Claus, the Breakfast shop – Paris
1 novembre 2015 § 1 commentaire
Just near Christian Louboutin – the red sole shoe master, you can find Claus breakfast shop. I regularly go there to buy my Mini Magoo’s granola, the only place in Paris to sell them. They have coffee beans from Coutume, Christine Feber jams and a big choice of various product from tea to eggs, dedicated to the most important meal of the day.
Also on the take away menu: coffees, pastries, cakes & flowers.
Where? 15, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau – Paris 75001
Duck and Waffle – London
24 août 2015 § 5 Commentaires
Finally trying a restaurant with a view in London! Thanks to my friend who suggested we had breakfast at Duck and Waffle, it was one of the best surprise of the week end. You will reach the heights after taking a glass lift which will bring you to the 40th floor of the Heron Tower in a flash. If you feel dizzy, close your eyes, but it would be a pity to miss the amazing view.
I did not have high expectations on the food served in this kind of places: usually overpriced and average quality justified by the view. At Duck and Waffle, the British chef Daniel Doherty has succeeded to propose simple dishes with quality ingredients. Their specialty as its name indicates: waffles ! I was not in the mood for eating duck at 8am, neither my friend, so we took a Banana Brûlé waffle, with a delicious home made nutella topped with vanilla ice cream. A real decadent breakfast of Champions !
They have a full brunch menu, with Mimosa, Bloody Marys and Eggs cooked the way you desire. Sometimes it is ok to forget preconceptions and leave them in your cupboard to give a try to places like this one. Definitely the best breakfast experience I had so far!
Where? Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY – Booking Strongly recommended. Best moment? For sunrise early in the morning, you will not regret it!
Buvette – Paris & New York
5 août 2015 § 4 Commentaires
Buvette is a wine bar, restaurant, or simply a « gastrothèque » – a more appropriate term for naming such place opened all day long, from Breakfast to dinner. When I don’t want to search for a place, Buvette remains a safe bet in my repertoire. On the menu, good wine, little dishes to share and for cocktails, the Bee’s Knee’s which was unforgettable. For food, if you have friends hating veggies, they will change their mind after trying the roasted Choux de Brussels served with walnuts. When it comes to dessert, I can’t resist taking the creamy, fluffy and crazy chocolate-y Mousse au chocolat.
Behind Buvette – Pigalle hides the New York chef Jody Williams who already opened a Buvette in Greenwich Village. I have not yet been to that location but I heard that the food is exactly the same, maybe at the exception of some wine and the coffee, which comes from the local french roaster l’Arbre a Café.
For Breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktail or brunch, WHERE? In the trendy South Pigalle, 28, rue Henry Monnier – Paris 75009
Coutume Cafe – Paris
16 juin 2015 § 5 Commentaires
Coutume Cafe is no longer to be presented as it is quite famous now on the parisian cafe scene. They supply Honor café and many other places with their freshly roasted beans. A Shakerato or an affogato would be the perfect drinks during summer.
Among their pastries, the carrot cake & the muffin are a must try!
Where? 47 rue Babylone – Paris 75007
Brunch spot : Holybelly – Paris
7 mars 2015 § Poster un commentaire
Canal Saint Martin was originally built by Napoleon in 1802 for relying Canal de l’Ourq, further north, to supply fresh water to the city. Today, many shops, restaurants have opened and the neighbourhood attracts pedestrians on week end when the Quai de Valmy is closed to cars. I particularly love this area because it is full of nice cafés, lively wine bars and my favorite bakery. One of the place I often go for brunch is Holybelly. They serve breakfast from 9am, brunch on week ends and the two chefs use seasonal ingredients for their dishes. If you order Pancakes with fruits, the toppings may vary depending on their arrivals.
On their February menu, I tried the pot-au-feu which was perfect with the cold weather. Pot-au-feu is a beef stew composed of meat, vegetables and flavored with a pinch of bouquet garni.
It is rare in Paris to be able to enjoy delicious food with good coffee. Holybelly is one of them: coffee beans come from the Belleville Brûlerie and their bread from Du pain et des Idées.
Address: 19, rue Lucien Sampaix – Paris 75010
Brunch at Egg Shop – New York
12 février 2015 § Poster un commentaire
After a stressful week at work, New Yorkers meet their friends around a brunch. Popular places can sometimes show up to 2 hours waiting time. Whether it rains or snows, I saw lines for many restaurants. I tried the brunch at Egg Shop on Elizabeth Street, located in Nolita.
Egg Shop, as its name indicates is a restaurant dedicated to eggs. I chose the « Spandex », served in a bowl and my friend a personalised egg sandwich. The Spandex was a California style miso with quinoa, avocado, and poached eggs. It was fresh, simple and healthy. All the ingredients here are chosen with care: eggs are organic and locally sourced.
This place is very popular in the area, you will have to be patient. Once you are seated, you will appreciate the food much more !
Address: Egg Shop – 151 Elizabeth Street