This place does not have a name, which may be a good thing, or else it would have become too well-known. Although we’re well into autumn, I am writing this out of my enthusiasm for this place, which has become a classic stop on a sunny Sunday.
Our current mayor Anne Hidalgo is trying to make Paris a greener city, and closing down the riversides for cars is one of the decisions that transformed a former noisy street into a casual strolling place.
Just below the Louis Philippe bridge, I discovered this tiny outdoor café that serves coffee at 1.50€ and beers at 3€ – and this in the heart of Paris. The people that are running the place certainly aren’t here to make money, and they’re helping all the more keep one of Paris’ most central places accessible. You can take your drink away or sit down at one of the colourful tables – a favourite location of mine to do some people-watching.
When I asked the owner how long they will remain open, they said ‘until the weather becomes too lousy’, so do go there as long as it’s not too cold to sit on a terrace, or else note it down for a visit in spring!
Beside drinks, they serve simple but also very reasonably priced sandwiches, crêpes and crisps.