South Pigalle is a stylish, family-friendly, and authentic area in the ninth arrondissement of Paris that’s truly up-and-coming. Shops, boutiques, and cocktail bars lie hidden just around the corner from Montemartre and Sacré-Cœur. Sarah Spagnolo shows how to spend a day in “So-Pi."
KB Caféshop has delicious espresso, fresh scones, fresh-pressed juice and complimentary Wi-Fi. For a heartier breakfast, Buvette is the second spot by the well-known American chef Jody Williams (the first being in New York City), with croissants, scrambled egg and salmon, and croque madame.
For shopping, Sept Cinq has jewelry and clothing, even tea and coffee for the customers, with many one-of-a-kind items you’ll find nowhere else. Causses is the French market you’ve dreamed about, with an amazing cheese selection, freshly baked baguettes, and the most beautiful produce around. The place is so popular they’ve expanded into the posh Marais. South Pigalle also has a farmer’s market twice a week.
Le Vin Au Vert has all-natural French wines, at great prices. For cocktails, there’s Artisan. Alexandra Marshall meets Sarah at Caillbotte, a neo-bistro with a mouthwatering Italian menu.
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