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Any recommendations for places on Rue de Buci?

Bkeats Mar 24, 2012 09:02 AM

We have settled into the apartment and done some shopping. It's obviously a beautiful day today and all the cafes on Rue de Buci were packed. We have unloaded our provisions and wanted to go out and look for a light meal.. Is there anything on rue de Buci that's worthwhile? Its such a great afternoon that sitting in a cafe would be the best way to relax this first afternoon Noticed lots of oysters being opened.

  1. zuriga1 Mar 24, 2012 09:42 AM

    You can sit outdoors at the back of the Odéon Theatre, which is just minutes away near the Luxembourg Gardens. They set up tables and chairs there each afternoon. Around the corner from there is a small, but nice little cafe where many sit outside... near Rue Vaugirard. It's a bit less touristy over that way than around Buci.

    1. Rio Yeti Mar 24, 2012 11:01 AM

      If just a "tartine" (open face sandwich) and salad is enough for you, the Chai de l'Abbaye is decent. Anything else on their menu is usually not great (but sometimes good).

      And if you're up for Ice-cream go to the Rue de Seine and have Grom !!! I beg you !

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      1. re: Rio Yeti
        Parigi Mar 24, 2012 11:15 AM

        The Rue de Buci market is very picturesque, with great people-watching cafés, and you may watch La Deneuve stroll by, but the nearby Maubert market - Turesday, Thursday, Saturday mornings, - is much better in food quality. Even on days when the itinerant markets are not on, Place Maubert is full of great food shops.
        Ditto re Grom. Grom is sex.

      2. Delucacheesemonger Mar 24, 2012 01:39 PM

        Forgive me, but l go to Buci for the Taschen bookstore and around the corner for Grom Gelato

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        1. re: Delucacheesemonger
          Bkeats Mar 24, 2012 02:47 PM

          Ok, tomorrow we go to Grom.

          1. re: Delucacheesemonger
            mangeur Mar 24, 2012 05:40 PM

            Agreed that Taschen bookstore is amazing. re Grom, I'd ask for a taste, un gout, before ordering at Grom. I've tossed out all of the several cups I've bought there, all too sweet for me.

            1. re: mangeur
              Delucacheesemonger Mar 24, 2012 06:16 PM

              Try the reglisse

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            chicfille Mar 24, 2012 07:29 PM

            Bistrot Mazarine, where the rue de Seine and Mazarine converge, cannot be beat for local mingling. Bring your dog, they will feed it. Bon appetit, Chic Fille

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