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Les Pipelettes, café-épicerie

While breakfast meeting is a rare occurence for me, I found myself at Les Pipelettes, bright and early, to brainstorm with fellow volunteers of a scientific outreach programme on this year’s activities that promote collaborative works between high school students in Paris and in Turin. How apt, that we met in a café which name means the chatterboxes, since we chatted for a good couple of hours before wrapping it all up.

Our breakfast was very French, with most of us ordering a “get out of the bed” menu that consisted of a hot drink (hot chocolate with salted caramel for me please!), tartine with beurre Bordier and a basil-based jam (surprisingly good mix of sweet and savoury), and a juice (a combo of carrot, apple and ginger). The service was efficient and friendly, and we felt very much at ease, as if we were working from the home of a friend.

Les Pipelettes

Les Pipelettes

Les Pipelettes

Les Pipelettes

Les Pipelettes

Les Pipelettes

Les Pipelettes

Les Pipelettes

Les Pipelettes

Les Pipelettes

Les Pipelettes

Les Pipelettes

Les Pipelettes

As you can see from the photos above, Les Pipelettes is not a mere café, but also an épicerie that sells selected products, ranging from exotic spices to the delicious beurre Bordier, artisanal biscuits and jams to olive oil and sardines, not forgotting a selection of beverages too. Their opening hours cater to breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea crowd quite easily, with brunch service on Saturday too.

The space has been beautifully kitted out with decor that whispers old charm, and if I live any closer, I may well end up here on a regular basis. Midweek morning is undoubtedly rather calm around here. With only limited number of seatings available though, I wonder what it’s like during the lunch rush or indeed Saturday brunch. One way to find out – another trip here sometime soon.

Les Pipelettes
31 rue Brezin 75014 Paris
Tel : 09 81 29 27 32
Métro: Mouton-Duvernet or Denfert-Rochereau
Tuesday to Friday: 8am – 7pm, Saturday: 11am – 7pm (brunch 11.30am – 1.30pm)



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4 scribbles & notes

  1. med says:

    Nice looking place…eat n shop ;)

  2. sila says:

    sweet! the atmosphere reminds me of luke’s diner in the show gilmore girls :)

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