We have become used to the grandiose scale of the projects launched by Big Mamma’s founders. Mamma Primi, Ober Mamma, Pizzeria Popolare and the others are all 2.0 mega pizzerias and trattorias devoted to Italian cuisine. This time, though, the duo have surpassed themselves with the opening at La Halle Freyssinet (where Xavier Niel set up the renowned Station F, his startup incubator) of a food megastore of 4,500 sq.m., including a 1,000 sq.m. terrace. Barely opened, it is already a success. Paris’s entire foodie population has discovered with delight the gigantic food complex with its five kitchens, beer garden and huge cocktail bar.
Other attractions include a trattoria dedicated to fresh pasta, a panificio where the house bread is baked, together with focaccia, an authentic caffèteria serving iced, latte, filter and roasted coffee, a monumental outdoor BBQ serving a vast array of grilled food, a huge wood-burning oven for the pizzas and even a US-style burger pop-up…
On weekends, there are musical brunches from noon to 7pm, together with a wide range of kid-friendly activities on the mezzanines for the youngest. Enough to make them want to put aside their game consoles for an afternoon! On top of all that, there is an amazing program of evening and weekend live music, admission free. You can see – or rather listen to – DJ sets from L’Impératrice, Sheitan Brothers, Theo La Mamie’s…, live performances from Alice & Moi, and many other acts. In short, there is all you need for a delightful break in a relaxed atmosphere.
Caffèteria 24/7 – Food & bars
From 11.45am to 2.30pm on Monday and Tuesday,
and 11.45am to 2am from Wednesday to Sunday.