• Date
  • share

Placid seems like nothing special at first: a classic spot for shooting back espressos that respects the norms of the genre (exposed stone walls, Scandi-cool furniture, Edison light bulbs). But in reality, it’s a coffee shop that stands out from the crowd thanks not only to the beans (Placid Roasters) from barista Alex Martins (ex-Mokxa), but also the Asian cuisine by Adrien Fabius, a former graphic designer whose pho soup made with beef broth, rice noodles and a triple dose of black Angus steak (strips of flank steak, cubed shank and meatballs) reinvigorates as much as it satisfies. A real treat, which we paired the other day at lunch with some greasy cassava fries dipped into either homemade sriracha or curry rémoulade, followed by a good slice of pan-fried brioche, with whipped coconut cream and spiced pineapple. Other options served à la carte include banh mi sandwiches, lemongrass chicken curry, chocolate banana bread, etc. // A.S.

FEELING THIRSTY? Espresso (€2), filtered coffee (€4) and a few natural wines – including an Alsatian white from Julien Meyer (€5 a glass) and an Hérault red from Catherine Bernard (€31 a bottle).

PRICE: Pho €16, à la carte €20-31. 

Do your shopping close by

Grab a bottle to go from somewhere local

Le Fooding’s 2022 Guide is fresh out of the oven!

What’s on the menu this year? A brand-new selection of 200 restaurants, bars and bedrooms across France, articles sprinkled throughout the magazine, the taste of the times distilled down to its purest form in our highly anticipated award’s list and, for the very first time, two new guides to the country’s best stand-out shops and spirited cellars!

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover


Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.