Generous cocktails with a bucolic vibe
Whilst strolling through the Parisian streets on a Wednesday afternoon, you might happen across Nodana. Signalled by a green façade on rue Leon Frot and the green passage Gustave Lepeu, it's easy to guess the vibe even from the pavement. Workshop-like windows, plants everywhere, hanging from the ceiling or beautifully arranged in their terracotta pots.
On the terrace, people cheerily chat to rhythmic beats. The bartenders welcome you in with; big smiles and their cocktail shakers. They are a funny duo, with jokes coming as thick and fast as the cocktails. The signature Nodana cocktail is gin based and tastes like a spring garden: fresh and light with notes of cucumber and lime that bring it to life (€9). And for the seafaring amongst you, the rum-heavy Bateau Ivre puts you on a beach of honey and ginger.
We also recommended ordering a Puglia burratina accompanied with some pesto rosso (€6.50) and a trio of well-executed mezze (€10). This pretty botanical and bucolic hangout has it all, so it won't be long before we are back for lunch.
48 rue Léon Frot
|Opening hours:||Mon-Tues midday-3pm; Wed, Thurs, Fri midday-2am; Sat 5pm-2am, Sun closed.|