There are few things I love more than discovering a great new place in Paris. Especially when it’s a great new place to eat. Le Poutch, situated in one of my favourite areas, not far from the famous Canal Saint-Martin in the 10th arrondissement, definitely is such a spot. My friend Léa and I accidentally stumbled upon it and immediately liked the looks of it. Because it was still relatively early (11 o’clock on a Sunday), we were lucky enough to squeeze ourselves around the last free table.
Sundays at Le Poutch are for brunch. Usually I’m not a big fan, because I find brunch in Paris often is overpriced for what you get. This time I was pleasantly surprised though. The menu is varied and has options for both big and small eaters. And the food really is good. I chose their seasonal frittata which came with some sweet potato fries and a fresh salad. If you go for one of the brunch formulas, you get some (warm!) scones, a fresh fruit juice and a tea or a coffee as well. The scones were some of the best I’ve had – which says something as we’re in France after all, not in England. The staff was super friendly, another thing that’s not necessarily obvious in Paris and therefore an added bonus.
A few practical tips that might be good to know. If you decide to check out Le Poutch and don’t want to wait around, I’d advise you to go there early. We got the last free table and it was only eleven in the morning. They don’t take reservations (at least not on Sunday), so you just have to turn up and see if they’ve got something available. And last but certainly not least: If you don’t know the area, you should definitely go for a digestive walk along the Canal Saint-Martin afterwards!
Le Poutch, 13 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010, Paris.