One of the May Yelp Elite events was held a the snazzy restaurant near République, Le Cabinet de Sa Majesté. This resto is owned by he folks who run Les Fils à Maman and Le Petit Resto Dans La Prairie (ring a bell?)
This evening was finishing off a beautifully sunny day, which was long-fully waited for by the Parisians. The staff opened up the windows and the fresh spring air oozed it. It was perfection.
What I loved about this restaurant as soon as I walked in was it’s personality. They had vintage shelves left and right with brass and metal touches on the walls. Frames holding insects or mirrors, maps and randomness, with exposed stones on one side… not to mention beautiful lights up around the bar. I was in awe of their mix-matching chairs.
Elodie & Lali had some darn clever Eliter gifts this time; the socks & temporary tattoos are personal favorites of mine. Even the Yelp accessories up for grabs were in adorable buckets and tins on the tables throughout the restaurant. C’était vraiment trop chou.
As you can see, the menu that night had quite the list of treats. I had tasted nothing like their cheesecake every before, and they boast about the sablé Petits Lu Nutella et Banane as it is a house specialty. Whenever the food came out on their big wooden plaques, everyone’s cameras and iPhones formed a paparazzi around them. Priceless.
Special thanks to the staff of Le Cabinet de Sa Majesté for organizing such a fantastic event, and also to Elodie & Lali for their Yelp awesomeness.
To check out more photos fromt that night, check out Yelp Paris’s Flickr page, as well as Brasilité’s post on the event.
Are you a Yelper? I must say that it is such a lovely community to be a part of. Food lovers in Paris? It really can’t get much better than this.
Cabinet de Sa Majesté
4 Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, 75011
Tél: 01 43 55 14 40
Métro: République (3,5,8,9,11)
As a side note, I have many memories from University on Rue Chapon. It’s a lovely street near the Pompidou with various gross sales shops and beautiful buildings with shadow-filled streets. But now there’s a new hub on this very quaint rue: Café Loustic.
Café Loustic was opened oh so recently by coffee connoisseur and avid Yelper, Channa. Let’s just say his taste in déco is unlike any other café I know of in Paris. It’s perfection. The tones are relaxing and are as cozy as can be. The wallpaper is sublime, and from the tiles to the the bench of seats facing the shelf of deliciously plump tartes and treats, your eyes will wander. Every pattern goes together just perfectly, and it’s got this sort-of-rustic-vintage-industrial-chic feel that makes me crave an espresso as soon as I walk in. Like a sudden need for a burst of energy.
The café itself is set up in a way that is wonderful for a chit-chat, with the people you came with, or for other coffee lovers sipping one of Channa’s delicious brews next to you.
The grub comes on and off from the fabulous Kale Project, Sugar Daze as well as Emperor Norton (see the fancy sandwich in the below). What I loved the most was that the sandwich was toasted and not microwaved, which made it nice and crispy yummy… not too big and not too small. For lunch they’ve got deals with quiches and salads with a bevvie and the likes. Or even pop in for a sweet and espresso for an afternoon pick-me-up. But be careful, you’ll sink into the beautifully patterned, über comfortable couches in the back and getting up will seem slightly harder than you expected.
I’m pretty sure popping in here to sip an espresso once a week and flipping through a magazine before work would be the most amazing routine of all time.
A perfect spot for a cuppa and smiles. I’m anxious to learn more about coffee. He’s got some intense equipment & contraptions at Loustic.
40, rue Chapon, 75003
Tél: 09 80 31 07 06
Métro: Arts & Metiers (3) & Rambuteau (11)
Denver has got some French spunk. There are actually quite a few French restaurants… I never really realized just how many until after I left.
The restaurant Le Central will always have a place in my heart.
It’s actually where I had one of my first jobs when I was 16. As this was prior to me moving to France for a year of high school, my French skills were decent I didn’t have many opportunities to exchange in the language. I totally had a field day answering the phone “Bonjour, Le Central” really emphasizing that I could handle the French “r”. I remember when French people would walk in I was so nervous to speak with them. I have a vivid memory of when my AP French class went here for lunch together for a field trip my senior year of high school. We were required to order in French (there were French waiters there at the time) and practice certain vocabulary. It seems like another life ago, before I had the knowledge I have now of the language.
When I’m in Denver, my mom and I like to come here for lunch. Traditions are nice.
Le Central is the ‘taste of Provence’ in Denver. Their menu changes daily, and are known in the mile high city for their wonderful moules-frites lunch and weekend brunch. Not to mention that they make their baguettes in-house.
Reservations are recommended.
112 E. 8th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Tél: 303 863 8094
I just love Chettinadu so much. Why go to any other place when I know I’ll be just so happy going here?