Mamie Gâteaux is arguably my favorite place in Paris. Tucked away on Rue du Cherche-Midi in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, this salon de thé fills the vacant hole left in my heart by the closing of Sympathy for the Kettle in the East Village. I first read about Mamie Gâteaux from Tommy of This is Naive in my search for a cozy cafe. Thankfully it didn't take me long to visit and realize what a gem existed just a metro ride away. I've been waiting to write about M.G. until I developed my latest roll of film, but I figured I can continue to gush about this place until I leave in May. These photographs are from my first visit with K. and Y. one sunny Saturday afternoon. Since that fateful day in late January, I've been back approximately ten times. I can't seem to gush enough. Above is my favorite offered dessert, une tarte aux pistaches et aux cerises. It goes down nicely with a pot of earl grey (though I'm wont to argue that most things do) and a long walk through the city.
If you have a chance to visit, I highly recommend stopping by the adjoining antique shoppe and store owned by Mamie Gâteaux. It truly seals an already signed, sealed, delivered deal.