I must say I much prefer Paris in the summer but ergh, let’s face it, it’s always beautiful.
Where we stayed
In a cute studio apartment in Le Marais.
What we did:
Walked around the different areas of Paris, explored museums, spent some pennies at Chanel, went on a day trip to Versailles.
Where we ate (well, where you should eat in Paris):
Season, 1 Rue Charles-François Dupuis
A really cute cafe. Expect the typical cafe foods: avocado toast, acai bowls. It’s similar to Farm Girl in that there seems to be quite a focus on health. I ordered the tumeric latte and matcha bowl (I know, super basic), but hey, it was delish.
Ob-La-Di, 54 Rue de Saintonge
The menu isn’t exactly extensive but what they do do, they do well. That is, granola and toast. Get the tartine avocat with chimichurri sauce and pomegranates – it’s quite different. I have no idea why I ordered an iced almond latte considering it was sub-10 degrees.
Hardware Societe, 10 Rue Lamarck
An Australian cafe so you know you’re in for a treat. Amazing when you compare it to the cafes on offer (both in Paris and Europe, generally) but very similar to what you’d get at home. Excellent coffee, extra breakfast options eg. I got the pork belly and fried eggs. As if you’d find that in an otherwise typical European cafe. There’s a bit of a wait but worth it if you’re craving a taste of home. They do flat whites here.
Wild & The Moon, 55 Rue Charlot
If your body’s full of wine, cheese and/or pastries, head here. It’s where everybody heads to detox. Think organic, cold-pressed juices and plant-based dishes. Sugar-free, fat-free, etc. etc.
Au Bouquet Saint Paul, 85 Rue Saint-Antoine
Baked. Camembert. ‘Tis all you need. Excellent service here also.
Cafe Kitsune, 51 Galerie de Montpensier
You’ve probably seen their coffee cups all over Instagram. They do a good cofee – it’s right by the beautiful Jardin du Palais Royal so a good pit stop post-Lourve.
Laduree, 75 Av. des Champs-Élysées
It’s like tea and scones in London, it’s just gotta be done. And if you want to be extra bougie why not on the Champs Elysee, right by Louis Vuitton? Pictured: the lemon cake and raspberry and rose puff pastry.
Angelina, 226 Rue de Rivoli
Calling all sweet tooths! This is a must – their hot chocolate is so decadent; so rich. For those who prefer something less diabetic, opt for the dark chocolate.
Au Petit Versailles du Marais, 1 Rue Tiron
A really cute pastry shop near our AirBnb. To be honest, you could eat at any patisserie and I’m sure you wouldn’t be disappointed. C’est la vie in Paree!
Bistrot Chez France, 9 Rue Amélie
Gaspard de la Nuit, 6 Rue des Tournelles
L’As du Fallafel, 32 Rue des Rosiers
Okay look I don’t remember too much about the above two restaurants. I mean they were delicious, I’m sure, but not exactly memorable. This last one however, L’As du Fallafel (!!!) is the absolute shit. We went here two nights in a row and both times it was packed to the rafters – both inside the actual restaurant and the takeaway queue. It’s cheap, it’s flavourful and it’s no fuss.