Le Loir is named after the unfortunate dormouse who gets dunked in the pot at the Mad Hatter's tea party in Alice In Wonderland. Its squishy sofas are the perfect complement to its comfort food: it specialises in baked goods, and the famed lemon meringue and chocolate fondant are divine. At weekends it's packed out with tourists in search of brunch; long queues of people looking enviously at your plate, plus occasionally patchy service, can mar the experience. Come early (before noon) or be prepared to queue.
|Venue name:||Le Loir dans la Théière|
3 rue des Rosiers
|Opening hours:||10am-7.30pm Mon-Fri; 9am-7.30pm Sat & Sun|
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I have been here twice. My first experience was magical! The tarts and pies are gorgeous with rustic charm. The citron tart is literally six inches of shiny, silky meringue piled on top of a tart lemon curd. The tea and coffee service is a course all in itself. They have a whole page dedicated to in house tea infusions. This is the perfect place to pop in on a rainy day warm up with a cup of coffee and pastry. They also ask that you do not use your computer in the restaurant. This is a place for relaxation, not work. They also serve food. The menu looked great, but I have not had the opportunity to try it yet. My second encounter was not as charming. We essentially got kicked out of the restaurant because we came in at 2:30 for coffee and pastries; if you take a table anytime before 3:00pm you must eat lunch, not just pastries. Such is life in Paris. I will still continue to go back every time I am in Paris. Now I remember, only before 10:30am and after 3pm for the mile high citron tart.
DON'T GO THERE !! they are not welcoming at all, and didn't want to serve us two tea and one dessert whereas the restaurant was empty at 11am, he said that perhaps people will come to eat. The owner is unfriendly, trust me, don't go there.