photo credit: Charlie McKay
Along a quiet residential road and signalled by a buttercup-yellow awning, Hector’s is a petite cave à manger in De Beauvoir. That is, a small wine bar which also does snacks like tinned fish and crisps—but it doesn’t sound quite so good in English, does it. It’s a bottle shop earlier on in the day, with corks popped and glasses of the fizzy, funky, and fine variety poured from late afternoon. On warm evenings, there’s no better place to live out your Parisian fantasy as seating spills out on to the pavement and all the très chic people come out to drink, eat, and be merry.