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.
Merci is a coffee shop, restaurant, clothing store, bookstore hybrid, and it’s basically filled with good-looking people and good looking French dogs.
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.
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Le Baratin is a bistro in the 20th that all the chefs in Paris love. Anthony Bourdain loves it too, but that’s not why to go. Go because it’s amazing.
Verjus is one of our favorite restaurants in Paris, simply because their seasonal tasting menu is consistently excellent. Don’t miss it.
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.
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