately the amazing atmosphere, glamourous cliental and spectacular interior were more impressive than the food itself… It was absolutely nothing wrong with our meal, I even enjoyed it quite a lot, but it wasn’t “mind-blowingly-amazingly-good” or even as good as I was expecting it to be given the fact that you’re dining in a five starred hotel, with a three starred Michelin restaurant next door.
Although now I’m sounding too negative! I had an amazing evening here and I have to say that the fantastic service, the live music and the ambiance totally made it worth our visit even though the food didn’t knock my socks off. The fact that we also came here when Paris fashion week was still going on was a huge plus since there were so many interesting people around us that you easily could feast your eyes on.
Another great tip to brighten up you autumn and winter days is to indulge in some warm and yummy Asian food. To get the very best in Paris, you have to visit Higuma. Even though you most likely will have to wait around 30 minutes (or even more during lunch rush) to even get inside it’s totally worth it. During my last visit I had the fried rice. Boring you might think, but oh so wrong you are! Because it was soo good. And I mean really good. Another great place is this one, right across the street.