a delicious map of Paris & more or a cultural/culinary travel-concierge



A very thirsty caterpillar in the City of Light

And here where to raise the glasses in Paris from a decent wine bar over clubs and cafés. Enjoy what Paris is all about on the terraces and bars. Cheers to love and life!

The sundowner list by colours:
red markers- bar
raspberry markers – bar with terrace/patio
mauve markers- dancing clubs
purple markers – cosy coffee shop / café


The Italian Wishing-Table

Oh, Italian food… Italy, this place of nostalgia and estival dreams contributes the world with a truly delicious and diversified cuisine. Uncountable varieties of dishes with tomatoes and garlic haul out a yum of everybody´s mouth! I basically grew up with Italian food, till today my Mum makes a mouthwatering lasagna when we kids come home. That´s properly why Italian dishes make me feel homy. But I truly admire the variety of their cooking. Here in Paris my favourite places are Acquolina in Bocca where you should try the sardines with slow cooked onion rings and raisins. The pumpkin ricotta mushroom lasagna was also very remarkable. La Dispensa is my find of 2015. The menu changes all the time, they focus on umbrian cuisine. Both serve organic wines. Just this weekend I stumbled across a new place close to Place des Voges where I had the most delicious pizza with truffles and the best panna cotta with limoncello sauce ever in Paris. I will quickly add the place to the map.

Il Goto / Metro Dugommier

New upscale Italian, bit cold deco but nice food in a food desert area. High quality ingredients cooked with a twist, you will find dished like pasta with goat meat and mint leaves or black polenta with scampi on the menu. No pizza or lasagna 😉

Acquolina in Bocca ♥  Metro Saint-Ambroise

Delicious organic, homemade food, main courses under 15€! With terrace and boutique. Safe bet!      CLOSED!!!

La Dispensa ♥  Metro République 

Oh my god! This little joint is just awesome and in the run to become my favourite place of the year 2015. Food is delicious, made with love, wines are organic, decor is great, prices are fair and the service is kind with a big smile. What else can you ask for? (A dish comes for less than 15€.)

Café Martini ♥  Metro Bastille or Chemin Vert

After renovations a cosy place with Moroccan lamps and a typical Italian counter where I have had one of the best”creme deca” (coffee) in Paris. Nice atmosphere with people taking their espresso at the bar. If you are having lunch you can sit down on one of the tables. I tried an amazing pizza with black truffles for 8€ and the best Panna cotta with limoncello cream I have had in town. starters/tapas and desserts come for 7-13€ and main are between 18 and 25€. I was happy with 1 tapas plus 1 dessert. Absolutely would recommend this place, even the service could be bit quicker and attentive… especially when you are with kids. Not that they are not nice but you got the feeling they are still rookies in the business. 😉

Le Camion a Pizzas / 104 / Metro Riquet 

Great pizza for 10€

L`Osteria dell Anima  Metro Oberkampf

Homemade fresh pasta, great food, but moody service, does´t take reservations for more than 4.

Il Prezzemolo  Metro Filles du Calvaire

Nice for a sundowner, good antipasti, but packed with people. More a bar than a restaurant. Space for big groups.

I Cugini Metro Poissoiniere or Gare du l´Est

Cosy place and no disappointments, pasta, pizza and wine good and affordable, good for a lovely evening with friends or a date. Only drop of bitterness: the tiramisu wasn´t made with mascarpone.

La Gondula  Metro Oberkampf

Homy, cosy , rustic pizza & pasta place, good for lunch. Good with kids too. Pizza with Pistazzio was super good.

IMG_7678 IMG_7680 Pizza with truffle and Panna Cotta with Limoncello cream at Café Martini

Chin chin in Paris

It´s summer time, the perfect time to sit on a terrace and enjoy a Kir Royal or a glass of wine. Paris is all about having a “petite verre” or a “petite café” meaning you can always make time for one glass with your friends or colleagues. There are endless options where to go for a sundowner aka apero in Paris. Here just a humble list of the once I haven´t forgotten… 😉

Here how to read this drinking map:
red markers- bars
raspberry markers – bars with terrace/patio
mauve markers- clubs for dancing
purple markers – coffee shops


Le Cave 11ieme Domaine ♥ 14 rue des trois bornes / Metro Parmentier

Aux Follies ♥ 8 Rue de Belleville/ Metro Belleville

Udo ♥ 4 Rue Neuve Popincourt‬ / Metro Parmentier

La Feline ♥ 6 Rue Victor Letalle / Metro Ménilmontant

Le Cinquante ♥ 50 Rue de Lancry / Metro Jacques Bonsergent

Bar Ourcq ♥ 68 Quai de la Loire / Metro Ourcq

Inaro 38 Rue René Boulanger / Metro République

Les Idiots 115 Boulevard Ménilmontant / Metro Ménilmontant

Le Kitsch 10 Rue Oberkampf / Metro Oberkampf

Piment Cafe 15 Rue de Sévigné / Metro St. Paul

Le Roi de Pique 126 rue du Temple / Metro Art et Metiers

Le Mauri7 46 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis / Metro Strasbourg St Denis

Le Cannibale 93 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud / Metro Couronnes

Lou Pascalou 14 Rue des Panoyaux / Metro Ménilmontant

L`Entract 26 Rue de Beaujalais / Metro Bourse

A Jean Nicot 173 Rue Saint Honoré / Metro Palais Royal Musee du Louvre

Experimental Cocktail Club 37 Rue Saint-Sauveur / Metro Sentier

La Badaboum 4 Rue des Taillandiers / Metro Bastille

Bars with terrace

Ô Paris ♥ 1 Rue des Envierges / Metro Pyrénées

La Sardine ♥ 32 Rue Sainte-Marthe / Metro Belleville

Restaurant Les mondes Bohèmes ♥ 31 Rue des Vignoles / Metro Buvenzal

Aux Follies ♥ 8 Rue de Belleville / Metro Belleville

Rosa Bonheur ♥ Parc des Buttes Chaumont 2 avenue des Cascades / Métro Botzaris

Vieux Comptoir du Cap Horn ♥ 8 Rue de Birague Metro St Paul / Place de Voges

Les Nautes 1 Quai des Célestins / Metro Sully Morland

L’Etoile Manquante 34 Rue Vieille du Temple‬ /Metro St Paul

Le Voltigeur 43 Rue des Franc Borgeois / Metro St Paul

Le Cactus 28 Rue des Archives / Métro Hôtel de Ville

Café Crème 4 Rue Dupetit-Thouars / Metro Temple

Le Pick-Clops 16 Rue Vieille du Temple /Metro St Paul

Café des Anges 66 Rue de la Roquette Metro Bastille

Le Grand Bleu 11 boulevard de la Bastille Port de l’Arsenal / Metro Bastille

Chez Prosper 7 Avenue du Trône / Metro Nation

Le Solei levant 196 Boulevard de Charonne / Metro Philippe-Auguste

L’ Artiste 153 Rue de la Roquette / Metro Voltaire or Philippe-Auguste

Other places/ streets filled with cafes, bars and terraces.

  • Place du Marché Sainte-Catherine, Metro St Paul
  • Village Saint Paul, Metro St. Paul
  • Cour des Pétites.Écuries / (p.a. Cafe Tribal) Metro Strasbourg St Denis
  • Rue Dupetit-Thouars / Rue de la Corderie / (p.a. Le Gourmand) Metro Temple
  • Rue Oberkampf / Rue Terau / Metro Parmetier
  • Rue de la Roquette/ Rue Charonne Metro Voltaire/ Metro Bastille
  • Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
  • Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration

Coffeeshops/ Café 

Café Chilango ♥ 82 Rue de la Folie Méricourt / Metro Parmentier

The Tiny Café ♥ 11 rue Daval / Metro Bastille/ Breguet Sabin

Café Smörgås ♥ 11 Rue du Château d’Eau / Metro Republique

Piment Café ♥ 15 Rue de Sévigné / Metro St. Paul

Chez moi ou chez toi ♥ 3 Rue du Général Renault / Metro Saint Ambroise

La Feé Verte 108 Rue de la Roquette / Metro Voltaire

La petite table 27 Rue de Saintonge / Metro Filles du Calvaires

Café Marlette 51 rue du Martyrs / Metro Pigalle

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