As the original pioneer of the organic bobo Parisian attitude, Rose Bakery is still expanding: at 46 rue des Martyrs there’s a take-away shop; at 1 rue de Navarin there’s an épicerie/cheese shop; there are tearooms in Bon Marché, Dover Street Market in New York, and Dover Street Market Ginza in Tokyo; and they’ve recently taken over the museum café at the Musée de la Vie Romantique. Meanwhile, following a new makeover (paneling, verdigris tones), the motherhouse still sends out its heartwarming plant-based cuisine. The day we went for lunch, after a carrot-apple-ginger juice (€6.50), we treated ourselves to the €19.50 set menu: an energetic salad of quinoa, green onion and shiitakes with a sharp dressing; a generous portion of indulgent spinach and zucchini risotto; and an authentic lemon pudding for the rich finale. It’s enough to turn a cattle rancher into a dandelion eater! It’s just a shame that the bill threatens to ruin the fun: €12.50 for artichokes in vinaigrette and €17.50 for risotto with squash, butternut and porcini mushrooms! To drink, there’s fresh fruit juices (€6-7), matcha tea (€7) or craft beer from Samuel Smith in Yorkshire (€6 for 330 ml). Set menu €19.50 (weekday lunch), à la carte €21.50 to €45.50. Brunch à la carte on Saturday and Sunday. G.D.
Other adress : 1, rue Navarin, 75009 Paris. Tél. : +33 1 40 34 30 85