Things are heating up on Rue Titon, where depressed city folk who are sorely missing the warming glow of a fireplace set their hearts ablaze at Café Singulier, heated by a sculptural church wood-burning stove and Victoire Pfister, who recently converted to the chef’s way of life. Alongside Thomas Coupeau (ex-Carbón and Cantina), she sends out sacred bites from breakfast all the way through the afternoon! Dutifully savored the other day at lunch: honey-roasted red kuri squash smeared with aged ricotta from Puglia placed atop some really good toasted focaccia, plus chive oil for dipping; then a brilliant pairing of chocolate and (homemade!) olive oil lava cake with crème anglaise infused with Kalamata olives. All the early birds out there will treat themselves to warm scones, homemade granola and baked eggs with harissa butter, and savvy diners might even book the option for a private meal. Before returning to the hustle and bustle of the city, make sure you check out the little shop section: Éditions de l’Épure booklets, sandstone water jugs from the Château de Ratilly, bouquets of organic ironwort for herbal tea… // Henriette Ma
FEELING THIRSTY? A short selection of natural wines served by the glass (€6), and all the fuel you could need to get you through the day: Populaire coffee roasted in Paris (€2.50 for an espresso), Thé-ritoires tea (€5.50) or lemonade of the day – prepared with yuzu, ginger and mint the day we visited (€6).
PRICE: Savory dishes €14-15, sweets and breakfast €3.50 to €10.