I had a coffee with the lovely Kirby from Petite Alma this morning in one of my favourite cafés and I suddenly realised that I have never written a post about it! It is called Le Loir dans la Théière on 3 rue des Rosiers in the Marais (Tel : 01 42 72 90 61).
We go there with friends and family for the fabulous brunch on the weekends (get there early, or risk waiting in a huge queue), we also go for lunch and we especially go there to have a big piece of cake in the afternoons. The lemon pie has a meringue crust that is at least 10 centimetres high! I have had friends refuse to leave town before having a slice of this pie! I am also very partial to their Tarte Tatin — it’s really incredible.
The thing I like almost as much as the food is the atmosphere and decor; it hasn’t changed a bit in all the years the café has been around. You will find mismatched, big leather armchairs and old tables. Laptops are not allowed, and even when there is a huge queue snaking out of the café onto the road, every customer is allowed to take as much time as he needs.
There is no special kid-friendly equipment but the staff are really nice and try to accommodate you as much as possible, though it is best to avoid turning up with a big pushchair during the peak hours.
This is our favorite breakfast places in Paris! I love the full breakfast — croissant, juice, coffee, eggs, yoghurt, yummmmmmmm….
I remember meeting you here for breakfast the day you brought Violette home from the hospital! 🙂
I love this place too! We came here following your recommendation, loved it, then send my PIL, they loved it, they sent their friends etc. That’s why there is always a line now 🙂
I remember! What was I thinking bringing a 24 h old baby to a cafe for brunch?! I guess as the saying goes: start as you mean to go on…
I haven’t been there in ages, but I love that place! It somehow seems like a hidden gem, even though it is in the middle of the Marais. The desserts are to die for!!
the tarte au citron is my favourite!! i insisted we go here for my birthday lunch this year – i have taken lots of people here since i was introduced to it by Ms Emilie!
Belinda, you were the friend I was talking about! You were not going to leave Paris before having that tarte au citron even if that meant staying on longer!