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Last updated on 16th September 2021 by Lena
Paris is food heaven, that’s for sure! You find tons of amazing restaurants that will guarantee you the ultimate food experience.
But what if sitting down in a fancy restaurant is not really what you’re looking for? Especially if you’re traveling to Paris with kids or teenagers? I know how frustrating it can be to eat at a great (and pricey!) place but rather than enjoying the food and the wine, you are busy entertaining your kids. Or maybe upscale restaurants are just not your cup of tea.
Are you wondering which treats should find their way into your belly? Check our Paris Food Guide!
And well, many French restaurants do tend to feel a wee bit… stiff. It’s not easy to find fun and easy-going places in Paris where you don’t have to compromise on food.
Read on to know where to find fun restaurants in Paris! Places that even your picky eaters or bored teens will enjoy!
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What are the most quirky and fun restaurants in Paris?
I curated a list of places I love – because you don’t need to be a teenager anyway to like casual and fun places 🙂
La Felicità – a cool place to eat in Paris
Craving Italian food in a location that is perfect for showing off on your Instagram account? Head over to La Felicità!
La Felicità is basically made for being captured. It’s a spacious Italian indoor food market in an old train station. You get delicious Pizza and amazing Italian salads. Pasta and pastry.. and the coffee! The decoration is amazing – it’s full of plants, carpets, plenty of seating areas, and did I mention that they have 2 full-size train wagons?
Felicità is also a good place to sit down, log in to their Wi-Fi, and get some work done.
Where is it? Metro Chevaleret or Bibliothèque Francois Mitterrand, not too far from Jardin des Plantes and Bercy.
Dernier bar avant la fin du monde
The last bar before the end of the world… This bar is as geeky as it sounds. From Star Wars and Marvel to Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who. With film quizzes in the restrooms, a cozy common room with free board games to play, requisites from cinema and TV, and of course themed dishes and drinks. Perfect to spend a cool family lunch or afternoon tea, while playing some games. Click here for more info if you are looking for a cool restaurant in Paris.
Where is it? Le Dernier Bar is right in the center of Paris, Metro Châtelet. Close to Notre Dame, Pont Neuf, and the Rue de Rivoli.
Le café des chats – the cat café
It is what it sounds like – a tea house with cats. 11 of them to be precise! Well, the 11 cats are owning the place, and they generously let you hang out to enjoy a cuppa.
Le café des chats is a classic Parisian tea house with a good choice of teas and coffees, and of course cake and pastries. However, they do serve as well classic french brasserie dishes like Croque Monsieur or a salad with goat cheese. If that’s nothing your kid would possibly eat – they do serve burgers as well, even veggie burgers!
Where is it? Metro Bréguet – Sabin or Bastille. The Café des Chats is also close to the Place de Vosges.
Gossima Ping Pong Bar
That bar is one of a kind. Have some food, a drink – with or without alcohol, well.. and a ping pong match! The Gossima Ping Pong Bar opens already at 4 pm, and you can stay easily away from the nightlife scene.. if you want to! It’s certainly a fun way to end a sightseeing day in Paris!
One of the most people and environment-friendly eateries in Paris. La ReCyclerie serves foods and drinks but is way more than that: an urban farm, a “repair café”, a place of humanity and conversations, room for exploration, nature, and well-being. For everyone interested in zero waste and sustainability.
Where is it? Metro Porte de Clignancourt, not too far from Montmartre and the Fleamarket at Port de St.Ouen
Another geeky place in Paris, with a high focus on video games and e-sports. The Meltdown is equipped with several gaming PCs, consoles, and arcade machines that are free to play as long as you are buying a drink or a snack.
Where is it? Metro Ledru-Rollin, close to Bastille
James Bún – Hanoi Street Food
.. and it feels like Hanoi! The place resembles a food stall, including the colorful little plastic stools that are so typical for Southeast Asia, the open kitchen, and of course Bó Bún, Banh Mih, and Phó.
They have 3 restaurants in Paris – click here for more info.
Hard Rock Café Paris
It’s a classic and shouldn’t be missing on the list of where to eat with your teenager in Paris. The Hard Rock Café in Paris is like any other Hard Rock Café in the world, you get exactly what you expect, plus a gift shop. Burgers, pulled pork, apple pies, music, and the exhibition of original items from the music industry. It’s definitely a safe bet!
Where is it? Metro Grands Boulevards or Richelieu-Drouot, close to Opéra Garnier
Hank Burger (vegan!)
Craving burgers but need a vegan option? Head over to Hank Burger in the Marais! Hank Burger is a vegan-only place, no eggs, no cheese… only veggie products. They even have a gluten-free burger, if that’s what you need! They are delicious and one of the most popular vegan addresses in Paris!
Where is it? Metro Rambuteau, close to the Centre Pompidou and the Picasso Museum.
Dans le Noir
… in the darkness. You need to take the name of this restaurant literally as you will indeed enjoy your dinner in complete darkness.
It might be a bit creepy, but you get a completely new perspective on flavor and tastes. Just know that it’s not that cheap and nothing for fuzzy eaters – it’s an organic gastronomic menu. Check here for their menu and prices
Where is it? Metro Rambuteau, close to the Centre Pompidou and Les Halles.
Do you know more unique restaurants? Let me know in the comment section below – I can’t wait to try them and looking forward to getting to know more of the coolest places to eat in Paris!
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