Behind a cracked white frontage, Breton crêperie and pub Ti Jos is all about simplicity. The Spartan décor features a few wooden chairs and tables – opened in 1932, the restaurant is the oldest crêperie in Montparnasse – but minimalist doesn’t mean charmless. In the evenings, when it’s crammed with hungry families and merry groups of friends, smelling slightly of cooking butter, the atmosphere is as jolly as an Irish bar.
The menu opens with buckwheat galettes: with ribot fermented milk (€5.50), Roquefort and two fried eggs (€8.20) or complète with added ham. The choice of savoury and sweet is overwhelming: we tried a version with home made sausage, egg and cheese, only lightly seasoned but as plump as you could wish. Then a creamy sweet crêpe with salted caramel butter, and a flambée with apples and calvados (€8), all delicious and generous.