Les P'tites Indécises caters primarily to large appetites and pinched wallets. Set in the middle of a sunlit square near Parmentier, this brightly lit restaurant boasts a generous brunch that comes in two varieties: the ‘p’tit dej’ and the ‘complet’, both of which include freshly squeezed juice, your choice of hot drink and an unlimited bread basket with a selection of spreads. If you choose the 'p’tit dej' (reasonably priced at €14.50), you also get a choice of entrée and dessert: the entrée nearly always includes fried eggs and bacon to mop up your hangover, plus a seasonal treat like melon & ham or Italian mozzarella salad. For dessert, you can pick up a light option such as yoghurt with berries, or – if you’re feeling a bit more wicked – a decadent chocolate and hazelnut brownie. Got space for more? Take the complet for €23, which has an added main course, from a selection of good French bistro classics and Petites Indécises specialities.
The décor is bright and cheerful and the menu is simple but solid. Ultra-affable waiters score bonus points for happily translating the menu if need be, but in a venue this popular they can be hard to pin down. This is the sort of place to head to with a crowd of friends to comb over last night's debauchery while gently nursing a hangover. If the weather's nice, choose one of the tables that snake around the outside of the conservatory to sip a café crème in the sun. It also has free Wi-Fi and so attracts students and freelancers during the day, who come for the cheap prices and relaxed ambience – and then stay on for the Happy Hour.