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“A hidden treasure - in more ways than one!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bob's Kitchen

Bob's Kitchen
74 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris, France
09 52 55 11 66
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Ranked #1,652 of 13,133 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Paris, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“A hidden treasure - in more ways than one!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

If you didn't know it was there, a), you'd ignore the somewhat dingy, narrow street and b) there is no sign, just a plain white facade (work in progress or desired anonymity?).

Anyway, forget all that and make the effort to find Bob - your tastebuds and your stomach will thank you.
It get's crowded, so be patient and be ready to share a table and maybe meet new friends - with the simple but tasty cuisine, washed down with a creative cocktail or smoothie you'll be ready for anything - or seconds!

Vegan food at it's best

Long live Bob (does he exist?)

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Paris, France
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93 reviews 93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Almost missed it but glad we didn't!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Was so busy looking for "Bob's Kitchen" from the addresses given for vegan/vegetarians restaurants in Paris that we almost walked straight past it because it doesn't have a sign outside. Luckily we wondered why people were eating in this space and realised we'd arrived. Ordered the futon-maki, brown rice, seaweed wrap, fresh veggies - it was wonderful - there are lots of sauces on the tables so you help yourself. There is also fresh water, bread and a warm herb infusion that you can help yourself to as well, the infusion was great. Other half chose the green smoothy, loved it, and we finished with vegan cookies and coffee. The place is a little small so if you can't get a seat at the communal tables walk around for a few minutes then come back, it's worth the wait.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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14 restaurant reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“A welcome change in Paris”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Expat that I am, I miss the heck out of Whole Foods with the smoothie bars and all the other vegetarian/Vegan possibilities for healthy eating. So I was really pleased to finally make it to Bob's kitchen and enjoy a delicious veggie-fruit juice and tasty vegan sandwich. The place is crowded and tiny and really basic and very expensive (a small juice is 4€50!!), but it's service with a smile American style and the products are irreproachably fresh and tasty. Credit cards only accepted for 20€ and over, so bring cash if you're dining alone.

Now I need to get back there when it's a little less crowded so I can figure out how to work the menu - not sure whether I can order a "custom" smoothie, and I heard the "k" word (kale) being thrown about concerning this place, but didn't see any evidence of it... The kale craze has yet to hit France...

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Best pancakes in Paris”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I go here almost every weekend I am home for pancakes and a juice.

Awesome pancakes and vegetarian food. It's only open from like 10:00-15:00 (ish, I think). So good for brunch and lunch only. Prices are cheap for Paris!

it gets packed during peak hours (12-14:00) so you might have trouble getting a seat then as the place is pretty small.

I love the place though!

Almost all the staff speak English (as almost 50% are Anglophones)

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A popular place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

Many sites and reviews sing the praises of Bob's Kitchen on rue des Gravilliers. Like some of the surrounding restaurants and bars it unashamedly caters for the younger hip crowd. After three weeks living in the same street I thought I'd give it a go. You sit at trestle benches on stools. The menus are in French but you can work them out. The prices are high for what is offered. I had a green cocktail (€6.50) which was a fairly watery and tasteless juice without much ginger as promised, and a tiny muffin (€1.50). French cafes offer better value.

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