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Le Refuge gets its name from its sun-drenched terrace, tucked away between two sets of stairs opposite Lamarck-Caulaincourt station. In winter, heated lamps and covers make it possible to continue eating and drinking al fresco. Inside, a Belle Epoque interior with woodwork, mosaics and huge mirrors is full of authentic Parisian character. The faded, gilded lights match the vast sparkling zinc countertop and the red banquettes, where regulars can often be found chatting over their €1 espresso.
Simple bistro food is served between 11am and 11am. On the menu, a vast choice of salads, classic dishes – salmon tartare, leg of lamb with rosemary or burger and chips, oplus seasonal specials like pork cheeks with pumpkin in winter, or seafood pie in summer.
There's a set €12 lunch menu and free Wi-Fi. Perfect.