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Holybelly 19

Restaurant Holybelly 19 in ParisHolybelly 19 (Paris) - © Holybelly 19

Hurray, now there are two HolyBellys! Since opening in 2013, the restaurant at 19 rue Lucien Sampaix was Sarah Moucho and Nicolas Alary’s only address for a long time. In 2017, they then moved into a much bigger space, at number 5 on the same street – a spot where the cool kids wait outside in a line for hours to get their paws on Paris’s most popular pancakes. But let’s come back to number 19, which now harbors a cool, intimate coffee shop (a dozen marbled tables, peacock blue benches and a few bouquets of flowers) that’s been rebooted in every way, even down to the plates. Say goodbye to the Anglo-Saxon breakfast hits and coucou to well-traveled small plates starting at nine in the morning! The Saturday we went: a very French breakfast of boiled egg with soldiers and browned butter (€4); a devilishly good halloumi turnover (€4); a deliciously crisp beetroot salad sprinkled with buckwheat and ash-coated goat cheese (€7); an excellent bun sprinkled in sesame and poppy seeds – which came straight out of the oven (€3); or some incredible miniature donuts made to be dipped into a tasty dulce de leche sauce (€6). Not to mention the three real dishes of the day served at lunch, depending on your mood: meat (eg: juicy pork belly with mashed sweet potatoes, €16.50); fish (Banka trout and fennel grilled on the plancha, paired with a horseradish cream, €16.50) and vegetarian (mushroom/fourme d’Ambert arancini served with radicchio, €14.50). To drink, there’s Swedish coffee from Kopi Roasters (€3.50 a mug), Parti du Thé teas (€5 a pot), cold-pressed Nubio juices (€6), along with (natural) wines, like the red Cabernet, Malice du Temps d’Aimer, at €6.50 a glass. Dishes from €3 to €16.50. // O.J.

Getting there

Restaurant Holybelly 19
19, rue Lucien Sampaix
TEL: +33 1 82 28 00 80
Subway: Jacques Bonsergent, Château d'Eau