If you want to get a vibe on what it’s like to be young and cool in Paris, Merci is the place to do it. This is a coffee shop, restaurant, clothing store, bookstore hybrid, and it’s basically filled with good-looking people and good looking French dogs. It’s the perfect spot to hang on a laid back afternoon and people watch with a bottle of wine. You might even get to touch a dog. Don’t touch any people.
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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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