This café with a hummus-toned façade is the Ottolenghi-esque salad Embassy in Paris’ République neighborhood with a direct line to the cosmos! With an overflowing kitchen and a tiny, colorful dining room decorated with vintage posters and herringbone hardwood floors, it’s the perfect spot for those seeking asylum from dreary Sundays. Brought to life by Yarin Berreby (ex-Kitchen Galerie Bis), the Levantine brunch (€21) includes: chakratic shakshouka (an Israeli version of ratatouille with tomatoes, peppers and chilies); a vegetarian salatim (“salad” in Hebrew) composed of sautéed and smashed carrots, celery root, roasted cauliflower, eggplant caviar, beets, wild rice and raw fennel; not to mention the homemade hummus and harissa, the jachnun (a Yemini galette) and the boulou (a dry Tunisian cake) that get the job done right! Wash it all down with an unsweetened mint tea (€2.50), an exquisite “limonana” (€3.50) or an Israeli Gold Star beer (€4 for 330 ml). The rest of the week, there are more choices à la carte: homemade schnitzel, hake kefta, shabbat meatballs (stewed beef and veal)… Lunch set menu €16.50 (appetizer + main), salatim €6-12, sandwiches €9 (€8 to go). Dish of the day (€12 to go), brunch €21. // A.A.