Next door is the smaller lunch spot, Causse La Fabrique, run by the friendly Mathilde, with the same decor of matt black paint, shiny white metro tiles and a hint of industrial-chic, and the same focus on simple, good quality food.
On the menu are a soup of the day (creme of parsnip, white bean), salads, sandwiches (comte cheese, homemade pesto and salad, or ham with mushrooms, €4.90), a dish of the day (chicken, leeks and rice on our visit, €9) and a dessert (we sampled the apple dacquoise, €3.50). There are just 15 seats in total - a large shared table space and a smaller bar to the side - but food is also available to take away.
A great place for a spot of casual lunch when you are in the SoPi area.
55, rue Notre Dame de Lorette, 75009
Tel: +33 1 53 16 10 10
All photos copyright Kim Laidlaw Adrey 2011