With less than two weeks left in Paris, I'm in full croissant/Comté/macaron/eat everything French mode - gotta stock up until the next time I'm back in this formidable city.
So yesterday we headed to Breizh Café in the Marais. Be warned, this place is almost always packed, so be prepared to wait a few minutes for a table, especially if you're larger than a table of two.
The service is friendly, and relatively quick. And the crêpes well...to die for.
This place is actually known for their galettes de blé noir or buckwheat crêpes. So don't go in expecting the super thin, lighter colored crêpes you might be used to getting on the streets. These are a bit thicker and have a heartier flavor - I actually prefer them!
Make sure to go hungry - it's really a crime if you don't try both their savory and their sweet crêpes. Breizh Café has a wide variety of savory options, most of them containing some variety of egg, meat and cheese (although I got a delicious veggie one, so it's also vegetarian friendly.)
Bridgette and I split a side salad, with an amazing wasabi dressing - spicy and unexpected, it definitely helped balance out the meal.
Then we went splitzies on the dessert crêpes, sharing a tangy strawberry-rhubarb and a delicious ginger crêpe (both with ice cream, duh.)
Needless to say, we did not leave hungry. Breizh Café is low key, reasonably priced, and definitely worth the trip if you're looking for authentic Breton cuisine in Paris!
Tel: 01 42 72 13 77
Wednesday - Saturday: noon–11 p.m
Sunday: noon–10 p.m.
CLOSED Monday and Tuesday
Metro: Saint-Sébastien - Froissart, Rambuteau, Hotel de Ville or Saint Paul