Last Summer, Chéri and I had drinks on the terrace of Le Dépanneur, in the trendy area of the 9th just below Pigalle (refered to as SoPi). Across the street on the little tiny plaza on the corner of rue Douai (what Jimmy Buffet refers to as « rue de la guitare ») there was the corner boutique on the ground floor that was completely boarded up. It’s a charming little spot, and I thought, how great it would be if an establishment opened up there and took advantage of the prime real-estate for a great terrace. Well, guess who did just that?!? Le Dépanneur! So they now have both corners on a really great little square. This is going to be the Summer hot spot in a few months!
I discovered this new terrace/bar/restaurant this winter when looking for a charming place for an apéro in that neighborhood with a friend of mine. I was so thrilled to see such a great outdoor seating area, in spite of the chill and the rainy weather. It was lovely regardless.
So we headed in for drinks. I had a green smoothie (for Bébé Chéri), and my friend had a really well made cocktail. So as soon as I can drink alcohol again I’m going to head there for one! But seriously, the juiced greens drink was amazing, and I didn’t even regret the fact that I couldn’t drink something with a kick. I felt like I was drinking pure delicious healthiness. It’s becoming easier and easier to find good juiced drinks these days in Paris!
The interior is similar if not identical to Le Dépanneur across the street, very neutral with giant soft white bulbs lighting all of the pure wooden furniture and beautifully shaped tables. It feels cozy in the winter, and I can see it feeling cool in the summer. I am looking forward to eating here. Has anyone had a meal there? I would love to know if it’s great for just an apéro or if it’s worth it for dinner (or lunch).
But I am sure we can all agree that it is great for a sunny summer evening in Paris when the weather is balmy, and the breeze is soft.
25 rue de Douai
75009 Paris, France