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Overlooking Canal St-Martin, just across from where Amélie threw pebbles in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s acclaimed 2001 movie, this vintage bistro is an atmospheric place for a meal. For casual dining, book the front section, reminiscent of a 1930s cafe with tiled floors and an Art Deco zinc bar; for something more sophisticated, the back section’s red banquettes, white tablecloths, and mirrors create a boudoir-chic ambience. Wherever you sit, the food is good: classic dishes like beef carpaccio with fries, sausage-rich cassoulet, or vegetarian options such as ricotta and spinach ravioli. The 24.50€ brunch is popular on Sundays, when the streets outside become pedestrian-only.