©Les Bennies

  • Date
  • share

Tucked away in the industrial section of Les 2 Pins, located between a store that sells blinds and a windshield wiper repair shop, French-Californians Marion and Christian Dreyfus (ex-Fou in Pieds Rouges) are showing customers all the tricks they’ve got up their sleeves. In their brand-new District, a former warehouse that’s been given a sober makeover (blonde wood, brushed aluminum, cement stones), the duo prepares lovely bowls, outstanding pancakes and anti-diet smash burgers, as if dinner was no longer a thing. For us, the day we went for lunch: creamy soup mixing seasonal vegetables, smoked herrings and mussels; an incredible grilled cheese piled high with cheese and bacon on two slices of white bread (complete with long strings of cheese); and a layered carrot cake with plenty of icing. Also available à la carte: crispy ramen with toasted noodles; homemade fries topped with crispy pork, avocado and ranch dressing; a chocolate-walnut brownie with a peanut butter mousse… Plenty to kick start your afternoon! // Gérard Roubeix

FEELING THIRSTY? Freshly squeezed orange juice (€4), banana milkshake (€5), smoothies (€7), Dr Pepper (€2.90 for 330 ml), Brewdog IPA (€5 for 330 ml) and even a few organic wines – an Aude Pinot noir from the Domaine Sainte Marie des Crozes at €4 a glass, a Bordeaux rosé from the Domaine Despagne at €19 a bottle)…
PRICE: Breakfast €7 (bagel + espresso + orange juice), mains €7-14, desserts €4-5, brunch €15-20 (one Sunday a month).


Late-night munchies?

Le Fooding’s 2023 Guide is ready to dazzle with its brilliant selection of the year’s latest hotspots, including 500 restaurants, bars, bedrooms, shops and cellars across France; a highly-anticipated award’s list; and ever-more enlightening in-depth articles sprinkled throughout the extravagant, 228-page edition of the yearly magazine, illustrated by the crème de la crème of emerging artists.

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover

Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.