Right by the iconic multi-colored stairs on Cours Ju’, Swiss ex-pat Lili Gadola (ex-Epicerie L’Idéal), assisted by her companion Fabien, has found the absolute perfect spot to open Limmat (named after the river that connects Baden to Zurich). With a few vintage light fixtures here, some antique furniture over there, and they’re ready to liven up the neighborhood with their briny treats at friendly prices! For us, the day we went for lunch: an adorable smoked mackerel salad with mandolined apples and beets, even better with the excellent bread from the Pain Pan bakery; a generous couscous with homemade fish balls and spicy harissa – or, for those who don’t have their sea legs yet, striking squash gnocchi; before an excellent sweet chestnut cake with whipped cream for dessert. // G.LeP.
FEELING THIRSTY? There’s a good lager from the Brasserie de la Plaine (€3.50 for 330 ml) and a micro selection of natural wines: a Luberon white from La Cabrery (€3.50 a glass) or a red from Nathalie Cornec vinified in the center of Marseille (€24 a bottle).
PRICE: À la carte €17.50 to €21.