I wanted a (relatively) healthy meal after all the rich butter-based food we’ve consumed so I figured I’d get a salad. Resisted the screaming urge to order the salade Gourmande (a celebration of duck – breast, foie & gizzard) and went for the very vegetarian Cote Sud (14.9€) (artichokes, aubergine, asparagus, tomatoes, olives, roasted pepper, lettuce, olive oil).
I love that you get grand servings when you order a salad in most Parisian brasseries/cafes. This was good enough to share between two people as a side or as a very filling main. Everything on this plate sang to me, save for the roasted peppers which I’ve never been too keen on anyway. The olive oil was delicious, the artichokes were gorgeous, and the asparagus stalks were crisp. Simple yet substantial, very easy to recreate (if you have a decent grocer with amazing produce).
Service was a bit abrupt, but we can’t complain much as we visited during peak hours. Being so close to the Louvre, they handle the influx of tourists pretty well, too. Overall, it’s a decent enough pit stop after a long day at the museum. Lots of pretty people to watch, too.
Cafe St Honore
194 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris
Ave spend pp 30€