« Oh this place looks nice and it’s Italian ! Andiamo ? » While we were strolling in le Marais last Saturday, we’ve discovered by chance Marcovaldo, an Italian coffee shop/bookstore.
Anyway let’s talk about Marcovaldo (character of the Italian writer Italo Calvino). This café was opened by 3 Italian friends who came to Paris to provide a different vision on Italian culture. Here you can not only enjoy good organic Italian food with a book in your hand but you can also attend concerts, exhibitions, cooking classes and even Italian conversation workshops !
I totally fell in love with the cosy atmosphere and the charm of the vintage decoration. Mi piace tantissimo these mismatched tables and chairs found in flea markets and this piano used as a counter. We went during the weekend so we had a brunch. On the menu du jour (the fresh morning fruits and the vegetables are bought from small independent producers so the menu changes everyday) : fresh multi-grain wheat bread with organic butter and marmelade, chickpea puree with mint, prosciutto, mozzarella , leeks tarte tatin and salad. For drinks I had unlimited green organic tea and The Boyfriend had a coffee. For dessert : a kiwi and strawberry tart with an Italian chantilly meringue.It really was good even though I’m not a huge fan or organic food. I was full without having to unbutton my pants. Perfect for my diet before summer. ;)On top of that, the staff is very friendly which is so pleasant, especially here in Paris.In poche parole, if you wanna have a nice time eating and reading in a calm and cosy atmosphere, direzione Marcovaldo for a slice of dolce vita ! Venite ?
Marcovaldo – 61 rue Charlot – 75003 PARIS