Located in an unlikely corner of the 12th arrondissement, this neighborhood hangout offers a great selection of bistro cooking at reasonable prices. High ceilings, sunny yellow walls, and wooden fixtures create a friendly atmosphere for Mediterranean-inspired dishes like roast lamb with sweet garlic, polenta, and olives, or grilled bonito with a peach and preserved lemon salad. Vegetarian options include eggplant and feta with olives and fresh capers. Serving one of the few reasonable three-course lunches (15€), this place is jammed at noontime, so try to reserve.
- Margie Rynn