Friday, July 1, 2011

Comme à la Maison


This (very) petite salon de thé is found nestled in Village Saint Paul, in the Marais. The menu is limited, but delightful, with fresh crisp salads and rich quiches. First suggested by Richard Nahen of Eye Prefer Paris, it is a regular stop for daughter Holly and me. Marie and I enjoyed a refreshing déjeuner in April but passed on and devoured the most delicious chocolat chaud I have ever had.

I will return in cooler weather for another of those!

Bon weekend!

Comme à la Maison
9, rue Saint Paul


(Don't forget... Le Tour starts on samedi!)

For other weekend reflections go here to James' Weekend Reflections.

39 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

Sympathique...
Belle journée et bon week-end !

Pierre

martinealison said...

Bien sûr, si c'est comme à la maison, j'arrive! Gros bisous.

Bergson said...

un endroit sympathique

le tour de France commence dans un endroit très particulier : à voir

Malyss said...

You must be the only American person to look at the Tour, and maybe even to know the Tour exists!
Your picture could be used for Weekend reflection meme, I see a photographer in the window! :o)

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

It looks very nice! And I love the pink tables and chairs!

Gringo said...

This seems lke my kind of cafe, makes a great pic too, lots of colour...

Joe said...

Nice to see a cafe in Paris sans glamour. I would stop here in a heartbeat

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I love the pink and red accents and the photographer's mirrored image engaging with the scene.A perfect doorway to the weekend.

Best wishes!
Ruby

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love the look of this place Genie, some cafes can be a little intimidating, this just oozes welcome! Sometimes I think a small menu is not a bad thing, so long as what there is. is the best! Hope you have a great weekend.

brattcat said...

passed on the chocolat chaud? how could you?

M said...

Ma chère amie, you are forgetting ... We didn't pass on the chocolat chaud, we enjoyed it thoroughly! It was the best I have ever had --- something between drinking a warm homemade chocolate pudding or a melted candy bar! I have promised D that I will take him there when next we visit Paris. Bisous, M

Starman said...

Thanks for the reminder of Le Tour, I had forgotten.

This is Belgium said...

I know this little place very well ! ha ha ;-) (not that I eat the chocolat !! , only the salads)

a fan of the Tour in the state of Alabama !! the world will never cease to surprise me

Aesthetic Alterations said...

I am definitely visiting this place this winter! Thank you for the travel tip.

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful place! Wish I were there right now!! The chocolat chaud sounds delicious! Always enjoy my morning visit to Paris through your blog, Genie! Bon weekend!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

Super ! :-)Bon weekend de l'indépendance !

RedPat said...

What a delightful little place!

TheChieftess said...

You know what they say Genie...French women can eat anything they want...it's all about proportions and walking!!!

JM said...

It looks like a very cozy place.

James said...

I love little places like this. I want to go in. :)

Alexa said...

Perfectly charming! Looks like a very chic clientele—and photographer—too. :~}

Andrew Etchen said...

They must have lots of these little cafe's everywhere there. And I'm sure the food and beverages are excellent anywhere you go there. I am also sure the aroma's are unreal as well :)

I'm so jealous.

Nice photos as usual!

Emille said...

Can have a good quiche anytime!

Stan said...

Sigh -- real men like quiche too!!! Merci beaucoup for sharing your experiences. Aside from the enjoying the images, my senses are always stimulated when I observe your pix and read the captions. Hugs, Stan.

Loree said...

Enchanting. Thanks for your comments on my latest post. It was very much appreciated.

Montreal Photo Daily said...

This must be one of those neighborhood gems that only a local would know about. Thanks for sharing this little secret.
Bon weekend!

Carola said...

Lovely little place. So much charme.

Grammy Goodwill said...

It looks charming. When we were in Paris in April,2009, I had the most delicious hot chocolate. It was much better than anything I'd had before.

Rob-bear said...

Looks delightful; a certain rustic charm. Food sounds great!

Dianne said...

I love the colours in this Genie - oranges,reds and pinks ( even your jacket) normally they would clash but here it all looks so delightfully Parisian. xx

Randy said...

What a charming looking place. I love quiche!

Harriet said...

I stopped in here for lunch during my April 2010 trip. Thanks for the reminder about the Tour de France...

Ninny said...

Oh, I want to go through that doorway!!!

Cezar and Léia said...

an inviting cafe there, great picture!
Léia

henk knibbeler said...

Goodmorning Genie,

First, thanks a lot for your lovely comments on my Blog! I was here for a lunch in this small and gorgeous petit salon a few months ago. I believe that every stone in Paris is touched by your feet and the light of your camera and smile!
Nice work my lady..


have a nice weekend,

greetz,

Henk.

Woody said...

A very inviting destination, neat reflections!

La Principessa Errante said...

Wonderful photo, and now I need chocolate.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I think that Marie summed it up quite well. That chocolat chaud is like a hot liquid candy bar with some heavy cream... no calories in that I am sure - hah! (They do not count in Paris)

I have been here in warm weather and cold. In the winter you must get here early as there are few seats inside.

Bisous

Kate said...

Little "out-of-the way places are the best!