Maafim (Paris)

© Maafim

  • Date
  • share

Challah-lulia, Yariv Berreby is getting his hands into the (dough) mix with this new Levantine café! After returning to the Sentier neighborhood with some stunning schnitzels at his restaurant Salatim, the Israeli chef has opened up Maafim (spotted tiling, light wooden tables, pastel pink and blue-grey chairs), where traditional Jewish challah bread gets paired with Tel Aviv’s best-selling dishes. Served à la carte the day we went for lunch: cute beetroot and potato croquettes over a watercress cream; a classic cast-iron pot of shakshuka – made to be sponged up with freshly baked challah; before an indecently good French-toast-style babka, paired with chocolate mousse and toasted hazelnuts. It’s also worth noting that there’s a tantalizing prix-fixe lunch menu, featuring things like celeriac velouté, sea bream and roasted vegetables, plus a chocolate-tahini brownie for dessert. // L.P.

FEELING THIRSTY? There’s mint tea (€2.50), Goldstar lager (€4.50 for 330 ml) and a few wines from Galilee: Cabernet Sauvignon from Oden Mountain (€7 a glass) or a white blend from Jacques Capsouto (€35 a bottle).

PRICE: Prix-fixe menu €17-22, à la carte €23-27.

Le Fooding’s 2022 Guide is fresh out of the oven!

What’s on the menu this year? A brand-new selection of 200 restaurants, bars and bedrooms across France, articles sprinkled throughout the magazine, the taste of the times distilled down to its purest form in our highly anticipated award’s list and, for the very first time, two new guides to the country’s best stand-out shops and spirited cellars!

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover


Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.