New in Paris, on a quiet street near the Ménilmontant metro: GreenHouse, a quiet green cafe serving garden-fresh dishes and natural wines. The tiny space is the newest venture of California-born chef/owner, Kristin Frederick, who opened Le Camion Qui Fume (known as the first food truck in France) a few years back. Now, she’s transformed a former “American-style sandwich shop” on Rue Crespin de Gast with vintage French school chairs, botanical prints, collected glassware, and brocante finds sourced by Vanessa Grall of Paris blog Messy Nessy. “We were working with a very small budget, but wanted to give it a bit of a quirky feel,” Frederick says. “Plants and garden-related elements were obligatory.” Outside, on the terrace, is a Paris rarity: a small kitchen garden that’s open the community. Join us for a look.
Photography by Alison Engstrom for Remodelista.
Reader tip: GreenHouse serves food mid-day, and turns into a natural wine bar in the evening. Consider stopping in for a glass near the garden.
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