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In a room decorated au naturel, several tables face a massive counter, alongside stainless steel tanks filled with delicious drinks. Arbois le Guinguet, Côtes-du-Rhône from Gramenon and wines from the Rochebin area make up a consistently good-quality list. Fill your bottle from one of these fountains of joy. They won’t break the bank either; glasses are between €3 and €4, or €10.50-14 for a half litre.
But it’s not just drinking on the cards: sardines and smoked octopus (in a tin from Chez Tricana, €6) are fresh and light. In winter, order the gorgeous broccoli soup (€4.50) or the excellent ratatouille quiche. Beautiful platters of cheese or charcuterie (€10.50) perfectly complement the wines – add bread to complete the perfect aperitif session. Not to forget the €18.50 seafood platter, with a side of potatoes.
This welcoming family-run joint is a haven for foodies, where high-quality, reasonably priced products take centre stage. Bring a group of friends and a good will be had by all.
TRANSLATION: MEGAN CARNEGIE
2 rue l'Olive
|Transport:||Metro: Marx Dormoy|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sun 10am-midnight|