Café Chilango

What you get: Mexico meets Paris. Huevos rancheros + chilaquiles + tacos + fresh juice +  famous house-made granola sprinkled over fromage blanc

Chilango could be Paris’ chillest brunch and booze spot. This Mexican hangout is halfway between Republique and Parmentier in the young and food-centric Folie-Méricourt neighborhood. Exposed-brick walls, bright modern artwork, and hanging plants call to mind a Manhattan studio apartment. A cocktail bar in the evening, the space transforms into a light-filled Sunday brunch spot for those recovering from a night at the nearby clubs.

Brunch at Chilango is a great deal at 19 euros for a hot drink, freshly-pressed jus du jour, granola with fromage blanc, and a main dish. The huevos rancheros – corn tortillas topped with eggs, tomato and chili sauce, onions, and queso fresco – is a popular plate, as is the chilaquiles with refried beans and plenty of sour cream and cheese. Tacos include a traditional fish taco, chili-chicken, and black refried beans. And portions are generous.

The decor is abstract-Mexican-kitsch. Plastic superhero figures line a shelf above the coffee bar and the walls are covered with colorful skulls, mustached men, and crucified Jesus figures. For a peek see Julie’s photos on A Paris Food Affair.

Café Chilango
82 Rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 Paris
01 47 00 78 95
Brunch from 11:30am to 4pm on weekends 

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