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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