Institut de Bonté

You can’t miss this institution overlooking the Saint Martin Canal with its rough wood facade that gives it the look of a chalet. The voyage continues when you step through the door and see the rustic counter topped with big glass jars and piles of fruit and vegetables for juices freshly squeezed on request. The large dining room with stone walls and a beautiful age-worn tile floor holds three long farmhouse tables with wood benches for diners to tuck into hearty buffet breakfasts (e10). Come lunchtime, the slate features a trio of starters (e8), dishes (e13) and desserts (e4.50). Admittedly, nothing is overly gastronomic, but this is authentic cooking with primarily organic vegetables, allowing you to enjoy a meal of a tasty goat’s cheese flaky pastry tartlet, followed by free-range chicken drumsticks with curry from the neighboring Comptoir Général, and last but not least a satisfying Philadelphia cheesecake. Evening fare consists of charcuterie, cheese or vegetable boards in L (e14) or XL (e25). Weekends give way to generous brunches for e20. Since it has opened, this very hipster-neo-hippie café has secured a fine clientele of local bobos, who even settle in for the day with their computers and a cuppa tea to take advantage of the free WiFi!

From 8am to 10:30pm
Open daily
Average price: €25


Institut de Bonté

84 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010, Paris Phone : +33 (0)1 85 09 18 50
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By David Richard et Manuel Mariani. Photos : Lionel Moreau - Published the

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