Cheap Eat in Paris – Such a Treat!

When presented with the bill at a famous café for a cup of coffee, I laughed to my friend that I thought I was buying one cup of coffee, not all of Columbia!  No joke, the prices for every day staples have skyrocketed out of control in the City of Lights so I’m happy to report that hidden around Paris are cheap eats that will help offset the outrageously expensive ones.

Sunday afternoons are typically when I take the Gal Pals for a stroll on islands Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis.  British Gal Pal Lisa always says, “Shall we just take a little poodle around?” which means let’s stroll and shop.  It was quite cold by Paris standards and our feet were killing us.  We were all famished but I must admit I was dangerously close to reaching my hypoglycemic low “witchy point” which is SO not allowed on this trip.  When I am sugar low my ability to focus and direct others towards a good choice goes out the window.  The Gals were now wandering aimlessly because I was not leading them towards a solution for a late lunch.  My fault completely!  Luckily we stumbled upon Crêpe en l’Isle, a small but cheery café on Île Saint Louis.  It had a typical selection of fillings for our crêpes, but the smells coming from the kitchen were uncommonly wonderful.  We were packed in like sardines, but we didn’t care because we were warm; we were served hot delicious crêpes by super cool and friendly wait staff and the sugar beast was put away permanently.

Le Pièce de résistance?  The price!  Our filling yummy crêpes plus coffee/tea/hot chocolate cost the four of us under €30 including tip.  What a treat!

Crêpe en l’Isle

13 Rue des Deux Ponts, 75004 Paris

‪01 43 26 28 68

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  • Maggie
    Posted at 10:59h, 15 August Reply

    I put this post in my Paris travel file. More recommendations, please, of the cheap eats variety. Thanks for this one.

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 18:13h, 15 August Reply

      So difficult to find cheap eats that also satisfy us foodies! I will post more and hope that other readers chime in too!

  • John in France
    Posted at 17:39h, 08 August Reply

    During the winter time in the weekends these creperies and tea shops on Ile St Louis are always packed with people, and lots of fun! Then for a cheap dinner cross the river to the Ilot Severin (Metro: St Michel) for any choice of 10/12 Euro three course menus, and plenty of entertainment!!

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 21:58h, 08 August Reply

      Great to hear from you John!
      Thanks for the recommendations and for taking the time to read my post. I saw you posted a new article today and will read tomorrow. I always enjoy what you have to say.

  • Karl @ MyWinePal (@mywinepal)
    Posted at 10:01h, 08 August Reply

    Creperies are great places for reasonably priced eats in Paris. Baguette sandwiches are also very nice. Buy some fruit as well, then go and sit outside.

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 10:49h, 08 August Reply

      Hi Karl!

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. If it weren’t January when we were there, we definitely would have taken your suggestion for a baguette and headed for a park bench. Alas, it was too cold to sit outside. We did enjoy, however, sitting inside with a nice glass of Bordeaux!


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