Monday, October 25, 2010

Give thanks for good food

I have a new favorite lunch spot: the cantine in Merci’s basement.

I had eaten in the bookstore before. And on several occasions, I had drooled over the display at the cantine en-bas.

But finally Jo and I lunched there, and I am ready to go back again and again.

Everything is so fresh—the water, the juice and the coffee.

(Jo agrees.)

And the space is nothing short of adorable.

In a design-y way.

As Jo said, a plate quinoa, lentils, beets, bulger would be torture for many people.

But we were happy girls.


  1. that looks quite delicious to me !
    And the space is lovely. I love that view !

  2. ok now I'm hungry. When does the next Eurostar depart from London...

  3. Oh yes! And I give thanks (to you) for good food photos. Merci !

  4. Amy - I've been a fan of your blog for over a year and am coming to Paris in two weeks. Any chance to meet you for a coffee + sweet freak treat? How else to get in touch with you? Cheers, LindaLou

  5. Candice, it was tempting and dreamy to sit, gazing out at the garden like that. All we could think, besides being in love with the food, was how amazing it would be to live in space like that.

    Citybreaks, get on that train! Holiday shopping at Merci as well!

    Merci a TOI, Marilyn!

    LindaLou, email me at!

  6. nice! love merci, but haven't eating there either...looks really good. (plus i love both quinoa & I'd be a happy girl too!)

  7. Ok, enough putting it off. I must try the cantine.

  8. Yumm I want those lentils, beets and bulger. So jealous. Too much pasta and foccaccia here in Italy. I must try the cantine and the upstairs bookstore resto too. I keep wanting to and it just needs to happen. I guess it will be in the Spring and without you Amy :( sniff sniff. xo - Erica

  9. hi! how expensive was it pelase for plats?

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