As the humid, summer fog continues to drape over Paris, the outdoor terraces are being fought over by outdoor diners the city over, hoping for a little breeze over their dinner tables.
When arriving at place Sainte-Marthe I get the feeling of just having surfaced from a long tunnel of trees and into a bright clearing. From the residential neighbourhood and suddenly into this peaceful yet animated little piazza; you’ll quickly forget that you’re conveniently placed between Belleville and the popular canal area.
Here there is a delicious cluster of highly recommended bars, cafes and restaurants. Let me give you a sneak peek of what’s on offer here:
La Sardine – a lively little restaurant/bar with plenty of colourful outdoor seating. (Perfect for working at as there are plenty of sockets on the outdoor wall)
Le Sainte Marthe Bistrot – 3 course lunches for € 18 and a large outdoor seating area
La Cave à Michel – Tapas/wine bar
Le Galopin – a very popular restaurant, which serves 7-dish set meals (€ 49) by the young, well-established Tischenko brothers
Le 31 – Ibérico, wagyu and wines
…and there are many many more!
After drinks and dinner, if you fancy taking the party elsewhere, the 11th arrondissement is only a short walk away.