Ginger Cafe is a vegetarian restaurant near the Bastille. We went there on a late weekend morning hoping to catch the brunch they’re serving, and we were lucky!
The Cafe is small and cozy. Outside is painted in green so it’s easy to recognize. There are a few chairs and tables outside, although the weather wasn’t nice that day when we were there. However, I imagine it’d be super pleasant to sit outside to eat when weather is awesome.
The owner (or maybe chef?) introduced each dish served personally to us in English with strong French accent. I didn’t manage to remember all, unfortunately. Most dishes are variations of different salads, baked bread or crackers, then there are several baked tartes where you’re free to choose. The meals are all tasty and filling. I loved the tarte although I wish the crust could be a bit more crispy or flaky than packed and hard. I am not sure if it’s just “French” to make the crust that way. The fillings are lovely layered with onions, eggplants, mushrooms, tofu and other vegetables.
We finished our brunch with a cup of coffee and a chocolate terrine: what a wonderful treat after a hearty meal!
ADD: 9 rue Jacques Coeur, Paris 75004, France
Phone: +33 1 42724383
do check their website for updated information on opening hours.