Beneath the arches of the 17th-century Place des Vosges, this little café is the perfect spot for a quick snack of onion soup or a club sandwich, an espresso in the morning between museum visits (the Maison Victor Hugo is next door and the Carnavalet Museum of Paris History just down the street).
They have a huge terrace, enclosed and heated in winter (the smokers have their own separate terrace), and a newly annexed “bar” area for quick stops during meal times. The atmosphere is cozy, if a little cramped (it is Paris, and the Marais district isn’t known for its spaciousness), with the waiters in their traditional black and white penguin suits.
22 Place des Vosges, 4th.
M° Bastille or Chemin Vert
Tel 01 42 72 64 04