This eatery, with a lot of small tables on the pavement outside, where you can sit amidst students on their way to or from their clases (after all, you are in the Latin Quarter) or housewives back from shopping, retains its French character in a throw back to the 80s. It has a large inside dining area which is reached down a corridor, one side of which is a tall bar.
The menu is of local foods and prices are reasonable. The portions are huge.
We went in for lunch, and since we weren't really hungry, I had a french onion soup, piping hot, and the others in our party ordered desserts- bread pudding, and strawberries in whipped cream.
The soup was excellent. You could taste the bits of onion when you worked your way through the crust of melted cheese. The bread pudding was unusual- not the way its made in England. Here they served two slices of fried baguettes on a flat plate, with some hot custard and whipped cream on the side.The strawberries came vertically chopped in neat halfs, presented in a large goblet, with spiraling whipped cream that rose up into a small white mountain.
The service was a little slow, and our waiter was probably so new at his task, that apart from forgetting our order for still water- which he disparagingly referred to as tap water- he ended up providing some excellent entertainment when he dropped a tray full of someone's order of drinks. The glasses crashed with a merry tinkle, and small rivers of coke and wine ran their competing course along the floor.
That was perhaps the high point of our lunch. Not so much for the food, but for this accidental supply of entertainment, we left our waiter a tip.
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