Tag Archives: bistro

Maison Midi & Cafe Midi

Cafe Midi has it all: connected to the ever-exciting American Rag store and located within the awesome interior design store Maison Midi. When you need a break from browsing the large selection of designer and vintage wear next door, step into Midi for a quick croque monsieur amid an eclectic decor of beautifully crafted textiles, pottery, candles, pillows, furniture and cool gifts. You can choose to sit outside on the typical French sidewalk terrace or have your lunch inside this shopper’s paradise. One thing is for sure – you will not be able to leave Midi empty-handed.

Maison Midi & Cafe Midi entrance

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Délices de France

Nepal has long been a favored destination for the French, and that’s exactly what brought us this little gem in the bustling streets of Kathmandu: Délices de France. Owner and Nepal-adventurer Christine Regnier started this French hotspot 4 years ago in the heart of backpacker area Thamel, tucked away on the first floor of an office-like building. They managed to turn this large open space into a cosy bistro with swanky Nepali furniture, wooden walls covered in black-and-white photographs, lots of greenery and French chansons playing softly in the background. Christine was determined to let the Nepali people experience the joie de vivre and taste of the French cuisine. Order yourself a goat cheese hors-d’oeuvre with a basket of warm sliced baguette and a perfectly cooked entrecôte. And although your eye might wander to the crêpes for dessert, try the apple momos instead. This variation of the Nepali specialty is not only yummy, it will take away some of the guilt for running off to a European restaurant when you should be experiencing some local cuisine. For people who just can’t get enough of the quiches and pâtés at Délices de France, it offers the possibility to order certain items online too.

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Bistrot Neuf

‘Life is too short to drink bad wines’ is Bistrot Neuf‘s slogan. We like it already! It’s not a cafe. It’s not a restaurant. It’s something exactly in between: a bistro. The idea is to have honest, recognizable food in an uncomplicated environment with wine as the bases. The attractive Haarlemmerstraat area, with all its restaurants and nightlife, became even more attractive the minute Neuf opened its doors. Great food, intimate atmosphere and a wine menu that’s adjusted to the season. Nice!

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