The idea has come to Jonathan Jablonski’s head a long time ago… And it’s finally in 2009 he launched Factory & Co his eating brand where burgers, bagels and cheesecakes are given pride of place.
Factory & Co concept? New York cuisine with French quality. Burgers with fresh buns, ground beef, 9-month aged cheddar and vegetables coming straight from the truck farmer.
The brand now owns 14 places including 9 in Ile-de-France: Bercy Village, Odéon, Rosa Parks (19th arrondissement), Gare de l’Est, Parc des Expositions (Porte de Versailles), La Défense, Val d’Europe, Aéroville and Massy.
All the places are of chic industrial inspiration and display a few pop art-inspired drawings on the walls.
In 2018, Factory & Co gets a makeover, starting with the Bercy Village restaurant open since 2011.
What’s new? An open-plan kitchen enabling patrons to see cooks work and a Barista area with a range of quality coffees and hot drinks.
On the menu of Factory & Co, burgers, bagels, fresh bowls, cheesecakes, muffins and a whole bunch of other pastries made in US.
And if meat-eaters can choose between 3 different meats (grilled ground beef, grilled chicken, crispy chicken) for each burger recipe, vegetarians are not left out with a veggie steak and vegetables.
Factory & Co also offers temporary recipes from time to time. A very original burger with duck, candied pear and Espelette pepper was available the day we came.
And to go along each sandwich, French fries shaped like crinkle (slightly beveled) we can pimp up with some melted cheddar sauce (cheesefries), bacon (bacon cheesefries) or fried onions (crispy cheesefries).
The bacon cheesefries are very tasty with their crispy bacon and their melted cheese but we must say it’s absolutely not diet-conscious. Let’s not overindulge in it.
For an afternoon snack or dessert if you feel you have some room left, choosing a pastry is an authentic Cornelian choice.
As a matter of fact, it’s definitely a cheesecake bar that Factory & Co offers us including about 10 delicious recipes: Speculoos, Kinder Bueno… We don’t know what to choose and we finally order the best-seller: the creamy white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake with fresh fruits and not a simple coulis.
You’re not into cheesecakes? No problem, Factory & Co also prepares many more pastries: muffins of all kinds, cookies, shortbreads… You must be very demanding if you don’t find something to eat.
Tasty New York food lovers (yes, there are), head to Factory & Co.
Factory & Co - Bercy Village
23 Cour Saint-Emilion
75012 Paris 12
Métro Cour Saibt-Emilion lugne 14