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Recommendations for casual breakfast and dinner near Vavin or Notre Dame Des Champs metro stops?

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Just staying in this area and looking for recs within walking distance.

Have already tried La Vavin cafe for brekkie which was good!

Have done a search but haven't found much...

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    1. You are about 500 meters from Les Papilles on Guy-Lussac.

      1. La Cerisaie to the south


        La Cerisaie
        Boulevard Edgar Quinet, Paris, Île-de-France 75014, FR

        1. Le Plomb du Cantal on Rue Gaite around corner from La Cerisaie.

          1. There must be half a dozen seafood restaurants near Vavin, so if that is a focus for you, just let us know.

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            1. re: Oakglen

              The boulangerie opposite Le Vavin has a small bar where you can have a café au lait and a croissant in case you don't want a large breakfast. They have also small salads, sandwiches, desserts, etc. to take out.

              Also, Le Parc aux Cerfs (Rue Vavin, behind Le Sélect), is a nice bistrot open 7/7.

              If you care for seafood, Le Bistrot du Dôme, on Rue Delambre.

              La Cerisaie is tiny, so book a table.

              Brasserie Fernand, on Blvd. Montparnasse, a lively brasserie with traditional food.

              For a cousous, La Table de Fès, Rue Sainte-Beuve, open for dinner only.

              La Cerisaie
              Boulevard Edgar Quinet, Paris, Île-de-France 75014, FR

            2. Le Select on the boulevard Montparnasse @ rue Vavin and La Rotonde on the boulevard Montparnasse @ boulevard Raspail are classic and historic Montparnasse hangouts. Le Select is fine for breakfast and simple light meals (plus superb people-watching). La Rotonde has a very trad brasserie menu so you can eat as much or as little as you want. The quality is somewhat inconsistent and, since it has continuous hours, you might occasionally end up with a few things that have been hanging around the kitchen a wee bit too long. Yet, most of the classics, coquillages and fruits de mer are done very well.

              Café Le Chartreux on the rue des Chartreux just off the rue d'Assas is small but lively café du quartier and hardly another tourist in sight. Again, a good choice for breakfast and light meals. It has the added advantage of being next door to a Kayser boulangerie/ patisserie so you can almost create your own breakfast.

              The best (and most expensive) breakfast: Bread & Roses on the rue Fleurus @ rue Madame. Yummy!

              For dinner, I second all the other recommendations (Moustache, Le Timbre, La Cerisaie and Le Plomb de Cantal). You can also try Wajda on the rue de la Grande Chaumière, and the Brasserie Fernand on the boulevard Montparnasse at rue Chevreuse. For something a little more foodie and upmarket, the franco-japanese fusion grub at Toyo on rue Jules Chaplain off the rue Bréa is superb.

              La Cerisaie
              Boulevard Edgar Quinet, Paris, Île-de-France 75014, FR

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              1. re: Parnassien

                Yup, I forgot about Wadja. Tiny place as well on Rue de la Grande-Chaumière.

                As for Le Plomb du Cantal, I find it so-so only.

                Do not forget Jean-Paul Hévin, chocolatier/patissier, Rue Vavin next to the Lux Gardens.