"We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other."
Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
BREAKFAST // PETIT DÉJEUNER
COFFEE // CAFÉ
COZY CAFÉS // CAFÉS CONFORTABLES
Le Loir dans la Théière is home to the best lemon meringue pie I've ever tasted // The Used Book Café at Merci is perfect for a quiet tea amongst their used book library // Shakespeare and Co Café is just across from the Notre Dame and good for coffee and healthy food options. Make sure to pop into the adorable bookshop before you leave!
Frenchie to Go is small but so yummy with some of the best sandwiches in town // Treize for a secret spot with delicious home cooked food in Saint-Germain-des-Prés // Kunitoraya Udon will hit the spot if you're in need of some delicious Japanese comfort food
FOR THE VEGETARIANS/POUR LES VÉGÉTARIENS
Nanashi is the perfect spot for a healthy and delicious veggie (or meat) bento box, open for lunch and dinner // La Guingeuette d’Angèle is a sweet little organic and gluten free spot - pick up a lunchbox to takeaway and eat in the Jardin du Palais Royal // Rose Bakery is super cute spot for a healthy lunch date
ORGANIC & GLUTEN-FREE // BIO & SANS-GLUTEN
AFTERNOON TEA // L'HEURE DU THÉ
Carette is both a patisserie and a salon de thé (I prefer the Place des Vosges location) // Angelina for their famous rich and thick hot chocolate // Café Pouchkine does what I believe may just be the best macarons in Paris
EVENING DRINKS // APÉRITIF
Experimental Cocktail Club is hidden away with an innovative cocktail menu and cozy environment // Lockwood is an comfy American style bar with good food and awesome drinks // Le Perchoir is a cool rooftop bar and restaurant in Le Marais
Verjus - go for their delicious seasonal tasting menu and optional cheese course and wine pairing // Ellsworth is the sister restaurant of Verjus offering the loveliest tapas style a la carte menu (they also do brunch on Sundays) // Septime is perfect for that special dinner for two // Café Constant is a personal favourite with great food at affordable prices and walkable from the Eiffel Tower
MUSEUMS & GARDENS // MUSÉES ET JARDINS
Les Jardins du Palais Royal are a little green oasis in the middle of Paris with beautiful blooms in spring and summer // Musée de l'Orangerie in the Jardin des Tuileries is home to a 360 degree painting of Monet's Les Nymphéas // Musée Rodin is a long time favourite of mine - both the house and gardens are perfect for a quiet afternoon wander
FLOWERS // FLEURS
Anaïs on rue Montorgueil has wonderful selections at reasonable prices - best to stop by on a Tuesday or Saturday // Cler Fleurs is also super cute and close to the Eiffel Tower // Marché Maubert is an open air market that often has a flower stall with lovely blooms - open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
MARKET STREETS & SQUARES // RUES DU MARCHÉ ET CARRÉS
Place Dauphine is one of the prettiest squares in Paris // Rue Cler is an adorable market street with cute cafés, florists and speciality shops (not from from the Eiffel Tower) / Rue Montorgueil just so happens to be my local market street and in my opinion one of the best in Paris!