The right vintage spot: L’Atelier des Guillemites, an antique tea salon where everything is for sale. All those who adore pretty table settings and afternoon tea.
What does one find there? Everything you need for an atmosphere worthy of Downton Abbey : porcelain, highboys (platters with levels), paintings, mirrors, tables, or mismatched silver picked up here and there.
The price: James Sadler English teapot at €22, Louis XV chair at €50, Japanese sugar holder €15, wood screen €30 , wine jug €8 , Murano blown glass vase €100, bamboo table €200...
The good brunch: to be enjoyed right there, obviously, English style with a super formula at €19 including a melting quiche, waffles, pancakes, viennoiseries, warm drinks, cannelés biscuits, fresh fruit, tartines just like at Grandma’s… The alternative: tea time, with amazing desserts whipped up by a neighbor pastry chef : carrot cake, clafoutis, flan, chocolate tart, cheesecake... (€8). To be washed down with: ice tea (€5) or vanilla, red fruit, mango smoothies (€5.50)—and let’s not forget their special selection of teas.
L’Atelier des Guillemites: open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 6pm, on Friday until 7pm and on Saturday and Sunday until 7:30pm. 3 rue des Guillemites, 75004 Paris. 01 42 78 28 58.
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