On the walls, a warm mix of royal blue, peacock blue and pale pink. In the plate, a collection of the best of Brittany, meaning crispy buckwheat pancakes. Here they are made with an organic and gluten-free buckwheat flour from Brittany to please everyone. Here, it’s La Cantine Bretonne, the new creperie in Paris 19th arrondissement set at 22 bis rue de l’Ourcq, near the parc de la Villette.
Inside, there’s something for everyone, including a predominance of traditional recipes such as the Complète with ham or the St Jamaise with Andouille from Guéméné (with camembert and pan-fried apple and cider), as well as more atypical creations such as the spicy Boucanière with kari gosse-marinated chicken.
The one wearing the name of Hot Dog Breton is filled with an artisanal sausage, Emmental cheese, Comté cheese and onion confit and eyes at us. It’s served rolled like a sausage offering an original way to eat it. In the mouth, flavors are enhanced by a splash of honey and mustard dressing. For sea pleasures enthusiasts, the Wakame with lemony salmon gravlax with its heart filled with herb cream appears to be a fresh and hearty option.
As desserts, crepes are celebrated with very well-cooked classics such as the regressive banana and homemade chocolate or the addictive cider pan-fried apple. We enhance the whole with cider of course, here available in several versions such as mojito revisited with calvados and cider.
Open in late May 2018 by Maison Becquey and La Simonetta owners, this new spot set a few meters from Canal de l’Ourcq presents the advantage of enjoying a large room with different areas for large tables or small reunions.
The whole is bathed in light thanks to the large patio doors giving onto the streets and its passersby. Let’s not forget about the terrace that, even if noisy because of the immediate proximity of the street, allows to fully enjoy the sunset.
La cantine bretonne
22bis Rue de l'Ourcq
75019 Paris 19
crêpes: 4-5,5 €
galettes: 8,5-13 €
Ouvert tous les jours en continu de 8h à 1h