Salle à Manger is a pleasant place to stop if you are in the Rue Mouffetard.
Want to contemplate the historic or symbolic significance of the area or just to eat well, Salle à Manger gives you both.
Rue Mouffetard, where Salle à Manger is located, dates back to Roman times when Paris was called Lutetia. Later it became a commercial thoroughfare and today it is a mix of tourist attractions, restaurants and small food shops. When not overcrowded it is amusing, though my advice would be to take your time when choosing a restaurant.
Salle à Manger is a budget-friendly restaurant with two terraces, the second of which is the most interesting with a view of the St. Médard church (whose oldest parts date from the 15th century, though the church has stood in the same place since the 11th), situated in the middle of an open-air food market. The scenery is reminiscent of the Middle Ages when markets were often found in front of religious edifices. Street artists sometimes add to the experience.
“The Dining Room” is a brunch-oriented restaurant, with large and delicious salads that are prepared with care. The apple crumble is especially good, also available to take away. With a mild ginger flavour it is worth trying.
If you prefer to eat inside, the atmosphere is exactly as its name suggests – as cosy as a dining room.
And if the sun should make an appearance, the second terrace is bathed in sunshine during the morning and the early afternoon.
La Salle à Manger | Coffee & tea, Snacks | Brunch € 15.00
138 rue Mouffetard | +33155439199
08:30 – 19:30 daily