Food and drink
A mass of little blackboards spell out the wines from all over France, including lots of Beaujolais crus, Rhône and Languédoc wines, a chance to discover wines like Condrieu made from the Viognier grape or obscure appellations like Côtes de Thongue. And you can accompany them with plates of good charcuterie (saucisson sec, rillettes) or cheese. On Sunday mornings from November to March, an oyster stall sets up outside.
Understatedly trendy – an international range of designer stubble from creative and media types who live in the area. Calm and chatty at lunch, noisy and chatty in the early evening when punters spill out onto the street.
Casual, no-nonsense, with a sly joke or two.
A Bastille sidestreet near rue d'Aligre food market.
Wines start at around two euros the 10cl glass; five euros for a plate of saucisson sec. You can also bring bottles or containers to be filled from the barrels to take away.
- Backpackers / Students
- People watching
- Chilling out