I’m supposed to be writing a post about art. But I keep thinking about the waffles we ate in Paris, so I’m writing about them instead….
We were in Paris for Paris Photo, the world’s leading photography fair. Its amazing – the best contemporary and vintage photography there is. We go every year as its a great place to discover new photographers, meet other collectors and catch up with the galleries we work for there (I’m a Director for John Jones). But I’ll be writing a post about the fair later this week, so back to the waffles…
We stayed in the Grand Boulevard area of Paris which is not too far from Montmartre or Gare du Nord. Just around the corner from our hotel (Hotel Adele Jules, I highly recommend it), we discovered a waffle house called La Creme de Paris. Coco spotted it first and there was much excitement as she realised that it was not just a pancake house, but also WAFFLES (her favourite).
I loved its nostalgic decor, slightly 1950s and so enticing, even on a dull rainy day. Style-wise, its classic American diner meets French bistro.
They have an impressive gluten free offering too. Toppings included savoury (eggs, mushrooms, broccoli, ham, smoked salmon, cheese) and sweet (marmalade, chocolate, honey, fruit, cream). We were tempted by milkshakes, but as it was breakfast time we opted for cafe cremes and waffles. I went for plain honey, Matt was in the mood for a full english so had eggs and ham with his, and madame had the works – nutella and chantilly cream.
They were sooooo good!! Soft in the middle, crispy on the outside. Next time we’re in Paris we’ll be visiting for more of these delicous delicacies! (and yes Coco did feel quite sick after her giant chocolate/ cream feast).
La Creme de Paris, 2 rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009 Paris