The Mamiche bakery has become a Pigalle staple since opening its doors in 2017. Such rapid success has allowed Victoria Effantin and Cécile Khayat to expand their circle of glycemic influence (after only two years in the oven!) with a second location near Canal Saint-Martin – where their famous babka (a chocolate and orange blossom brioche) draws a big crowd. But the pair also whip up some delicious sandwiches that have been carefully sourced (Prince de Paris ham, aged cheeses from Terroirs d’Avenir, roasted chicken from Rue des Martyrs…), including: a tradition baguette with strips of roasted chicken with crispy skin, homemade mayonnaise, fresh herbs and cornichons; fresh toasted sourdough-corn bread with roasted zucchini, onions, herbes de Provence, sun-dried tomatoes and Parmesan… or, for us the day we went for lunch, a vegetarian-friendly option made with melt-in-the-mouth eggplant, carrots and cilantro, in between two slices of baguette. Round out your meal with an incredible chocolate cookie that’s as moist as you could hope and lightly salty. // O.D.
FEELING THIRSTY? There’s Café Lomi espresso €2, lattes €4, filtered coffee €3, freshly-squeezed orange juice €2.50 for 250 ml, a juice of the day €3.50 for 250 ml.
PRICE: Sandwiches €3.50 to €5.50 (€7.80 to €9.80 with a dessert + drink), cookies €2.90, babka €17.80/kg.