The French know how to make burgers, too!
I know, I know, why get burgers in Paris? It was our French friend's suggestion--he really likes burgers, and had been here before, and since we also love burgers, we couldn't resist. Plus, there's other typical bistrot fare to choose from.
We arrived at 8. The place had a good crowd already.
A lot of people were ordering burgers or steak tartare. The only thing holding me back from giving five stars is the bread. I prefer a crispier and more substantial bun. But man, the meat was so juicy and cooked perfectly and the cheese and onions were all meltedy.
We each had the regular cheese burger, and our friends had the chorizo burger and the double burger. With two desserts, two cokes, and three large beers. I think the total was 100 euro about $135.
It's in a happening neighborhood, with lots of other good looking restos. If we weren't with our friends we might not have chosen this. If you end up here, you won't be disappointed.
Interesting spot in Bastille, I went for lunch on a saturday. Very good oeuf en cocotte and Bo Boun salad!
Nice decor. I will be back!
This place always looks crowded from the outside but it's only because the bar is right at the entrance, the room is actually huge.
For the two years I was there, the waiters were weirdly moody and could sometime get angry at customers without any reason. This aside, I really liked this place. The menu is very varied and most of the dishes are very good. I usually had the vegetable lasagna or one of the big salads. Don't forget the desserts too! Their cheesecake is surprisingly good and the perfect finish to a nice lunch
Loved this place! The service was outstanding all the way around (five stars). Food was good ... most of us had steak, and it was cooked very well. The tapas plate appetizer was wonderful, as were all of the desserts we tried.
I'd go back to Cafe Divan in a heartbeat !
What a find! We were wandering the maze of touristic nonsense restaurants near Bastille and came upon Cafe Divan. The menu looked decent, the decor welcoming and in we went. Simple menu we thought, but we were unprepared for the complexity and solid execution of the great food here. The service was great, the wine fairly priced and very good. We went back for a second meal which was equally great a few nights later. I had en entrecôte that was done to perfection with a nicely balanced poivre sauce to accompany. If you find yourself near Bastille in the 11th track this place down, it is worth it. Would absolutely go back here and look forward to doing so soon.
J'ai habité 3 ans à Bastille et le Café Divan a été l'un de mes restaurants de quartier préféré. Le menu offre un choix varié de salades plus apétissantes les unes que les autres. Les plats sont copieux et le rapport qualité prix est excellent. L'ambiance est feutrée et agréable, mieux qu'un bistro ou qu'une brasserie. J'y retourne avec plaisir lorsque je suis de passage sur Paris.
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