In a city that has an abundance of restaurants and bars, you can be the ‘it’ bar one week and be totally forgotten the next. Without naming names, you can tell why some places have taken off, but with extortionately-priced drinks, dishes that ought to be served with a side of magnifying glass and worst of all- arrogant service – you know their days are numbered.
Le Bichat is a breath of fresh, organic air in the bobo canal neighbourhood which managed to lure me in twice in the space of a few days. It seemed the ideal choice for a chilled glass of rosé and tapas after work but also the perfect place to drag my hungover corpse to on a hungover Sunday afternoon, where the fruit juice of the day revived me slowly and deliciously.
The downstairs seating area is light and roomy, spreading out onto the street during the summer and thanks to its high ceilings it boasts a cosy living room area upstairs on the mezzanine where you can pretend you’re in your own living room.
With homemade cakes, quiches and tapas decorating the bar and boxes of organic vegetables lining the front, the approachable staff await, eager to share their recipes of the day. So I can’t tell you exactly what you can expect to eat here, but that’s part of the fun.
Open 7 days a week, organic (vegan and celiac options available) and friendly. That’s the kind of place you want to be.