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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
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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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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