Soul Kitchen

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Mairie du 18e

A little canteen snuggled up against the Montmartre steps, Soul Kitchen is a delightful café-restaurant overseen by three charming, inspired lady chefs – just the sort of place you’d want as your local. You’d come and drink a creamy coffee and read the news of a morning in the company of the local retirees, and come at midday to eat lunch in great company, choosing from excellent ever-changing menu of homemade recipes made with organic local produce. In the afternoon, you’d hang out with your laptop and a pastry, or just sip a good glass of red before heading on elsewhere.

There’s a birdcage from which dozens of paper butterflies are escaping, an old typewriter, a big bay window, trays groaning with food, pretty coloured furniture and a huge chalkboard menu. When we visited at lunchtime, we started with a comforting winter squash soup full of happily wallowing croutons, scattered with fried onions and accompanied by a sandwich of potted goose. There was also a fabulous ‘Granny’s pichade’, a thick pissaladière French pizza with tomatoes and pesto. Then two bowls of a beautiful, colourful pasta salad, followed by tarte tatin and fromage blanc with plum jam. All in gorgeous surroundings for €11.50 – it would be tough not to fall in love with Soul Kitchen.

Venue name: Soul Kitchen
Contact:
Address: 33 rue Lamarck
18e
Paris

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 8.30am-6.30pm; Sat-Sun 10am-7pm
Transport: Métro : Lamarck - Caulaincourt, Jules Joffrin ou Château Rouge
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Wendy C

This is our favourite place to eat in the world. Every time we come to Paris we enjoy a delightful lunch here. The food is fresh, delicious and affordable. The ladies are friendly, innovative and produce outstanding meals every time we visit. Never Change. Wendy and Russell Cannan, New Zealand.

George Sylvester

Fantastic little place, beautiful coffee and granola served by very hardworking ladies. A great start to our day.

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Great place for a brunch with your close buddies and lots of chit-chatting.. the cooks/owners/waitresses were very pleasant and friendly women.. there wasn't much variety in main course or 'plat' as the french say.. it was just one tarte with mushrooms , supposedly veg, but with egg inside.. and egg isn't veg, please! the carrot cake was just alright.. but the browny with whipped cream was amazing.. and l highly recommend the home-made lemonade.. super good! best time to get in is around 3 or so.. it got super-duper crowded around 5pm.. all-in-all, nice place for a one-time special visit. but if u live closeby, not bad as a regular.. in one word: cozy