|Run by the same team behind Paris hotspots Chez Jeannette, Chez Justine and Le Floréal, canal-side Le Bellerive is a friendly new café in the up-and-coming 19th arrondissement.|
A couple of minutes away from the twin MK2 cinemas, this laidback neighbourhood joint has a retro vibe, with neon-lighting and 60s furniture, and has a great little terrace looking on to the Canal. On the menu are simple and well prepared comfort foods, including their Bellerive burger, macaroni with ham and truffle oil, and Caesar salad. Platters of charcuterie and cheese are also available to go with a couple of drinks in the evening, and desserts such as the French childhood classic Ile Flotttante (a light egg-white meringue floating in custard) and chocolate mousse are particularly well executed. Brunch is served on Sundays. On top of all that, staff and patrons alike are a friendly lot, making Le Bellerive a great place to hang out in the day or the evening for a drink or for a relaxed meal if you are in the area.
71 Quai de Seine, 75019 Paris
Métro: Riquet / Crimée