We popped into this little cafe to warm up on our last day in Paris, when it was grey and dreary outside. We'd wandered past this place earlier in our trip and liked the look of it, so we decided to go back and try it out.
Actually, we almost walked straight out again when we saw the sit-down prices: a raspberry macaron that was €6 to take out was €8.50 to eat in. Perhaps we should just have coffee after all! But pain au chocolat were a comparative bargain at €2.90, and oh my, they were worth every cent: perfectly fresh, crisp and flaky on the outside, soft (but still light) in the middle. A perfect complement to the very strong coffee.
It was a little crowded, with not much space to squeeze between the tables, but once we'd sat down that just made it feel cosy. The huge windows meant that the whole place felt bright (even on a dull day) and there were fresh flowers on all the tables.
Getting to hide from the weather in little places like this almost makes up for constant drizzle, don't you think?