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It’s that time of the year again, when Parisians depart the city en masse for summer vacations. If you’re lucky enough to be in Paris this month, August is the perfect time to do some sightseeing. But with many restaurants and cafés closed, it can be hard to find somewhere to go out for a meal. We’re here to help. Here are some Paris restaurants that will be open this month:
Echo is a Californian deli serving breakfast and lunch only throughout August. For breakfast, think tacos, avocado toast, shortcakes, and pop tarts, for lunch there’s a pork larb sandwich, Caesar sandwich, their famous smash burger, or a farmer’s market salad. Drinks include a variety of La Croix, iced Vietnamese coffee, green smoothies, raspberry mojito (with or without alcohol), wine, and beer.
With locations in London, Monaco, Mykonos, and Dubai, COYA’s new location in Paris’ Beaupassage is open for dinner this month. In partnership with Veuve Clicquot, the jardin de Coya has been transformed into a Peruvian-style oasis with Champagne cocktails available from the outdoor bar, plus modern Peruvian and traditional South American dishes. If you make a reservation between 6-7:30pm, you will receive a free glass of Champagne — just quote “soirée Champagne.”
Qasti is a Lebanese bistro by Michelin-star chef Alan Geaam. The menu is all about tasting and sharing with vegetarian, meat, and seafood mezzes, including feuilles de vigne, falafel, aubergine moussaka, kefta, octopus, and king prawns. On Sundays, there’s a buffet brunch. Qasti is located down the road from Geaam’s first restaurant, Auberge Nicolas Flamel, in the Marais and is open seven days a week in August.
L’Entente is inspired by traditional British cuisine, but made with French terroir produce (except the cheese!) A lot of Australian cuisine is British cuisine, so there are a number of items on the menu that have me drooling, namely the pies (chicken and leek or shepherd’s), roast lamb, beef Wellington, the Australian (or NZ — its contentious) pavlova, and British cheese platter. L’Entente is open in August seven days a week, with brunch on Sundays.
Paname is the perfect spot for a meal or a drink this summer with their terrasse overlooking the Canal de l’Ourcq and Bassin de la Villette. Craft beer lovers will enjoy their brews, but they also serve wine and cocktails. The menu is largely pub fare with onion rings, guacamole and tortilla chips, burgers, fish and chips, and pizzas, with a couple of unexpected dishes like tuna tataki and bò bún thrown in.
One of the best smash burgers in Paris, Dumbo has opened a pop up, ‘Dumbo Park’, on the terrasse of Palais de Tokyo and the Musée d’Art Moderne. Vegetarians will be happy there’s a veggie burger on the menu, which isn’t offered at their Pigalle address. You can also get beers on tap, natural wines, and mezcal slushies, all with a view of the Eiffel Tower. While their Pigalle address closes for two weeks, Dumbo Park is open seven days a week.
The brand-new bánh mì shop by The Hood Paris is open all August. In addition to five different bánh mì (including one veggie and one vegan), they have three flavors of donuts: their famous Kaya; Caramel Gula Melaka (palm sugar); and interestingly, vanilla and black garlic. For drinks, they collaborated with Laïzé Paris to serve up Taiwanese bubble tea. Keep in mind it’s take away only but you can sit and eat on the terrasse of The Hood until August 22.
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