Le BazArt Café
36 boulevard Henri IV, 4th
Tel 01 42 78 62 23
ARCHIVE: This restaurant is now closed
This is a stylish and cozy bar, café, restaurant and art gallery. The décor is very whimsical, with heavy red velour, lamps with contemporary striped shades, wrought-iron bistro chairs, wooden floors, and lush plants everywhere. I particularly like the bath-tub bench made from an old claw-foot tub. It’s a romantic place in the evening, more convivial with the lunch crowd, and calm in the afternoon when locals come around with their laptops to enjoy the free WiFi or to read the newspapers. They’re open daily 7:30am until 2am, and are just two blocks off the Place de la Bastille…a great address to remember when you tire of the Bastille’s rowdy student crowds.