Bontemps opens the coolest tea salon in Paris

Inside room and meals of Bontemps restaurant in Paris

Butter cookies that one comes to pick up from the 4 corners of the capital, that’s here. The best lemon cake in Paris, here also. The opening of a tea salon behind the pastry shop is the new big gourmet news of the Marais. Tip: reserve well ahead of time. The secret will not be kept for long.

A decoration one finds nowhere else

Next to the pastry shop a darling bucolic terrace was hidden as well as a huge abandoned space. It required at least an entrepreneur such as Fiona Leluc to transform this former printing factory into a romantic boudoir worthy of Alice in Wonderland.

On the ceiling, dozens of hanging suspensions in opaline picked up here and there by the couple over the years. A mermaid bar, vintage upholstered armchairs, and of course incredible mismatched tableware. Open your eyes wide, everything here was meticulously thought out and chose.

A great gourmet choice

Everything is seasonal and of course, delicious. The star at lunch time? A composed plate with tomato tart, melt-in-the-mouth burratina, baby slivered courgettes, melon, chorizo.

The good alternatives: the leek tart with a béchamel sauce and smoked trout (€19,50), small Spanish sardines (€18,50) or the trio of house buns (€18 ).

Keep a little room for sweets: impossible to bypass the mythical shortbread pastries (pear, fig, chocolate…), all finger-licking good. And, to digest, the quasi erotic cappuccino with immaculate mousse (lunch menu €28).

A perfect brunch

You have your new Sunday address, featuring a dream like brunch at €38 and sophisticated simplicity: house bun, coppa or tuna belly, a small tart with glazed tomatoes, scrambled eggs and white ham with truffle, as well as a wide array of sweet treats kiffs sucrés (viennoiseries, farmer cheese, fruit salad and shortbread cookies). Everything has a taste of...come back soon.


Open Wednesday to Friday ,11am-7:30pm, on Saturday opening at 10am, and Sunday until 6pm.

Also discover the brunch of Céline Pham and the most hype street food in the Marais.

© Julie Zwingelstein

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Where to find it?


57, Rue de Bretagne

75003 Paris

01 42 74 10 68

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