Comfort Hotel Nation-Paris 11
12, rue Leon Frot
Phone: (33) 1 43716600
Fax: (33) 1 43718844
Bars & Cafes
Café Titon is a French-German bar that aims to unite people from both cultures. It is a place where one can find German beer, good pretzels and curry wurst accompanied by a good ambiance. Café Titon offers year-round events that are inspired by the traditional festivities in Germany, such as Biergarten. The bar is a special place for German and French people who have an affinity for their neighboring country, as well as everybody else who wants to enjoy this cultural encounter or just a German beer. For more details, call at +33 9 5317 9410
Enjoy wine while you dine because that's what Jacques Mélac wants from his customers. His restaurant is named after him. What makes it unique is that vines are planted in the wine cellar and all around the restaurant. In mid-September, it's grape harvest time and there's always a party out here. So if you're planning a trip to Paris, then be sure to join in. Don't expect to find the known wines like Château Petrus or Château Iquem as lesser known wines from the Languedoc or Loire regions are available.
The Leopard Cafe is where the local musicians of Paris come and jam for the diners and the drinkers. It's a small, quaint bar, a typical run of the mill kind, where you visit after a hard day's work to chill out. So drop by, enjoy a lager and some fine music and get into the Parisian feel of things.
The classic cafe is appropriately named with ancient wood and garlanded widows as the facade. However unlike its vintage exteriors, the glass chandeliers inside exude contemporary elegance. Its yellow walls with bistro like painted designs are comforting and the cafe still manages to maintain its beauty. An untraditional menu is an another reason to visit Le Pure Cafe. Try the grilled cuttlefish with sesame seeds, rhubarb compote and spiced bulgur.
Imagine watching a rugby match all alone with no one around to cheer your home team. Sounds boring, doesn't it? Drop in at Le Petit Baïona, a place where all rugby fanatics unite. Be it rugby or any other sporting event, the three big TV screens put up at the cafe attract hordes of guests. And there's a decent menu with Basque specialties and libations to keep your tummy satisfied while all the rooting and hooting. If you are not much into sports, then the outdoor patio is a perfect spot where you can enjoy a peaceful and tasty meal. You can savor the Gallega-style octopus or gorge on the Duck cutlet, and if you still have room left for more then try Gaxuxa rice. So, now you know where to go on a free evening in Paris.
La Liberté is a gay-friendly bistro-bar in the heart of Paris. Its eclectic music, inexpensive spirits and chilled out ambiance attract people, who eventually become regulars at the bar. Liberté's delightful rock n' roll nights transport you to the Paris of old. Concerts and live gigs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays are a major draw too. Munch on the delicious snacks at the beautiful outdoor patio or swing to the cool music; La Liberté is fun's second name. Call ahead for more information.
Mel, Mich et Martin is a concept store and triple threat - it is part gallery, part boutique and part coffee shop. Indulge all your senses by reveling in the art offered, shopping for trendy clothes and tasting the delicious coffee and pastries for sale. As a bonus, the interior is hip, with brick walls and sleek wooden furniture. If there is one thing you can be sure of, you will never be bored at Mel, Mich et Martin.
The Septime Cave is a minimalistic wine shop and bar that is a firm favorite among locals. It has a fine selection of European wines from Italy, France and other regions. Pick out a few labels according to your pocket. The food deserves a mention too, with ricotta and smoked eel being the more distinguished dishes on the menu. Do try the Mont Blanc Gringet and the Sicilian SP68 Bianco along with your meal. The ambience is pleasing and the overall staff is prompt; thus making one’s dining experience worthwhile.
With a view to make the young hip crowd dance to a wide variety of music, Twenty One Sound Bar houses many DJs who enthrall the party goers by playing different tunes. The buzz is eclectic at the bar with loud music, people dancing and amazing cocktails being passed around. Call ahead for further event details and admission prices.
You might be forgiven for thinking you are in the Soukh of Medina in Marrakech, as the décor here transports you completely to a new and exotic world. Remember "Casablanca" with Humphrey Bogart, and let yourself be carried away by the oriental music and home-made cocktails. Your dream of the Orient continues with traditional cuisine based around Tajines, Pastillas and Vin Gris. With a bit of luck you will be treated to belly dancers or pass by a real camel at the entrance.
As soon as you enter Le Réservoir, you will be impressed by the décor. The walls are adorned with mirrors and artwork by famous artists and look simply beautiful. This place often organizes live music concerts, so enjoy rapping performances while you dine. Reservation is a must, especially during weekends. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 8p till late.
Located in 11th arrondissement, Clint is a brunch favorite on the Parisian gourmand map. This charming cafe features classic dishes like eggs, Salmon Benedict, American-style pancakes, pastries, burgers, salad and soup. Their coffee is exclusively sourced from one of Paris' leading purveyors, La Belleville Brûlerie, while they also offer specialty foods. The home-style decor of mismatched chairs, pastel walls and large French windows overlooking the open kitchen create an inviting vibe.