Breizh Cafe109, rue Vieille du Temple (3rd)
I realize it's taken me a while to post something and I apologize to anyone--if there is anyone--who has been expecting something new to read. The internet that I had in Paris was awful but I am now back in Taiwan so eventually I will have all my pictures of Parisian food up!
Before my discovery of Breizh Cafe up in the Marais, I had been slightly disappointed by the crepes and galettes I had--some were slightly soggy and lacking the thinness I craved. Not anymore.
The fact that the owner's wife is Japanese is blatantly evident in the simple presentation of the food and the spartan decorations in the cafe--both of which I love. The food was not overdone--just the freshest oysters and a perfect galette.
These oysters were AMAZING--definitely the best I had in Paris. I LOVE how they were presented on a plain black slate with a line of sea salt.
The thing buckwheat galette with delicious melted Gruyere cheese, ham, runny egg, and artichokes was even better with a cup of brut cider on the side. I wish I could eat one right now.
I need to be back to Paris! Sadly, when I went back a week later for my dessert crepe, they were already gone for their summer break. Next time I'm in Paris, this is definitely one of the first food stops I'm making.