Organic & artisanal
Le Café Marlette5
Why locals love it
Owned by sisters Margot & Scarlette (hence, Marlette!), this gem doubles as a shop and café. What began as a company selling bread & cake mix to retailers, Marlette opened its café’s doors on the charming rue des Martyrs in early 2014. Their delectable organic pastries are made in-house, while everything you consume here comes from local suppliers.
Why you should visit it
Among stonewalls and cozy furniture, you’ll find patrons on laptops, chatting over lunch, or enjoying a cup of Lov Organic tea. Weekend brunch is the star: You get a hot drink, fresh fruit juice, a bread basket with butter & jam, a soft-boiled egg, ham, cheese, soup of the day, seasonal salad, compote or fromage blanc, and your choice of dessert.
You can still buy coveted Marlette products at the locations detailed on their website, including at Galeries Lafayette Gourmet.