Add: 51 Quai de Valmy 75010 Paris
Tel: 01 42 49 03 21
Hours: [Tue-Fri] 9am~12am [Sat] 10am~12pm [Sun] 10am~7pm [Mon] 10am~4pm
Price: [a la carte] €4~16[brunch] €22
Visited on: 2012/09
Restaurant Sesame, a cute little cafe in the lively Canal St. Martin neighborhood, is a hotspot for Sunday brunches. Smoothies, eggs, bagels, and toasts with homemade jams – all organic!
Brunch (€22) includes a hot drink (coffee, tea, or hot chocolate), oeuf à la coque (soft-boiled egg), toast with butter and homemade jams, fruit smoothie of choice, bagel of choice, and dessert of choice.
Perfectly cooked oeuf à la coque.
Bagel Rachel – marinated chicken, honey, avocado. The bagel itself was fine, but the filling seemed too little – perhaps I’m just too used to American portions?
Bagel Alabama – marinated artichoke, arugula, tomato confit. A better choice compared to the one above, in my opinion.
Formage blanc au miel, creamy soft fresh cheese served with honey, tastes similar to a very thick yogurt.
Carrot cake with cream cheese, denser than the American version, equally tasty.
The food at Restaurant Sesame are not mind-blowing, but are comforting in their simplicity. There’s a contagious vitality to this little place – the waitresses were taking shots and doing happy dances as they prepared the food – and it’s difficult not to have a good time here. No reservations for brunch, so come early (brunch starts at 11:30am) if you don’t want to wait.