At eight o’clock in the morning, at the bottom of the Montmartre hill, everyone who’s awake in the neighborhood (parents who just dropped their kids off at daycare, postmen, night owls with low blood sugar…) seem to find themselves on rue Condorcet, checking out the new proverbial boulangerie: “A babka in the morning is like waking up to a big hug!” But don’t be fooled. Even if Mamiche’s facade looks more bohemian than those of the Banette bakery chain, you could mistake this 100% female-staffed, working-class good-natured neighborhood bakery for the latest hyped up coffee shop. Tradition baguettes for €1, orange blossom brioche for €0.80… Theprices are sweet and the smiles are free. The same is true at lunch time, when you can grab one of the two terrace tables: Prince de Paris ham + cornichons on baguette (€3.90); ham + gouda on a bun (toasted if you want, €3.20); focaccia with ham + Comté (€4); Petit Niçois with tuna (€4.90), vegan sandwiches (€5.20), etc. Get it all in one of three set menus (€7.50, €8.50, €9.50) with drinks and dessert – cookies, beignets, brownies or cream puffs. // P.-H.B.