Nestling atop the Belleville butte on the charming Place Henri Krasucki, Les Cascades merits that most overused of guidebook terms: ‘hidden gem’. It’s very much a community café – not only in its clientele of locals, but also in the range of sociable events that it hosts (citizens’ debates, film screenings, writing workshops). Gigs and exhibitions, often representing local artists, are also on the programme. You won’t have to break the bank to participate: food and drink are on the cheap side, with delicious salads for €6-8 and sandwiches for half that. One of the most laid-back and outright enjoyable eateries we’ve visited in a while.