The spirit: if your heart flutters when you hear the enchanting words « hoummous », « labneh » and « pitas », this is the place for you. L’Atelier Libanais is a cantina with a very detailed decor, right down to the cement tiling and vintage plates, without forgetting the adorable tins where forks and knives are stored. A round-trip ticket to Beirut with your Navigo pass.
The boss: Mikael, a Parisian who fell in love with Lebanon and brought in a chef to create the best Lebanese in Belleville. On the program: nice little motherly dishes served in a cantina with lots of atmosphere.
The hipster crowd of the area is of course on deck here.
Drinks and eats: freshly sourced products: labneh, houmous, taboulé, moussaka, caviar d’aubergine (amazing), warak enab (stuffed vine leabes ), falafels… (15,90 €). Tops: veggie twigs also have special options with a selection of terrific vegetarian dishes mezze. To be washed down with gourmet mint tea and irresistible pastries (5,90 €).
Special kudos for the corner-shop. Alep soap, wicker baskets, rose or orange blossom syrups, teas, spices… Small treasures scattered everywhere on the shelves at mini prices. Keep your eyes peeled!
Open every day from noon to 11pm. Friday and Saturday nights until midnight.