photo credit: Sara Lieberman
L'Avant Comptoir du Marché
This is the most recent (and biggest) addition to the L’Avant Comptoir snack-and-sip family. The two other locations near Odeon are known for standing-room-only crowds, but this one has plenty of space and even some actual chairs. Come feeling decisive, because this isn’t the kind of place where the bartender will pour tasting after tasting, even if you speak perfect French. The small bowl of whipped tarama sprinkled with chives and basil pesto is the perfect late-afternoon snack after wandering aimlessly around St.-Germain-des-Prés, especially when paired with bread filled with flecks of sunflower seeds.