On the other side of the crossroad of the Saint Ouen Market, there is a “brand new” place called La Recyclerie. It is actually a former train station, now used as a meeting spot where one can eat and drink or get your bag of organic products from “La Ruche qui oui” or look at the animals they have in their urban farm or get an old table get fixed or… In short la Recyclerie is a place for everyone because everybody can find a good reason to go there. Their table outside are a great spot now that the sun is warmer. It is one of these spots where you can actually enjoy being outside because you are not seated in the middle of Paris traffic jam.
The place has got this industrial vibe of the station and the rails are still outside, just along their bar/garden/farm. It is quite a place, especially in Paris where there are so many shops and restaurant opening every day that some of them are literally in corridors!
They serve lunch, each week has its own theme, go there and discover the world of food! They went for a very casual approach of the entire space. For lunch it means you wait for your plate to be ready before going to the kitchen and grabbing your cutlery, glass and water.
Check facebook for their programme, they have an event there almost every weekend, from second hand markets to fix everything workshops.