Add: 19 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris
Tel: +33 9 73 60 13 64
Hours: [Mon-Fri] 8am~6pm [Sat-Sun] 10am~6pm (closed on Tue)
Price: €2.50~4/coffee, €4~13/breakfast items, €9~12/lunch items
Visited on: Oct 2013
Yes, bacon-glazed brownies do exist in this world, and you may have them with a cup of glorious latte at Holybelly here in Paris. Nico Avery and Sarah Mouchot, a very sweet French couple, have spent some time working in the food and coffee scene in Melbourne, and are bringing back that simple deliciousness to Paris. I have actually been to Nico’s old workplace Market Lane when I visited Melbourne two Springs ago, and can attest that it’s a very charming place. Holybelly opened just two months ago, and the difficult but rewarding process has been chronicled on their blog – a fun read for those who are interested in dipping their toes in the F&B business, myself included.
By the way, absolutely love these patterns.
That’s Nico, behind the bar.
That’s Sarah in the kitchen, accompanied by Lise, who is actually a classmate from Ferrandi.
Latte (€4). Apparently even the folks from Ten Belles love coming here to hang out over cups of coffee because they are just so good.
One of the secrets to Nico’s coffee? Reverse osmosis water.
If you are not a coffee person, try the hot chocolate (€4), spiced with langue d’oiseau among other spices.
And yes, they did. Bacon pecan espresso buttercream brownies (€4).
Gingerbread cupcake (€3.50) with cream cheese icing.
A very neat open kitchen where Sarah and Lise cook up a storm.
Grilled cheese sandwich (€12) with jambon de Paris, tomme au foin (a cheese made in Picardie), truffle oil, and salad.
Do come, and keep in mind that this is one of those places where you have to arrive early to avoid the wait. Yes it is that popular.