Pétrin Couchette

Restaurant Pétrin Couchette (Marseille)

© Juilette Mallat

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This Marseille-based trio is always a few steps ahead of everybody else! Right near their restaurant La Mercerie, Laura Vidal, Julia Mitton and Harry Cummins (who also run Livingston and Chardon) have set up a café/bakery where you’ll want to move right in – a wooden facade, a raftered ceiling, a tiled yellow counter…. In space with a bread oven and dough kneader, Basile Milou (ex-Mercerie) and his talented team send out crazy breads and loaves made with natural sourdough starters and heirloom wheats. Displayed in the window case: an Arles pork and kimchi sandwich made on two slices of ciabatta; a cheeky ham-cheese-mustard seed toastie; tasty focaccia topped with onions, potatoes and Parmesan… Not to mention the sausage roll (€4) that’ll have you rolling around in delight. And for something sweet? There’s lemon cake with icing and a very chocolatey brownie made with chocolate from La Baleine à Cabosse, which pairs nicely with a specialty coffee on the terrace (which gets plenty of sun in the afternoon!), before leaving with a loaf of spelt wheat bread or some delicious white bread in hand. // Juliette Mallat

FEELING THIRSTY? Specialty coffees concocted by Rob Hazell (ex-Deep), extracted from the Marzocco machine as espresso (€2), plus drip coffee (€3.50), café crème (€3-4), chai lattes (€5), kombucha from La Ferme Chaugo (€5) or Karma Drinks lemonade (€3.50). 
PRICE: Sandwiches €5-12, pastries €1.50 to €4.50. 

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