Marais lunch spots
We will be in Paris the week after next and would like any recommendations for casual lunch spots in the Marais area. I read about a couple of places that sound good (Tartes Kluger, Usagi). Would it be too cold to eat at one of the places at Marche des Enfants Rouges?
Le Gaigne, Pamela Popo and the Cafe des Musees are good casual lunch spots in the Marais.
As for the weather, maybe Bob Dylan can predict it but I cannot, sometimes it's bitter cold after Jan 1, sometimes mild, but I think they have those heater-things at the Marche des Enfants Rouges, non?
Tartes Kluger is fine if a little too earnestly bio. Usagi is no more but its offshoot Le Petit Usagi on the Canal St Martin is, I think, still operating. The Marché des Enfants Rouges is covered and (sorta) heated ... bad weather does reduce the number of tables available (in the courtyard).
On the rue Bretagne, the grub at Café Charlot and (my favourite) Café Le Progrès is quite acceptable. If you like seafood, L'Ilot on the rue Corderie. Salady stuff, the Cantine at the Merci concept store on the boulevard Beaumarchais is excellent.
As long as you stick to the Haut Marais/ 3rd and avoid the very touristy Marais/4th, you'll be spoiled for choice.