Famous for their buckwheat crepes from Brittany, Breizh is a perfect inexpensive lunch or dinner when you need something light and easy or you forgot to book ahead. Think of it as the French equivalent to Shake Shack, but before it opened across the US and more Parisienne.
The Marais location is probably the only one of the nine in Paris where you do need a reservation because it’s so small. Others, like Paul Bert and Odeon, have more space and lovely terraces for sitting outside when the weather’s nice.
Traditional savory galettes such as simple ham and comté, or sweet crepes such as pear, white wine, and chocolate sauce are terrific, but you could also go against the gluten-free grain by ordering one of their rolls. Instead of being served flat and open like a pancake, these are folded into a cylinder shape and then cut into pieces like sushi. No matter what you choose, wash it down with a cider like a true Breton. (Mariniere shirt not required, but encouraged.)
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