Au Bon Coin is a timeless spot that welcomes all of northern Montmartre to take a seat on its bistro chairs and vermillion banquettes and drink their fill (Beaujo, very white panachés) and snack to their heart’s delight. It could almost be classified as a bouillon, but not quite! Dug up from the affordable selection of small house plates: classic herring with oiled potatoes; green farçous aveyronnais (herb fritters); pretty goose rillettes; hard-boiled eggs with homemade mayonnaise; andouillette with potatoes sautéed to golden perfection; braised steak with sauce diable; plump stuffed cabbage; beautiful slices of quiche; and crème brûlée or a big baba au rhum for dessert. // J.-N.M.
FEELING THIRSTY? Lots of bottles to choose from, not necessarily natural but always well chosen, including quite a few Beaujolais (Saint-Amour, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Juliénas…), €3.50 a glass, starting at €22 a bottle.
PRICE: Appetizers and desserts €3.90, mains €10.50 (lunch), à la carte €24-37 (dinner).