The hunt of the dog friendly restaurants continued but this time in Paris and without Timon. During this short city break, I discovered many healthy restaurants, enjoyed the atmosphere of coffee shops and even tasted an authentic Napolitan pizza.
Here’s a guide featuring a handful of the many dog friendly spots of the capital where you can go to with your dog. Whether you already live in Paris, planning on visiting with your dog or just a food lover here’s some my recommendations.
Aujourd’hui Demain: The Vegan Concept Store To Visit With Your Dog
This concept store in the 11th Arrondissement is all about sharing the different aspects of a vegan lifestyle. As well as inspiring others to discover some cool ethical fashion brands and taste some delicious food.
Aujourd’hui Demain features a coffee shop, cantine, bookstore, market store and even hosts events throughout the year. During your visit take the time to browse through the vegan leather accessories, stock on beauty products or simply fill up your fridge.
Moreover, the homemade menu offers different lunch and brunch options depending on the day, as well as gluten free ones. This also includes dishes such as a vegan version of the traditional French crepes, a burger or some delicious pancakes. A concept store, constantly adapting its menu according to the seasons as all the ingredients are fresh, organic and vegan.
Discover, eat and relax whilst sipping on a cup of coffee, or a kombucha, when in Aujourd’hui Demain.
P.S: They even have products for dogs, how pawtastic!
Aujourd’hui Demain: 42 rue du Chemin Vert, Paris.
So Nat: Temple Of The Buddha Bowl
So Nat, this restaurant in the 9th Arrondissement fits right in the trendy booming concept of the vegetarian canteen. A place where you can either choose one of their already made bowl; or create your own at the counter choosing from the menu displayed on top of it. The menu and ingredients vary every three months to only offer products in season.
To all the Buddha bowls’ lovers; So Nat is your must place to eat in if you are in Paris. More than just some vegetables thrown together and stamped with the term Buddha bowls. At So Nat that special twist on the classic bowls makes all the difference in terms of taste and originality.
This the result of the rather original ingredients to choose from such as the lotus chips, tempura leek, squash doughnut, jerusalem artichokes’ petals or cauliflower roasted with hazelnut.
Overall a fantastic place for its rather unexpected and flavoursome take on the classic Buddha bowls. Do not forget to try the delicious chocolate and hazelnut cookie.
So Nat: 9, rue de Laborde 75008 Paris, France
Maison Nomade: A Dog Friendly Spot For Brunch’ Lovers
This time in the 10th Arrondissement I discovered Maison Nomade for a Sunday brunch. This vegetarian restaurant aims at sharing its approach for well-being and lifestyle through healthy food and yoga classes.
The menu, mostly vegetarian with some vegan options, offers seasonal and internationally inspired dishes. The different bowls have been called such as Mexican or Tribeca bowls, the Notting Hill dish for breakfast and more.
This reflects the background behind the creators of Maison Nomade as well as the meaning that comes with the name. The pudding options range from cookie, to banana bread and brownie amonsgt others.
The set brunch option includes a hot drink, a fresh juice, a main bowl and a dessert.
A delightful brunch experience, nicely composed plates, fresh bakeries and in an exotic decor.
Maison Nomade: 140 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris
Cuiller: The Dog Friendly Cafés Around Paris
Cuiller describes itself as a “café de quartier” with four locations around Paris’ trendiest neighbourhoods such as Abbesses, Grenelle, Sentier and Marais.
The one I visited in Abbesses is just a few minutes walk away from Montmartre. Initially attracted by the Scandinavian inspired interior decorated with bench seats, copper lighting and book shelves on the walls.
Then, I discovered that Cuiller’s concept is all about serving quality coffee. To achieve this result this starts from the selection of the coffee bean, ending in the hands the trained barrista preparing your shot of caffeine.
In Cuiller’s you can find mainly traditional french food such as: hard-boiled egg with buttered fresh bread, ham sandwich and biscuits. A nice little coffee shop to visit if you are in the neighbourhood.
Popolare: Taste Of Napoli
Popolare’s speciality is the authentic pizza neapolitan and is well known for its traditional food served in a trendy interior. A decor mixing modern and traditional features, with an impressive window decorated with alcohol bottles from floor to ceiling. The restaurant is part of Big Mama group with to this date owns 6 restaurants, 2 bars and a food market in Paris.
The menu changes on a monthly basis depending on the season and latest arrivals. All the products are freshly imported from Italy three times a week and bought from local producers. As an example the tomato variety San Marzano comes from Paolo Ruggiero and the buffalo mozzarella is from Salvatore Corso .
The menu have a variety of options from the smoked burrata, to the selection of pastas and the must try pizzas such as the Bufala Love Margherita one. A delicious pizza made of a thick dough covered with a tasty tomato sauce and a generous amount of mozzarella.
End your meal on the profiterole served at your table with the chocolate sauce still melting from the pan!
In Popolare, except to eat just as the real big mama italiana would like you to with delicious food coming in generous portions. A fantastic restaurant that had to be on our little guide of the dog friendly restaurants that you can visit in Paris.
P.s: Due to its high popularity you will have to wait 30 minutes before being seated but once inside the service was fast and friendly.
Popolare: 111 Rue Réaumur, 75002 Paris, France
Café Pimpim: The Neighbordhood Coffee Shop
Café Pimpim is the typical coffee shop loved and recommended by the locals of the neighbourhood. The retro vibe from the signage reminding me of similar coffee shops located in Shoreditch neighbourhood in London. Then, the decor in Café Pimpim is minimalist with wooden tables and white tiles bringing a lot of charm to the place.
Café Pimpim’ values rely in “ good coffee & easy food” and I can confirm that the orange juice and oeuf mouillette were delicious. They serve food all day with breakfast options, homemade pastries, toasts, cold pressed juice and more.
A dog friendly café in Paris where il fait bon vivre inviting you to spend time inside their lovely interior; or sharing with others the conviviality of the long wooden picnic tables.
Café Pimpim: 64 Rue Ramey, 75018 Paris, France
Whether it’s the corner coffee shop, the healthy cantine, the relaxed brunch spot or the cool pizza restaurant, in any of those places you can be accompanied by your dog.
Paris appears to be a great weekend break to consider with your dog with its many dog friendly restaurants in the city.