The Bastille/Oberkampf area is fun and af­ford­able, and the FIWX TPEGI XS ½RH E QSHIVR take on French food with­out break­ing your bud­get

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1 Fab­u­lous brunch The dishes at colour­ful new cofee shop Clint , are all made in-house, from al­mond and fg gra­nola (€7) to the veg­gieburger (€14). Or come for a two-course lunch (€15). Cofee, from €2.50 for a ristreto, is made with beans from Paris’ own Belleville Brû­lerie, and it makes good sand­wiches and juices to go. (clint-restau­rant.com)

2 Su­per subs A sta­tion­ary start-up from Kristin Fred­er­ick, who pi­o­neered street food in Paris with her Camion Qui Fume, Fred­die’s Deli sells great subs and hoa­gies. Made with Gon­tran Cher­rier bread, they’re stufed with house-cured pas­trami (from €8.50), or turkey, ba­con and av­o­cado (aka the I Love Lucy, €7). (fred­dies­deli.com) 3 Gourmet gluten-free A joint ven­ture be­tween a baker-sci­en­tist and a baker-en­tre­pre­neur, Cham­bel­land is a new boulan­gerie spe­cial­is­ing in gluten-free loaves, sand­wiches, tarts, muffins, brown­ies, cook­ies and hy­brid ‘browkies’. Buy some fve-grain bread (€5.30/550g), or sit at one of a hand­ful of ta­bles for lunch. (cham­bel­land.com) 4 Classy bar food The €55 din­ner menu at Bones is bril­liant, but so is Aus­tralian chef James Henry’s bar menu, ofer­ing rab­bit kid­neys with beet­root and grilled hazel­nuts (€9) and radish with home­made ri­cota and bagna cauda (€7). En­joy great vibes (the sound­track is cur­rently on a folk-rock trip), and Thierry Puze­lat sau­vi­gnon blanc (€4.50 per glass). (bones­paris.com) 5 Ex­cel­lent aper­i­tifs The charm­ing and chic pro­pri­etor of dinky La Bu­vete , Camille Four­mont, pours niche wines (from €5 a glass), and ofers a small menu in­clud­ing plates of mar­i­nated goat’s cheese (€8), or Trikali­nos sar­dines with yuzu buter (€7). (67 rue Saint-Maur, 00 33 9 83 56 94 11) 6 Aford­able el­e­gance Don’t miss the much-ad­mired new kid on the bistronomique block, Le Ser­van , where din­ner might start with Padrón pep­pers (€6), to be fol­lowed by ra­zor clams with chilli and peanuts (€14), and linecaught cod served with lime-pis­ta­chio sauce, (€24). (32 rue Saint-Maur, 00 33 1 55 28 51 82) 7 Win­ning crêpes Lo­cals love West Coun­try Girl for its sweet and savoury Bre­ton crêpes, hand­made and flled with ham, smoked sausage or Mont­béliard cheese (from about €5). (west­coun­try­girl.com) 8 Stylish bistrot A clas­sic bistrot, Le Charde­noux was taken over in 2008 by ex-Ar­pège chef Cyril Lignac. It’s good value at lunchtime, when two cour­ses, such as car­rot velouté and pol­lack me­u­nière cost €22. (restau­rantlecharde­noux.com)


Trains from London St Pan­cras to Paris Gare du Nord cost from £69 re­turn (eurostar.com). Stay at Au­berge Flora, where the epony­mous chef-pa­tronne pre­sides over a friendly bistrot – and dou­ble rooms cost from €94 (auberge­fora.fr). More in­for­ma­tion: en.paris­info.com

Clint Cham­bel­land La Bu­vette

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