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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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.
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.
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.
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Le Comptoir du Relais
Le Comptoir should be on your radar, if only for the fact that you’ll probably end up in Saint-Germain at some point and you’ll probably end up hungry
Frenchie Bar A Vins
At Frenchie Bar à Vins, the food is just as good as it is at the Frenchie across the street, but you can actually get in.
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