Famous for their buckwheat crepes from Brittany, Breizh Cafe is a perfect affordable lunch for when you’re feeling like one more meal of nouveau French cuisine might kill you. The Marais location means it’s always packed with tourists, but it’s still worth your time. Make a reservation. Get the one with chorizo in it. Be pleased with yourself.
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L’As du Fallafel
Is L’as Du Fallafel a tourist trap? Yes. Is it still worth a visit when you need a break from French food? Absolutely.
Miznon comes to Paris from a famous Israeli chef, who opened the original in Tel Aviv. The menu changes frequently, but the sandwiches are excellent.
Merci is a coffee shop, restaurant, clothing store, bookstore hybrid, and it’s basically filled with good-looking people and good looking French dogs.
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Le Chateaubriand is a famous Paris restaurant, with a reasonably priced, improvisational tasting menu, and a list full of natural wine. Do it once.
Café Charlot is a great place to hang in Paris and people watch. The food is classic brasserie, and the crowd is neighborhood and expats.
Ellsworth is a casual restaurant from the team behind Verjus, and it’s one of our favorites in Paris. Hit it for brunch, or for some fried chicken.
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