Expect red and white checkered tablecloths, friendly staff, good hearty servings and a bustling atmosphere in this casual inexpensive Basque café in the 13th arrondissement.
Chez Gladines takes cheap and cheerful to a whole new level.
This wonderful popular cafe situated in a charming area of Paris in the 13th arrondissement will leave you feeling happy and full in casual surroundings.
The daily plat du jour (meal of the day), is an inexpensive way to sample some delicious authentic Basque food for around €12.00. The servings are simple and generous. Some of the food on offer includes; cassoulet, veal with a creamy sauce, potatoes roasted in duck fat, large salads and casseroles served in individual cast iron pots.
Chez Gladines is popular and fills up quickly so be sure to get there early to avoid disappointment.
From the moment you enter the cozy café the friendly staff, who also speak English will whisk you away to your table.
Inside you will discover a blend of urban chic and old fashioned Parisian charm.
Red and white checkered tablecloths, timber floors, local art displayed on exposed brick walls and a fabulous semi-circular red bar.
Buy a carafe of wine, sit back and soak up the charm of this village like café.
The atmosphere is vibrant and at the same time relaxed, full of Parisians and barely a tourist to be seen.
Prepare for it to be crowded and you may find yourself jostling around to squeeze in to your allotted table to sit in close proximity to your fellow diners, this all adds to the charm of this sweet café off the beaten path.
Chez Gladines is a great pitstop whilst exploring the village like neighbourhood of Butte aux Cailles, with its charming cottages lining the cobbled streets with barely a tourist in sight.
- La Butte aux CaillesA secret hideway with cobbled streets, a sweet village square, interesting street art and friendly, affordable cafés, tucked away in the 13th arrondissement.
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