How about leaving on a tasty journey? To do so, no need to take a plane! No, you only have to go to Princesse Café, a new and very lovely coffee shop set in Paris 10th arrondissement.
Set rue Bichat to be precise, Princesse Café is the new and friendly spot in the area to enjoy all day long. From breakfast to evening via lunch and afternoon break to chat or to work… relax, Princesse Café takes care of you!
Behind the concept, Jules Blot. After being manager at Joe Allen in Paris, and after traveling several times to Asia and the United-States, the young entrepreneur has decided to launch his very own business and create a place to his image. “Princesse is the reflection of my career, my experiences, a mix of influences and techniques I discovered in different countries. It is often in the most modest places around the globe, where they lack means, that I have had the most beautiful culinary surprises” he explains.
It is then in Paris 10th arrondissement that Jules has decided to settle in; a neighborhood he knows well and where he chose to help himself with the local stores and local farming. “At Princesse, everything is homemade and we only work with fresh produces in harmony with the season cycle” he says.
As for the menu, Princesse Café treats us to a genuine multicultural journey. Even though breakfast (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.) is all about toasted buns with bacon, scrambled eggs, cheddar, red onions or brioche French toast with red berries and maple syrup or chocolate sauce, the lunch menu makes us discover delicious gourmet sandwiches.
Based on homemade brioche bread, Princesse Café’s bestseller is available in four versions: braised (pork belly, cheddar, grilled bell pepper, tomato chutney and pickles), gravlax (gravlax salmon, sour cream, cucumber and pickles), chimichurri (chimichurri-marinated flank steak, Genovese pecorino, crispy shallots and pickles) and the vegetarian version, Halloumi, we had, based on grilled ewe’s milk cheese, herb cream, incredible red cabbage chutney and pickles.
For an extra €2, each sandwich can be served with a side: roasted sweet potatoes, paprika potatoes, salad and pecorino or our favorite: roasted cauliflower slightly blow-torched and sprinkled with Guérande salt. What a treat to our taste buds.
The chef expects to be able soon to provide pan-fried girolles as a side, or some delicious salad we have been lucky enough to try before everyone else. It is based on spelt, wheat, lentils, gravlax salmon and citrus fruits. This winter, Princesse Café will also serve seasonal soup to warm you up.
Of course, for a coffee shop worthy of its name, Princess gives pride of place to genuine coffee to pair with an unforgettable smooth chocolate chip cookie, homemade and baked by Jules himself.
Vegan and gluten-free cookies are also available, baked by the pastry chef, as well as brownies and cheesecakes. And to pair them, go for some homemade juice. Are you more into rose and violet or ginger and cucumber?
Last but not least, in the evening, Princesse switches to after-work mode with tapas to share, beers, natural wine, as well as homemade cocktails. On weekends, enjoy the staple brunch. On the menu for €20? Toasted buns salmon and scrambled eggs version, or vegetarian, or with pork; as well as granola or chocolate waffle for the sweet side, without forgetting squeezed juice and a hot beverage.
Yet, you get it, Princesse Café is THE new spot in Paris 10th arrondissement you will love to come to for a tasty and friendly break. Are you ready to discover it?
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 1 September 2020
32 Rue Bichat
75010 Paris 10
Sides au choix: €2
Sandwich gourmet - à partir de: €10
Ouvert dès 9h