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By Rebecca Leffler, La Fleur de Paris
As Edith Piaf once said, “Je vois la vie en Rose.” I certainly see la vie en … Rose Bakery. The bakery / eatery, co-owned by a British woman (Rose) and her husband, is a Franco-Anglo-Saxon twist on all things breakfast, lunch and brunch.
The original Rose Bakery is located on the trendy rue des Martyrs in the 9th arrondissement and has expanded to a second location in the “Haut Marais” on the rue Debelleyme. Rose serves up the best brunch in town, but doesn’t take reservations, so expect to wait for a while, unless you arrive on a Saturday or Sunday before noon (as I’ve learned to do).
You can dine inside or opt to take away the fresh salads of the day, homemade mini-quiches or delectable scones and cakes. The staff at le Marais location are cheery and friendly and the house-made bread and butter are reason alone to head over. Both the more Japanese-influenced fare at the Marais location or the more British homestyle cuisine at the original rue des Martyrs spot use fresh ingredients, organic veggies and serve both meat and vegetarian options.
The specials change every day, so even the most loyal customers are forced to try new things and taste the season’s freshest ingredients. And, at reasonable prices relative to the quality (think: 12,50€ for a quiche or pizzette and side salads, 13€ for a cheese scone and scrambled eggs, or around 3-4€ for a dessert tart or cake), I continue to see the world through rose-colored plates.
46, rue des Martyrs, 75009 / 30, rue Debelleyme, 75003
Hours: 10am – 4pm, closed Monday / Hours: 9am – 7pm, closed Monday