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Coffee and pretty cakes are a wonderful combination at this tiny café.
Set up by Christine O’Sullivan and Chris Wilson in 2014, Broken Biscuits started out by supplying Paris’s hippest coffee shops with gorgeous baked treats, and a year later opened up their own small space on the charming and peaceful Passage Rochebrune.
Inside you’ll find a narrow wooden table that faces the cobblestone street outside, providing the perfect background for the meticulously-crafted cakes and pastries on offer. The open kitchen allows you to watch the chefs in action as they make everything in-house, from the financiers, muffins and cookies to the tasty sandwiches for lunch (one vegetarian version and one with meat). The duo creates something new every day and it’s worth following them on Instagram to see what’s available (or where they’re headed – you can find their treats at cafes like Honor and Cuillier, among others).
Our roasted chicken and avocado sandwich (€7.40) was perfectly balanced and wholesome and made for a delicious light lunch along with a well-made café crème (€4). Choosing just one thing for dessert was unsurprisingly a struggle but the vanilla sponge layered with praline cream was a delight and utterly Instagrammable to boot.
10 Passage Rochebrune
|Transport:||Metro: Rue Saint-Maur|
|Opening hours:||Wed-Fri 8.30am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-7pm|