As much as I love the Parisian salons de thé, chic patisseries and British influences in the city, sometimes I miss the shabby-chic coffeehouse vibe of New York and San Francisco.
So imagine my glee when I stumbled upon Le Loir dans la Thieiere in the Marais.
Worn out leather club chairs are paired with antique-y wood tables. One wall is covered in art posters while across the room, there’s an Alice in Wonderland mural.
Wood floors, antiques, kind servers, and…
Pies and tarts galore!
I could have had apricot clafoutis…
… a big, chiffony slice of lemon meringue….
Chocolate crumble tart or chocolate mint millefeuille
For me, it came down the plum or nectarine tarts.
Nectarine won out.
A thick eggy custard base sandwiched between a sweet crust and sliced nectarines…
There’s nothing wrong with calling this lunch, right?
3 rue des Rosiers, 4eme