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[Paris] Lockwood

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Lockwood

Add: 73 Rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris
Tel: +33 1 77 32 97 21
Hours: 8am~2am (closed on Sun)
Website: www.lockwoodparis.com
Price: [coffee] €2.50~5 [pastries] €2~5 [plates] €6~14 [cocktails] €6~10
Visited on: Jan 2014

Lockwood: coffee shop by day, cocktail bar by night. Just opened a month ago in December 2013, this “espresso/aperitivo” spot is a collaboration between three Lehoux brothers (ex-Ten Belle, Silencio, and a few bars in London and Sydney). I visited on a calm Saturday afternoon and was an immediate fan of the decor, the music, the food, and already I can’t wait to come back at a later hour for aperitivo.

paris lockwood

paris lockwood

paris lockwood

But what initially drew me here was AJ (you’ve already read about him here and here), an uber talented classmate from Ferrandi and now the man in Lockwood’s kitchen. He alone whips up all the pastries, lunch plates, and light bites for aperitivo. Good food, guaranteed.

paris lockwood

paris lockwood

paris lockwood

Coffee at Lockwood comes from Belleville Brulerie, a project by one of the Lehoux brothers.

paris lockwood

paris lockwood

paris lockwood

Food and coffee aside, the decor alone is charming enough to lure me back. The style is warm and cozy, threaded with a whimsical cool without trying too hard.

paris lockwood

paris lockwood

paris lockwood

Cappuccino (€4).

paris lockwood

Red velvet (€4), loved it for the texture and the perfect cake:cream cheese ratio.

paris lockwood

Front: beetroot salad with polenta croutons and herbs (€6.50); back: white bean proscuitto soup (€6.50). Yum and yum. My only complaint to AJ was that the salad needed more polenta croutons, which were so delicious that I finished them half way through the rest of the salad. The table next to us ordered buttermilk biscuit in various forms (served simply with béchamel gravy, or topped with egg and/or sausage and/or bacon) which looked amazing and smelled even better. Must come back for these.

paris lockwood

paris lockwood

paris lockwood

At 6:30pm, the space is transformed into a cocktail bar as the coffee machine turns off and the cocktail menu distributed. Along with the Aperol Spritz and the Negroni comes a spread of light bites (pickles, meats, bruchettas, dips), and these are free.

Free?! Free.

paris lockwood

paris lockwood

We got a sneak peek of the kitchen and munched a few pieces of these pretty incredible pickles.

paris lockwood

paris lockwood

Venturing downstairs…

paris lockwood

It’s a different world down there, a dungeon-like labyrinth of small spaces, great for intimate parties.

paris lockwood

By the way, the light fixtures at Lockwood are just beautiful.

paris lockwood

Hello chef! Discover some of his recipes here on his blog American Cook in Paris. Pssst…the buttermilk biscuit receipe just might be on there.

paris lockwood

On a last note, a thank you to Hana from Journey into La Ville-Lumière for joining me at Lockwood on this lovely afternoon :)

paris lockwood

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