Persil & Mimosa’s trio of urban epicureans
This tiny coffee shop-cum-eatery in the Passage de la Bonne-Graine (hard to find a better name) is the brainchild of a couple called Fabien and Fanny. Since 2016, former nurse Fanny has been enjoying success as a food and travel blogger (on @1carnet2notes), offering an organic catering service based mainly on vegetables, unusual spices and mixes of original savours. So when the connected couple accidentally came across these tiny premises, they had a brilliant idea: why not open a place where they could play host to people “for real”? Once the conversion work was completed, they each took up their positions: photographer Fabien in charge of style and visual identity, Fanny in the kitchen, soon joined by her mother, an accomplished cook. The dishes on the menu, which changes each week according to what’s in season, are anything but boring: broccoli, coconut and curry soup; black quinoa, feta, cornflower and toasted hazelnut salad; peach, sage, pistachio and wild pansy tart. Pure, new-generation, comfort food: healthy and surprising in a cosy, ultra photogenic setting. A real winner. Persil & Mimosa, 3, passage de la Bonne-Graine, 75011 Paris. Caterer and canteen. Open Tuesday-Friday, 9.30am-4.30pm; Saturday, 10.30am-5.30pm.