5 Rue Curial | 75019 | Contemporary Bistro | $$
Lunch daily from 12noon
Dinner from 7pm apart from Tuesday and Sunday
The Grand Central is the large dining room at the CentQuatre Art Center in the 19th. The place has a cool vibe, with the artists, musicians, dancers and visitors of this vibrant cultural center mingling at the tables. The menu is large enough to please all tribes and ages (kids are welcome). I had brunch there on a Sunday and for 25 euros, there was coffee (as much as you want), fresh fruit juice (really fresh, from the actual fruit), granola with yoghurt, an amazing avocado on toast and, to finish off, pancake with maple syrup and red berries. If you want something more intimate, head to the Café Caché, also at the CentQuatre. But if you are in a group and want to enjoy looking at the people doing TaiChi at the main hall, stay at the Grand Central. Afterwards visit the bookshop and the exhibitions at the center.