Monday, March 30, 2009

Le Pain Quotidien

I have a new favourite spot now besides the always-crowded PAUL at Rue de Seine, off Rue de Buci.

LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN at Rue de Varenne, basically an eight minute walk from where I live. Serene, homey, reminds me a lot of Casa in Jakarta but without the over-dizzying smell of cigarette smoke. Furnished inside with panels of wood and a communion table, the place is very country-feel, unlike most Parisian salon de the that feels intimidating for a newcomer like moi. Le Pain Quotidien was born out of the idea of having a simple natural back-to-the-old-days bread for sharing with the family and friends. Everything is made of organic ingredients and the brunch is very popular for its quality and value for money, a friend of mine in Paris actually recommends it!

Big communal table in every Le Pain Quotidien is the centrepiece.

The array of homemade confiture neatly staked on every wooden shelves.

My table is right at the window, enjoying the end of a Sunday afternoon.

That afternoon, after a weekend of doing ce cet cette ces un une de...all those articles of French grammars, I escaped to Le Pain Q. at about 6pm just two hours before it closes on a Sunday. I had of course...Chocolat Chaud et Le Granola Bio with milk.

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