Café du Coin
Best corner café of 2018
After winning a custom-made Fooding award, the hyperactive restaurateur Florent Ciccoli (Jones, Le Bien Venu, Cheval d’Or) continues to amaze us at this stylish corner bistro – Belle Epoque tiling, Formica tables, a copper bar, wooden benches. The day we went for lunch, the dreamy €20 prix-fixe menu featured: the famous mozzarella-tomato-sea bean pizzetta with its puffed up dough; tender pork loin with clams, grilled sweet corn and polenta; before an incredible fromage blanc ice cream topped with damson plums and salted caramel sauce. What could be more pleasing to your taste buds? At night, the dimensions change: the plates get smaller (anchovies from Getaria, picodon cheese, saucisson from Ardèche, burratina, etc.) and paired with the owner’s favorite wines. // V.Z.
FEELING THIRSTY? A supernatural selection: a lively Jura Chardonnay from Jérôme Arnoux (€6 a glass), a very fruity Gard red from Olivier Pichon (€5), a Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine from the Domaine de l’Ecu (€27 a bottle) or a red Gaillac from Plageoles (€28).
PRICE: Set menu €20 (weekday lunch), pizzettas €6-7, plates €4-13 (dinner).