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One sunny lazy Saturday morning three best friends headed to Mamie Gateaux for brunch and some serious catch-up. My partners in crime and I arrived right early enough to find a table at the terrace and enjoy what seemed to be one of the last warm days of Autumn.

Mamie Gateaux is a cozy tea room in the 6th arrondissement that serves homemade pastries, savory tarts and  a great selection of tea from all over the world. Created by a Japanese pastry chef, this place has a very French retro feel: wooden second-hand furniture, chequered tablecloths, lace curtains, antique teapots and a menu printed on school notebook paper make you feel that you’ve landed on your grandma’s kitchen.

Everything’s very cute and prepared with care. So is the food; homey and delicious. By the time we got there they had already ran out of their famous quiche, so I went for a savoury cake served with tomato and red pepper sauce and a green salad. The cake was moist and not too heavy, which meant there was still room for dessert! Calories don’t count on the weekend (wishful thinking!), so we went all the way and shared a crumble and a tart topped with pistachio and cherries – both amazing.

Sadly, the bric-à-brac (i.e. antique) shop of Mamie Gateaux next-door was closed, so instead we went to Le Bon Marché, also located nearby.

Address: Rue du Cherche-Midi 66, 75006 Paris, France
Telephone: +33 1 42223215
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Sandy (@smarksthespots)