The sixth is the center of our Parisian universe.  Though we take up just a tiny sliver of its 0.8 square mile (about 300 square feet to be exact), we have spent a large chunk of our dining hours within its boundaries, everywhere from hole-in-the-wall joints to nicer sit-down restaurants to the well-frequented Monoprix supermarket for a meal back at home.  There remain many known and unknown gems to be sampled but we have no doubt that we will get through most of them, or fail trying.  After all, we love eating as much as we love living where we live.
 
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Le Malongo Café
50, rue Saint-André des Arts
01.43.26.47.10
M° Saint-Michel

 
Euro - 8 or less
Riot calls this location of Café Malongo his “office.”  This is where he could nurse a café glacé (pas sucre, of course) (2.80€) for a few hours in front of his laptop without feeling the compunction to move on as he would at one of the “regular” Parisian cafes.  It is also a nice alternative to the many Starbucks where one can also linger for as long as one desires in an environment that is not much different than Main Street U.S.A.

On a nice day, often after a long walk, we like to reward ourselves with hot chocolate here.  We prefer the chocolat viennois version (3.50€) for the mount of whipped cream on top.  There is a certain joy and a complementary sense of urgency in scooping off this top layer before getting to the scalding hot pool of dark chocolate underneath.  We suppose one could mix the whole thing together to form a sort of creamy chocolate drink but what a waste of the experience that would be.  The subtle sweetness of the cool chantilly is exactly the right transition to the hot and sugary sweet chocolat.

On a cold day, a chocolat viennois is godsend.
 
 
 
 
 
  An early fall treat in a city that’s already turning cold:  A chocolat viennois (3.50€) as a pre-dinner, post-stroll treat.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
  A false hope:  Needing something to go with the wonderful chocolat viennois we picked this large pistache macaron (3.50€) that lacked all the qualities one finds in a quality macaron.
 
 
 
 
 
  A nice pairing:  With Riot’s double shot of le café du mois (3.10€) and Nez’s reliable capucinno glacé (3.50€), we can have a conversation lasting hours or the time it takes Nez to down her drink, whichever comes first.
 
 
 
 
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