Leon de Bruxelles – Paris (Republique)

Reviewed on October 12th, 2008 by Dina

A good Belgian restaurant in the middle of Paris. The moules marinieres, mussels in a white wine sauce, were cooked perfectly. The chunky chips were great too but what made them even tastier was the thick good quality mayonnaise. The bread that was served was freshly cut from the baguettes!

To finish the meal, the pistachio ice cream was nice. The waiter tried to convince me to have two scoops of ice cream (another flavour), but wasn’t disappointed when I settled for the one scoop. The cafe creme (latte) was good too.

Leon de Bruxelles. 8 place de la Rupublique, 75011, Paris

Rating: ★★★★☆

Bistro Romain – Paris (Republique)

Reviewed on October 1st, 2008 by Dina

A nice and friendly restaurant which had seasonal additions to its menu. This month was the ravioli month so we decided that they should be sampled.

The first time at this restaurant, we had the mint, basil, tomato and ricotta tortellini which tasted really good. We also had the grilled vegetables (aubergine, red pepper and courgette) and matchstick potatoes (fries). The little ciabatta rolls were fresh and just the right amount to go with the meal.

The service was really good and on our second visit, the waiter remembered how we liked our coffee (with additional hot milk). This was one of the few restaurants that gave us chocolate to go with the coffee.

We tried the ratatouille ravioli as well which was not a disappointment. Unfortunately the dessert chocolate ravioli was chewy and we wouldn’t recommend it.

All in all, a great restaurant with good quick service and tasty food.

Bistro Romain, 17 place de la Republique, 75003, Paris

Rating: ★★★★☆

Cocoa Cafe – Paris (Republique)

Reviewed on September 27th, 2008 by Dina

We popped into this cafe just for coffee. The waiter was friendly and he was happy even when we said that we just wanted drinks and no food.

The cafe creme (latte) was creamy and frothy. We didn’t feel rushed at this cafe and the decor was pretty cool with its purple and chocolate coloured theme!

Cocoa Cafe, 3 avenue de la Republique, 75011, Paris

Rating: ★★★☆☆