Now it is the time to visit a typical French bistrot located in the thirteen district of Paris, just in front of the Seine. “Chez Lili et Marcel” is a restaurant, but also a bar, a snack and a very friendly spot where you can have a drink before or after going to a concert at Bercy.
The decor is from the beginning of the XXth century, the room is entirely made out of wood, with old furnitures, telephones and books. It seems to me that it is open 24 /7, but it should be closed after 02:00.
In the morning, you can have a continental breakfast, with French toasts and marmalade, or “croissant” or “pain au chocolat” and coffee.
At noon, during lunchtime, it is very crowded, as the restaurant has a big terrace where one can sit in the sun during spring and summer. The meat is really good and one of their specialties are the Lili’s (or Marcel’s) Burger or the plancha, which is a big piece of beef served with salad and home made french fries.
During the afternoon, you can try a tea or coffee and in the evening, of course you can have the same like at noon, or choose a big tartine or a big salad, even if it is after midnight, or draught beer and a glass of wine.
OK, it is not the most exclusive spot ever, but if you want to eat for less than € 20, it’s a place to know.
Chez Lili et Marcel | Bars, Snacks, Restaurants (Meat) | Main & Coffee € 15
1, Quai d’Austerlitz | +33145850008
08:00 – 02:00 daily