Café Moderne

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Roquette
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(1user review)

Original cocktails and meatballs make for a perfect combination at this cosy bistro.

At first glance, Café Moderne in the 11th arrondissement seems like the ultimate hipster hot spot: red brick walls, check; comics as décor, check; instagrammable menu options (in this case, cocktails and meatballs), check. But the cosy space has actually been around for years so it’s more than just a ‘concept’.  The added bonus: the bartender makes perfectly balanced cocktails.

The short food menu has three options: tartares, burgers or meatballs. On our visit, the day’s special meatballs were flavoured with veal and lardons and came with a side of potatoes (€12) – comfort food at its best.

But it’s the cocktails prepared by the expert mixologist behind the bar which make Café Moderne really worth a visit. Mido opened the bistro with his girlfriend after winning several international cocktail competitions, so you know he knows his stuff. He let us taste a whole range of his original recipes, including a fresh and delicious homage to Italy named the Baci Da Parigi, a mix of a martini and a rubino that was the perfect foil to those meatballs.


By: Zazie Tavitian


Venue name: Café Moderne
Address: 19 rue Keller
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 12noon-2pm & Tu-Sun 7pm-12mid
Transport: Metro: Bastille
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I love this restaurant and always have a great time when I come here with friends! Friendly staff and the cocktails are some of the best I have had in Paris! I also really like their meatballs: I usually get the mediterrannean (lamb) balls with the "pommes jaja" (thinly sliced potatoes, fried with onions) and parmesan sauce! Random detail: I enjoy doodling on the laminated menu (you are provided with pens to select your order)!