On the walls, a warm mix of royal blue, duck blue and powder pink. On the plate, a summary of what Brittany has to offer, namely buckwheat pancakes that crunch under your taste buds. Here, they are the fruit of an organic and gluten-free black flour from Brittany to suit all palates. This is the Cantine Bretonne, a new creperie in the 19th district, located at 22 bis rue de l'Ourcq, near the Parc de la Villette.
Inside, there is something for everyone, with a predominance oftraditional recipes such as the Complete with white ham or the St Jamaise with andouille de guéméné (with camembert cheese and apples fried in cider) and more atypical creations such as the spicy Buccaneer with chicken marinated in kari gosse.
The one calledHot dog breton, and filled with homemade sausage, emmental cheese, comté cheese and onion confit, is very appealing. It is served rolled up like a sausage, offering an original way to taste it. In the mouth, the flavors are enhanced by a drizzle of honey-mustard sauce. For lovers of iodine pleasures, the Wakame with lemon salmon gravelax, with a creamy herb center, is a refreshing and hearty option.
For dessert, crêpes are the order of the day with well-made classics such as the regressive homemade banana-chocolate or the addictive cider-fried apple. We embellish the whole thing with a cider of course, here declined in various versions like the mojito revisited with calvados and cider.
Opened at the end of May 2018 by the owners of Maison Becquey and La Simonetta, this new spot located a few blocks from the Canal de L'Ourcq has the advantage of having a large room with different spaces, for large tables or meals in small groups.
The whole is bathed in light thanks to large bay windows giving a view on the street and its passers-by. Without forgetting a terrace which, although a little noisy because of the immediate proximity with the street, makes it possible to benefit fully from the sunset.
La cantine bretonne
22bis Rue de l'Ourcq
75019 Paris 19
crêpes: €4 - €5.5
galettes: €8.5 - €13
Open every day from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.