Le Café qui Parle

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© Emmanuel Chirache

[Note: This review only covers the venue's weekend brunch menu]

It may be overlooked by the hordes of Nikon-wielding tourists on their way up the Montmartre butte, but Le Café qui Parle still knows how to reel in the punters. Reservations fall on deaf ears here; to be in with a chance of a table, you're best off coming early. But once you've secured a handful of chairs and a bit of breathing space, you're in for one of the most memorable brunches the capital has to offer.

For a reasonable €17.50, you unlock an all-you-can-eat menu of delectable flavours and dizzying variety, which takes in the usual suspects alongside a few distinctly Gallic additions. The über-fresh salads nicely complement the scrambled eggs and dishes of meat and cheese, while beside them plates heave under heaps of Viennese pastries. The only letdown is the bread, which can taste somewhat stale depending on the day. But this is only a minor quibble about one of Paris's major brunch destination.

Venue name: Le Café qui Parle
Address: 24 rue Caulaincourt

Opening hours: Sat-Sun 10am-4pm; no reservation required
Transport: Métro : Abbesses ou Blanche
Price: All-you-can-eat brunch: €17.50
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