JB is currently on a plane headed in the direction of New York. I may have had a little weep when he left - this whole leaving each other thing never gets easier and seven weeks feels like such a long time right now. This is not the first time for us however and as soon as I know he has landed safe and sound then I'll feel a lot better : ) Before he left I dragged him to this little breakfast spot that I had read about on Meg's delightful blog. We noticed that he was the only guy in the place (apart from the waiters) which caused some awkwardness for all of 5 seconds...
Claus is just a 5 minute walk from metro station Louvre Rivoli. This is not an area I often find myself in. It is pretty swanky, you'll probably run in to a few tourists (but that's ok because they're usually very friendly) and we even crossed a famous French movie star on the street. This cute little épicerie is tucked away on rue Jean Jacques Rousseau and is such a charming breakfast spot offering gluten free food, which is pretty rare for Paris. I didn't tell Jon about the gluten free bit but chose to focus on the German angle which is more up his street...
Downstairs is such a cuuuuuuuuuuute space where you can grab a coffee and some homemade treats. You can also browse their little shop where they sell gluten free products (I settled for Alara's gluten free porridge).
|Delicious gluten free goodies!|
Seating is upstairs in an adorable room that feels a little like a parlour - just call me Elizabeth Bennett from now on. It's probably better to reserve at the weekends (yes they take reservations!) as it is a small space and therefore it fills up pretty quickly.
JB went for Le Frühstück and I went for Le Claus.
|My (runny) boiled egg came with this little chappy who I found extremely cute...|
We were very happy with the food and the service was great. The jams and compote tasted absolutely gorgeous, free of the artificial sweetness that I'm used to even in my Bonne Maman jam!
|rhubarb compote with a mini orange and poppyseed cake|
As well as the porridge, I picked up some mini lemon cakes and raspberry madeleines to take to my tea date with work friends (if that makes sense!) So whether you're looking for some gluten free fare, a cute place to have a hot drink with something yummy on the side, or a calm brunch spot - you should head to Claus!
Hope you've all had a lovely weekend, I'm off to catch up on Veep (yes I'm way behind I know!)