To all the preachers of these new diets « Gluten free » « Dairy free » or both Café Pinson is the place for you and luckly there are 3 of them in Paris!
However boys and girls today I am going to speak to you about the one in the 10th district of Paris! Located in the well-known street « Rue Faubourg-Poissonnière » Café Pinson is a little restaurant full of charm. Serving mainly breakfasts, light lunches, cakes and take-aways.
The homely restaurant is decorated with tiles, furniture from the sixties, graphic prints, cushions and teal blue walls… Everything to make you want to stay there for hours while drinking a dairy free cappuccino made with almond milk. The interior designer is Dorothée Meilichzon who also decorated a few places in Paris such as the Hôtel Paradis, the Fish Club, the Beef and the Expérimental Cocktail Club… I would love to hire her to decorate my place 🙂 !
Like most places like this one in Paris, the restaurant is pretty small and quickly full so while I am waiting for my organic partner in crime I am placed by the windows, this mean we will be sat next to each other like in a bar rather than face to face, never mind… To start the detox I take the juice of the day.
As for the menu it varies almost everyday, I took for 14€ a plate of crispy lentils and buckwheat, humus, sweet potatoes, mesclun, cabbage… Oh boy it was tasteful…
As for desserts, not much room left but I still took a gluten-free madeleine with a regular coffee.
Conclusion: Whether you can or cannot it dairy and/or gluten I recommend this place as it is cozy, the food is fresh and organic, the staff is polite and not overly priced. It makes you discover how good « natural » food can be. While making this article I discovered that they had a new one in the 16th, I cannot wait to try it, 5 min away from my work.
Café Pinson (website)
58, rue du Faubourg-Poissonière