Buvette is one of my happy places that needs to go to the top of your Wanderlist. It's actually a NYC import now in Paris, which might explain why I have such a fondness for it. The NYC version in the West Village is probably one of the most Instagrammed + beloved places and the Pigalle neighborhood is just as wonderful. There are many replicas between the two locations and someday I will have to do a post about the one Stateside so you can compare. Buvette Paris was also the cover story in June's issue of Bon Appetit.
When my friends from London were in town, I took them to Buvette on our last night for dinner. We promptly ate almost the entire (small) menu and it was so fantastic. The coq au vin... oh the coq au vin. It was to die for. I now dream about that dish on a daily basis.
I decided to go back for lunch this week to snap some photos in daylight, which shines right into the restaurant. They serve food non-stop which is rare in Paris, usually kitchens close between lunch and dinner. But you can feast all day long at Buvette.
Like the NYC location, the eggs (as well as a lot of other plates) are cooked directly at the bar. I was surprised to see that the scrambled eggs are actually made using the steamer on the expresso machine then whisked a bit by hand. This results in some incredibly fluffy eggs, which I had on toast with salmon, creme fraiche, and lots + lots of butter. Yum.
I had a latte at the end of my lunch and thought long + hard about also adding a bowl of their chocolate mousse. We split one the other night and it's so thick that it's almost like eating a delicious chocolate cake. Next time, for sure. I know I'll be returning to Buvette in no time at all.