Described as: “A place we moved from a southern French village and transported to Paris”, Cafe Citron is a gastronomical pocket of provincial paradise created by French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus and restaurant group Caviar Kaspia.
Originally hailing from the small town of Mallemort in southern France, here — on the first floor of the Galeries Lafayette on the Champs-Élysées — Jacquemus has designed a curated haven of lemon trees, ceramics, earthenware vases, and raw materials which transports Parisians straight to Provence, and where seasonal product is given pride of place.
Perfect for: A cozy and interesting destination to drop into for a bite before the start of a designer shopping expedition, where you’ll be able to sample a smorgasbord of Mediterranean delicacies from artisans such as the Boulangerie Sain by Anthony Courteille and farmers from the Vergers St Eustache.
What to order: Any patisserie (all desserts are made by Stohrer, the oldest pâtisserie in Paris).
Trading hours: Every day from 10.30 until midnight
Address : 60 avenue des Champs-Élysées - 75008 Paris
It’s almost mid-week — so if you’re looking for a place which ticks the boxes for a casual business meet out-of-the-office, a quick catch-up with a friend — or just a cool location to work from with excellent coffee + Parisian street scenes to boot... then welcome to Partisan Café.
It’s Thursday — so take a breath, keep calm — and just go get yourself a banging soufflé (which is the past participle of the word “breath,” or “puff” in French) — at this cute and classic restaurant tucked into a discreet, pedestrian street behind the Bon Marché.
Balls, balls, balls. When the mercury drops in Paris and we’re seeking a spot of comfort food — we go back to ‘basics’ via the superb arancinis served up by talented Sardinian chef Simone Tondo at this stylish (Michelin-starred) nook, tucked into the Passage des Panoramas.
Unashamedly cheeky and shows just enough skin to be sexy without being over-the-top. If you’re on the hunt for something fresh, fun and super Parisian to spice things up this weekend, then this place is just the ticket: a colourful, quirky cabaret show set within a unique floating theatre in the very heart of Paris.
When the cold snap sets in and you’ve had a long, tiring week at work — sometimes all you want for a Friday is a good glass of vino somewhere warm, cosy, and away from the crowds where you can meet a few friends for a chat with no fuss.