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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

chic lunch spot in st. germain

although i've passed by 100s of times, i've never had the chance to stop at cuisine du bar, which is right near the famous boulangerie poilane (rue du cherche midi in st. germain). i finally had the chance to stop for a quick bite with a client today, and years of wondering were finally satisfied-- this tiny cantine-like cafe is just what it looks like-- minimal, healthy, chic, and quick. the menu consists mainly of tartines [open faced sandwiches, slightly grilled] and small salads with lovely house-made desserts and fresh juices. for 12.50 euros, you can have a small salad, a tartine, a dessert, a glass of wine and a coffee-- a bargain, by parisian standards. i had the delicious tartine with fresh goat cheese, ratatouille and coppa ham. a delight, simple and perfectly satisfying.

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