In der Gegend um die Bastille befindet sich La Brasserie Bofinger im wunderschönen Belle-Epoque-Dekor mit Milchglasdecke, Keramiken und Spiegeln versehen. Celebritys, Einheimische wie Touristen zieht es auf Grund der vielfältigen Küche hier her. Die Speisekarte bietet u.a. Choucroute Garnie, gerösteten Hummer oder Magret de Canard.
This cafe is undoubtedly one of the most popular in Paris. With its exquisite Second Empire style, it has forever been a favored hangout for celebrities and tourists alike. The leafy look combined with the rich decor of ornate flourishes and deep polished wood creates an atmosphere of freshness blending with class. You can drop in here for an early breakfast or a delayed supper as the cafe remains open till late in the night. During winter, you can dine alfresco at the winter terrace that overlooks the Boulevard des Capucines, while summer months see crowds filling in at the open air terrace that gives a great view of the Place de l'Opera. While in Paris, this is one destination you should not miss.
Nestled in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, Aki Boulanger is a fusion bakery specializing in Japanese and French confections. Small yet cozy, this corner cafe bakes around the clock to provide patrons with the freshest baked goods like their marbled green tea and red bean bread, matcha eclairs, green tea macaroons, azuki bean filled beignets and more. They also serve up fusion gourmet coffee drinks like their matcha au lait. So grab one of the few tables, a sweet treat, and watch the world go by at this popular Parisian boulangerie.
This lovely bar located in the Hôtel Meurice was redesigned by Philippe Starck in December 2007. The bar, achieving the perfect balance of cozy and chic, serves more than fifty whiskeys and malts, and over three-hundred drinks including seventeen original creations such as the cocktail Starcky or the 228. Bar 228 also serves a full menu of French specialties as well as small tapas-like plates to munch on.
Formerly a high-end hotel, this architecturally rich restaurant is known for its lavish spread since its inception in 1766 on the banks of the Seine. The fare is French and one can savor it while sitting at one of the tables where eminent personalities like Guy de Maupassant and Alexandre Dumas have cherished the satiating morsels. Enter the pristine walls of this established and be struck with awe at the old-world charm that it exudes, complete with its wooden beams, leather chairs and brass tableware. The private rooms are well away from prying eyes, behind a hidden stairway, ideal for an exclusive, intimate dinner.
Located near Quai d'Orléans, Isami, the Japanese restaurant oozes class and character. Decorated with the crisp, minimalist and contemporary Japanese eye, it could not be more different from your regular Parisian restaurant. This cuisine emphasizes on fresh ingredients, flavors and natural colors, which is exactly you get here at Isami; presented in a way that not only appeals to the stomach but also the eye! Accompanied by fresh sake, probably the best in Paris, a meal here is top notch, to say the least. True, the prices are high, but you wont be disappointed, given the service, food and ambiance at this place.
La Pause Beaubourg is a popular hipster haunt in town. This quaint pavement cafe, one among the many dotting its street has a spacious terrace ideal for people watching. Its wooden accents and upside-down lamp fixtures are quite charming. Whether it is a quick bite or a leisure lunch, you will like the dishes laid out here.
Voulez-Vous has a sleek and modern look that reflects the style of owner, Thibault Jardon. This cafe-bar is gay-friendly and has an amicable staff. The background music is soft enough for you to have a conversation. Dig into their burgers and take a sip of their crafty cocktails.
Surrounded by many tourists sites, Gossip Café is a nice spot to make a pit stop. This trendy eatery with its black leather couches, picture frames and soft neon lights offers a lovely dining experience. Savor their tempura prawns, samosa salmon and breaded veal. Round it off with cheesecake or tiramisu.
Café du Châtelet is an affable spot for youngsters to hang out. This smoke-friendly bar and cafe has a boisterous atmosphere during its happy hours but tones down considerably otherwise. Enjoy your coffee or alcohol with tasty food at this lively cafe.
Café Bords de Seine has an unassuming facade and it is only once you step inside this riverfront diner that you see its elegance. Its beautiful lampshades, light fixtures and well appointed furniture gives it a cozy look. Relish their marinated salmon and potatoes, and house cheeseburger. Round off your meal with an apple tart or cafe gourmand.
Nestled in Le Marais, this burger joint as its famous district is a gay-friendly establishment. Tata Burger with its white and pink hues and friendly service is a nice spot to make a pit stop while the historic neighborhood.