On a quiet street in the 11ème, a few blocks away from the bustle of Bastille, sits a quaint canteen that opened this past spring and embodies the local, fait mason trend we’ve been seeing so much of in Paris recently. I cozied up at Bloom on a recent rainy Friday afternoon with a visiting American friend and enjoyed a lovely lunch.
The menu was rather small and many of the options had ingredients in common (most notably carrots), but we took this as an indicator of freshness. The meal was a simple one and perfect for an impromptu lunch date. I opted for the carrot-cumin velouté and Thai meatballs with a chilled peanut sauce, a sliver of gratin dauphinois, and spinach salad. I was too stuffed for dessert, but the options were cute and homey, ranging from an apple crumble to a waffle with pâte à tartiner.
Owner Pauline cooks in the small, retro space and offers her guests dishes that are made of mostly local and organic products, and all whipped up in-house. Prix-fixes vary from €10-€17 for lunch and 19,5€-23,5€ for brunch, and always include a veggie option. Hours are Tues-Sun: 12h-15h30, Thurs/Fri: 18h30-23h.
Bloom – 25 Rue de la Forge Royale, 75011. Tel: +33 (0)1 43 72 87 88
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Written by Erin Dahl for the HiP Paris Blog. All images by Erin Dahl. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.