La Sardine

Bars and pubs , Tapas bars 10th arrondissement
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Never was a bar more aptly named: this quaint café-resto, tucked away on place Sainte-Marthe, gets extremely packed. Expect to get fairly intimate with your fellow patrons here, rubbing arms with your neighbours and unavoidably eavesdropping on their conversations. La Sardine’s popularity has something to do with its location on Place Sainte-Marthe, Belleville’s answer to a village square, with a relaxing, tree-shaded terrace and hardly any passing traffic. It’s also got a decent wine list, with a choice of several organic varieties (glasses from 4€), best accompanied by tapas (Serrano ham, creamy caviar of aubergine and blow-your-head-off chorizo). Live bands are occasionally booked throughout the year, but the café comes into its own in summer, when, on a balmy night, you can sit out on the terrace until the wee hours.

 

Venue name: La Sardine
Address: 32 rue Sainte-Marthe
10e
Paris

Opening hours: Daily 11am-2am
Transport: Métro Belleville/Goncourt/Colonel Fabien
Price: Mains €13-€20
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My favorite restaurant on the ¨Place Sainte-Marthe, La Sardine is the perfect place to hang out with friends in the early evening for a drink and share a cheese and charcuterie plate before moving on to the nearby bars to dance. The terrace is always packed in the summer due to how lovely this square is, so come early. Prices are also very reasonable for food and drinks. We celebrated a friend's Birthday party here one year and had a great time!