The smart guys at Big Mamma group continue their Italian invasion with this brand spanking new pizzeria. Staying true to their mission to bring pure Neapolitan tastes to the French capital the focus here is on top notch pizzas, pasta and various accompaniments made with ingredients shipped in from Italy for authentic flavour and flair. Laid out over 2 floors this restaurant is ideal for family dining with communal tables, open kitchen and jolly atmoshpere. Lots of stylish touches abound with booths and swanky cocktail bar providing the cool factor and the impressive wall of colourful bottles an interesting detail. Super location in the central zone and perfect pizzas will make this a family favourite in no time.
Children in tow or not, the cocktail list is hard to resist.
Mon - Thurs 12pm - 2.30pm | 7pm - 10.45pm | Fri - Sun 12pm - 3.30pm | 7pm - 11pm
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Raising the bar in terms of neighbourhood bakeries, Liberté is a sleek merging of industrial chic and marbled opulence resulting in a rather swish looking place which happens to sell some of the best pâtisserie in Paris. Step inside and ponder over the various delicacies whilst mustering restraint and summoning iron willpower when faced with the extremely tempting breads and cakes. The selection is not overwhelming, everything just looks so good. The lunchtime sandwiches are above par too. Stock up on flaky croissants for breakfast and sweet treats for snack time by the canal. The lemon tart and cheesecake are not to be missed and will be lovingly remembered long after.
Mon - Fri 7.30am - 8pm | Sat 8.30am - 8pm | Closed Sunday
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L’ÉCLAIR DE GÉNIE
Pinson ticks all the boxes – great food, relaxed ambiance and gorgeous décor. This hugely popular café continues it’s mission to bring fresh, vegetarian / vegan, organic meals to Parisians, expats and visitors alike. Perfect for anyone with allergies as their food is wheat and dairy free without any compromise on taste given their commitment to seasonal and local produce as the mainstay of their dishes. The brunch on Sunday is usually packed with the local cool crowd but welcomes families too, with cheerful staff on hand, although it may be an idea to go off peak when less frantic to give little ones a bit more space. For a spot of delicious nutritious lunch you can’t beat it and the coffee and cake options are equally satisfying. The set lunch menu changes daily, including starter, main and dessert. Cafe Pinson can also be found at 58 RUE DU FAUBOURG POISSONNIÈRE, 75010.
Mon - Fri 9am - 10pm | Sat 10am - 10pm | Sun 12pm - 6pm
Choux heaven - L’Éclair de Genie’s colours, toppings and artistic panache take patisserie to a new level. As one of the few specialist gourmet éclair purveyors in the city this neat little store focuses on creating some of the most tempting choux in town. Creative flavour combinations, quality execution and innovative branding have cemented its reputation among unforgiving Parisians and a trip here will give you a renewed appreciation of the humble éclair. The ice cream version is a quirky novelty and must be tried. Kids tend to towards the popcorn topped or shiny, brightly coloured ones of which there are many to choose from. Try the truffles and chocolates too which make excellent gifts for the sweet toothed. Situated close to the lovely Place Des Vosges select a few and savour them at leisure away from the city noise. Or on wetter days visit the cafe to indulge over coffee.
There are 5 other sites in Paris and 2 concessions - BHV and LAFAYETTE GOURMET. CAFE EDG is located at 32 RUE LEPIC 75018.
122 RUE MONTMARTRE 75002
32 RUE NOTRE DAME DES VICTOIRES 75002
13 RUE DE L'ANCIENNE COMÉDIE 75006
2 RUE DES PETITS CARREAUX 75002
43 RUE SAINTE CROIX DE LA BRETONNERIE 75004
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