There’s an old bicycle parked casually out the front, plants climbing up the walls and a menu board brimming with pleasures. Inside, it's full of charming bric-a-brac; reclaimed, reupholstered and mismatched furniture books and posters – the overall result is a beautiful and studied chaos.
The three Australians behind the place (and their beautiful coffee machine) brew up short blacks, delicious lattes and frothy cappuccinos from 9am, accompanied by pâtisserie (scones, nut brownies, cookies, banana bread, carrot cake). Lunchtime comes next, announced by the smell of soup (honey and thyme-roasted tomatoes on the day we went).
A bowl of soup, a sandwich (comté cheese, sesame puree, nuts and rocket, for example) and a coffee will set you back €10. Also on the menu are a range of salads and toasties, all totally vegetarian, but so delicious that you won’t even notice you're eating healthily. As the afternoon stretches out, a few in-the-know locals arrive to use the Wi-Fi whilst sipping on chai lattes.
|Venue name:||Tuck Shop - CLOSED|
13 rue Lucien Sampaix
|Opening hours:||Du mardi au samedi de 9h à 17h. Le dimanche de 11h à 19h. Fermé le lundi|
|Transport:||Métro : Château d'Eau ou Jacques Bonsergent|