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With its discreet façade in the beautiful Passage des Panoramas, this bistro attracts local workers in search of healthy food but also a clientele who is specifically looking for gluten-free food.
Downstairs, cooks work in an open kitchen front of customers perched on stools – though on the day of our visit they welcomed us with neither a smile nor a hello. Once seated upstairs, the waitress took 20 minutes to get to us and by the time we ordered the dish of the day of cod and risotto – which looked so delicious at a neighbouring table – had been replaced by duck confit and red cabbage puree. In the end we chose the club sandwich for €15 euros, because there is no greater challenge than creating a good, gluten-free bread – here, its made from chickpea flour.
To start, we had a lovely carrot soup, with a garnish of caremelised onions and small raw onions, it was only a pity that we had to go downstairs to ask for a spoon to eat it with as the waitress had again disappeared. But for all that was lacking in the service, the club sandwich was such a wonderful surprise with its light, fluffy and delicious bread that we almost forgave them. Correct but not extravagant desserts followed (a small chocolate pot and exotic fruit pavlova).
So for allergy sufferers or enthusiasts armed with plenty of patience, Noglu can deliver. There's alos an afternoon tea, brunch menu and gluten-free epicerie attached. Set menu €24.
16 passage des Panoramas
|Transport:||Richelieu - Drouot|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 12mid-3pm; Wed-Fri 3pm-6.30pm (Salon du Thé); Thu-Sat 7.30pm-11pm; Sat 11am-3pm (Brunch)|