You may already be familiar with Paris’ famous Montmartre district, but how about the hidden neighborhood tucked away behind the hills in the northern end of the city? While much of the 18th arrondissement has remained home to immigrant communities and fought off gentrification, pockets of the neighborhood have begun changing in recent years with new cafés and trendy bars popping up—including the Jules Joffrin neighborhood.
Even though France entered its second lockdown on November 1, it’s important to support the local restaurants, bars, and café’s remaining open during these tough times. Here are our favorite spots to grab a glass of wine or bite to eat in the area, all open for takeout and/or delivery. Stay safe and enjoy!
Located around the corner from the Mairie du 18ème, this local spot serves up delicious coffee, homemade meals, and a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. Stop by for a to-go coffee and a warm welcome from the staff!
Just steps away from the Jules Joffrin metro stop, you’ll find the Jules Jo, a local bistro with regional cuisine and an inviting atmosphere. The large menu includes options for everyone, from vegetarians to carnivores, and an extensive wine and cocktail lists.
A little farther southwest, on the restaurant-lined rue de la Fontaine du But, you’ll find Bululu Arepera. The small restaurant with a simple menu offers delicious Venezuelan arepas and side dishes, like fried plantains. The food is delicious and affordable, and the menu has options for vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike.
Just one block east of the Jules Joffrin metro stop you’ll find this hole in the wall bar that’s all about craft beer and pop culture. Though it’s not possible to dine-in at the moment, they’re open six days a week for you to grab a pint to-go for an at-home apéro!
Boulangerie du Square
At the corner of the Square Maurice-Kriegel-Valrimont, you’ll find the beloved and aptly named Boulangerie du Square. Stop by the 18th-century bakery for a look at the beautiful interior, a classic pastry, or one of their original creations, like the seasonal pesto, garlic, and squash seed bun!
You’ve probably seen pictures of the stone-front building or their freshly baked goods online before, so why not stop by this neighborhood favorite and try it for yourself! With delicious treats like babka, cinnamon rolls, and praline pain au chocolat, it will be hard to walk away without buying one of everything!
Fromagerie Chez Virginie
With two locations in the 18th, both just south of the Jules Joffrin metro stop, Chez Virginie is a family-owned and operated fromagerie. With a wide selection and passionate cheesemongers, you’ll walk away with the perfect selection of fromages. Don’t forget to ask the staff for their recommendations and suggestions!
La Cave Lambert 18e
To find the perfect bottle of wine to pair with your cheese, take a stroll down Rue du Poteau. Between markets and shops, you’ll find La Cave Lambert 18e, a popular independent wine merchant offering a thoughtful selection of wines, from organic Bourgogne reds to the perfect summer rosés.
- Café Pimpin — 64 rue Ramey, 75018 Paris
- Jules Jo — 28 Rue Hermel, 75018 Paris
- Bululu Arepera — 20 Rue de la Fontaine du But, 75018 Paris
- Le Supercoin — 3 Rue Baudelique, 75018 Paris
- Boulangerie du Square — 50 Rue Hermel, 75018 Paris
- Atelier P1 — 157 Rue Marcadet, 75018 Paris
- Fromagerie Chez Virginie — 54 Rue Damrémont, 75018 Paris
- La Cave Lambert 18e — 28 Rue du Poteau, 75018 Paris
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