Pickled

I ventured over the the 11th on Friday lunchtime with Cindy - an arrondissement I'm migrating to more and more these days - to check out the recently opened

Pickled

. A canteen/culinary agency, Pickled (cute name by the way), was set up by two friends: food designer, Myrtille and chef, Amandine. I'm all for women teaming up and doing business together and they seem to make quite a pair. They've created a welcoming, beautifully thought out space with an equally aesthetically pleasing menu - as you might expect from a food designer and chef duo. I took my camera along just in case and couldn't help but snap a few shots of the food and interior. If you're looking for kitchen storage solution inspiration, this is the place - I love that white wire wall. 

Amandine and Myrtille serve a daily changing menu with seasonal ingredients. We tried the pickled yellow pepper and coriander cream 'le Plat revisté en sandwich' - basically their dish of the day made into a burrito, cauliflower soup and cheesecake to finish. I like to count myself as a bit of a cheesecake connoisseur. Unless there's salted caramel on the menu, it's my go-to dessert, with my favourite being Rachel's blueberry cheesecake (that you can find at her eponymous cafe and in The Broken Arm), but Myrtille and Amandine's offering with sesame crust, drizzled with a refreshing citrusy lemon coulis, might just be my new favourite. 

Pickled

54 rue Basfroi

Paris 75011

Myrtille and Amandine

O Coffeeshop

As you may know by now, I'm a sucker for a good looking coffee.

O Coffeeshop

- a pop-up cafe on rue du Sentier in the 2ème that's open every morning from 7:30 to 11:30am - ticks all the boxes. Not only is the coffee good and the latte art spot on (as is the toasted banana bread), but the interior surroundings are also beautiful. O Coffeeshop has parked its coffee cart in the dark and moody space of La Conserverie, a speakeasy-style cocktail bar that's been decked out in rich marine blues and forest greens - colours I couldn't help but capture, when I visited the space with

Joann

 of

Acorn magazine

 last week. 

O Coffeeshop at La Conserverie

37 rue du Sentir

Monday - Friday, 7:30-11:30am