Inside their atelier that’s a cross between a bakery and a café (textured walls, high barstools, industrial lighting), Chiara Mea and her talented team have remastered all the big boulangerie hits: bulging sourdough loaves, baguettes that can keep the tempo, brioche that hits all the right notes, rock ’n’ roll cinnamon rolls… So many delicious doughs made using heirloom wheats and baked in the gigantic wood-fired oven in their nearby bakery. At lunchtime, make way for the young chef Richard Hayes’ (ex-Sauvage) fancies, who touched our Auger spot the other day with a grrrrilled sandwich dripping with spicy beef ragù, mustard and melted Emmental cheese … Plus, there are a few plump buns, including a vegetarian version (eg.: pumpkin / avocado / mayo / mustard), soup (potato and leek, this time around) and bright salads – eg.: roast beef / enoki mushrooms / kale / grated carrots. // A.A.
FEELING THIRSTY? You won’t find any alcohol here, but there are plenty of good things to drink regardless: coffee from Caravan in London, infused by the Melbourne-born barista Toby Koffman as drip coffee, espresso, Americano, flat white or cortado, etc., from €2 to €4.50. There’s also homemade kombucha (€4) and hibiscus lemonade (€3).
PRICE: Cakes and viennoiseries from €2 to €3.50. Tartines, sandwiches and savory dishes from €6 to €10.