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The capital’s first bar dedicated to cocktails and patisserie.
Who’s it for? Those who like their cocktails with a side of cake.
What should I order? The MJ, with vodka, raspberry puree, lychee, rose water and blue foam.
First came the cocktail and small plates restaurant (Dersou), then the specialist dessert bar (Dessance). And now Paris has its own dessert and cocktail bar, led by the inventive Adèle Doublet (formerly of Popelini and La Pâtisserie des Rêves). Get comfortable among the classroom-style table and chairs, hanging plants and Italian stone floor, before devouring patisserie (made right in front of you) with a cocktail pairing. A prime example of the artistry was a bewitching caramel dessert with almond dacquoise, a crunchy tuille biscuit, an oozing caramel heart and caramel chips, which is made using a retro record player. Paired with the MJ (vodka, raspberry puree, lychee, rose water and blue foam), it was a true wonder. There’s also the option of mini choux buns for 2-4 people (€24-35), or even a custom-made choux bun, with the choice of flavoured cream, whipped cream and toppings.
But the savoury gets a look-in too: think black truffle gouda, homemade foie gras, 30-month aged ham and grilled Sicilian vegetables (€11-16.50). Don’t leave without leaving your mark on the giant blackboard in the toilets.
31, rue Victor Massé
|Price:||Patisserie €8-10, cocktails €13|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 6pm-1am|