Excellent Israeli restaurant. Trendy, fast food with limited seating. Delicious "sandwiches" served in warm fluffy pita with all sorts of fillings including some amazing lamb, steak, and egg combinations. And don't miss the incredible roasted cauliflower or sweet potato. Vegetarian ratatouille plate excellent too.
Quite magical; David Lebovitz considers this the best candy shop in Paris. Denise Acabo is the proprietress and true mistress of ceremonies as she guides you around the shop describing all of the regional specialties she carries. Think passion fruit marshmallows, delicate truffles, and the elusive Bernachon chocolate bars from Lyon. While the shop was long closed after a gas explosion, it reopens 3 Nov 2015! Photo via @tinamani on Instagram.
As the NY Times describes: "Founded in 1643 by Cardinal Mazarin, prime minister for the young Louis XIV, it is the oldest public library in France...The L-shaped reading room, on the second floor, is comparatively small. From the windows on one side it looks across the river toward the Louvre, giving the place an intimate, serene air that can transport you back to the 17th century." Want to go.
"For historians of architecture, the main attraction is the Labrouste Reading Room on the second floor. When it opened in 1850, the design was revolutionary. The slender cast-iron columns that run down the center of the room, and the pierced leaf-patterned cast-iron arches that support the twin barrel vaults, allowed Labrouste to dispense with massive masonry and gives the room a buoyant airiness not usually associated with products of the industrial age. On a sunny day, with beams of light streaming over the heads of readers from the windows facing the Place du Panthéon, it can be one of the blissful interiors in Paris." Via NY Times: http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/03/05/travel/05journeys.html Photo via @becoming_parisian on Instagram.
"The grand exterior and courtyard, built from 1475 to 1507 and heavily restored in the 20th century, is a disguise. Behind the turrets and thick walls is the city's lively collection of graphic arts, including more than a million postcards and 20,000 posters, an art form at which the French have historically excelled." Want to go. Photo via @oceane88a on Instagram. Originally discovered it via NY Times: http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/03/05/travel/05journeys.html
Remarkable little wine bar and restaurant tucked just behind the Palais Royale; small plates and bar seating downstairs, tasting menu upstairs. Laura is an incredibly welcoming host; Braden puts heart into his beautifully conceived dishes. Open Mon-Fri, 6pm-11pm; closed Sat and Sun.
Cult chocolatier who opened his own shop for the first time in 2008. Caramels were the real standout for me, but based on Ulterior Epicure it sounds like I need to sit down for the millefeuille too. Via New York Times - http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/travel/20foraging-genin.html
The original location of this charming tea merchant. This shop and cafe have a fantastic atmosphere, feels like stepping back in time to the 19th century. Definitely pick up some loose leaf tea here - there are hundreds of varieties and blends stored in metal canisters that the shopkeepers will let you smell before you buy.
New bar in Pigalle; a converted 'hostess bar' designed by David Rager (of Candelaria) and Cheri Messerli, with a focus on 'the music/DJ vibe'. All custom-designed furniture and fixtures, including cool distressed mirrored tables and bench seating with storage for jackets and bags, along with American touches on the menu like hot dogs and imported beers. Via Remodelista.