The Delaville Cafe in Paris

A nice place in the Grands boulevards

The Delaville Café was founded by the same team that brought us the Café Charbon (in the Oberkampf area). Originally, we would go there for the great décor, then for the huge terrace, and now we have finally got round to trying the restaurant. We ate both lunch and dinner (not on the same day!) and each time we were surprised by the great welcome, friendly attentive staff, and their helpful advice about what to order… The service is impeccable.

The menu is what you could call “fusion”, with something for every taste; a plate of antipasti (very tasty), very fresh ‘tartare’, prawn prepared in a very original way…

and the desserts are a success too; a soft, well-imbibed rum baba, a chocolate mi-cuit (‘half-cooked’) that melts in the mouth…

In the evening the atmosphere is especially cosy, especially if you can wangle on the large wicker sofas on the side of the room. By day, the room is very bright thanks to the glass ceiling, and it is great to come eat and read a book.

The bar has three distinct styles depending of which room you choose. One is extremely modern, although not particularly to our taste, and we prefer the bar side with its golden mosaic-filled walls and ceiling and giant mirrors. It could almost be straight out of 1001 Nights…

And when the weather gets warmer, the terrace is a really great place for eating and people-watching. It’s also a great way to escape the smoky atmosphere, the only drawback to the place…

Delaville Café
34-36 Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle
75010 Paris
+33 1 48 24 48 09