April 6, 2012

Le Bellerive



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. 

Le Bellerive
71 Quai de Seine, 75019 Paris
Métro: Riquet / Crimée








All photos copyright Kim Laidlaw Adrey 2012

6 comments:

  1. this place looks just like what I've been looking for! Thanks I Heart Paris! Trendy yet friendly, good food yet chilled out...can't wait to try!

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    1. You're welcome! Let us know what you think when you've checked it out - now that the sun seems to be coming back you can sit on their fab canal-side terrace. --KLA xx

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  2. Thanks for this post.


    We are regulars of La Baltringue, restaurant on the opposite sidewalk, in front of La Bellerive.
    Before an old coffee soulless we noticed the change of atmosphere . Now I know what's in the plates ;-)

    And as you say, now that the sun returns ... we'll check it out with a drink by the canal;-)

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    1. Hi Laetitia,
      Thanks for your comment. The restaurant you mention is called Le Bastringue (which is slang for a cafe with music) rather than La Baltringue (slang for a loser) - and I agree, is also very good! Hope you enjoy Le Bellerive - it's a great alternative to Le Bastringue. Let us know what you think!
      KLA xx

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  3. ho my God you are right!!....That is kind of a joke with my boyfriend. Shame on me for making the mistake ...(I am french...).

    I let you know about our dinner at Le Bellerive!

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    1. Ah - your English is so good, I didn't realise you were French! Very funny though that your private joke is now out of the bag. Hope you enjoy!
      KLA xx

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