“What if we opened up a coffee shop?” It’s easy to imagine the conversation Marine Gora (ex-Universal) and her partner Romain Tellier (a former consultant) must have had before opening Gramme… These two clever honey bees gathered nectar from some other spots in full bloom (5 Pailles, Café Méricourt) before setting up their percolators on rue des Archives. The single-room space is styled like the pages of Milk Déco: azulejos on the bar, old brick walls, a vintage scale… Not to mention the open kitchen where some honest lunches file out: a banh mi dog made on soft bread rolls from Le Petit Grain, stuffed with pulled pork and a cilantro mayonnaise; perfect butter-jam or ricotta-honey tartines; free-range eggs with smoked pepper and soldiers; generous rice bowls with miso, bacon and mushrooms; and delightful kanelbullars or chocolate-hazelnuts cookies for dessert. Coming soon: a weekly rotating menu with “Parisian” dishes of the day. // J.G.
FEELING THIRSTY? Lomi coffee (€2.50 to €4.50), homemade lemonade with rose petals (€4), plus a few natural wines – a red Trinquette from La Petit Baigneuse and a white Landra Pur Jus from the Château Landra (€6 a glass each).
PRICES: Plates €5-12, desserts €3.50 to €4.50.