It’s been raining almost every day for a week here in Singapore and the dark, dreary weather reminds me of Paris in the winter, without the cold of course. This type of weather makes me feel like having hearty simple food that feeds the hunger and warms the body. Flashback then to a simple dinner we had in Paris at Cafe Constant – the casual neighborhood bistro on rue Saint Dominique, a mostly residential area in the 7th arrondissement. One of the restaurants owned by ex-Crillon chef Christian Constant and the most casual of the five.
Cafe Constant has a zinc-topped bar, mosaic floor, rickety wooden chairs and tables set elbow to elbow which makes for a typical Parisian dinner. There’s a selection of wines by the glass, a blackboard prix-fixe and a separate la carte menu of bistro classics which are all reasonably-priced and served with a smile. Convivial, cozy and delicious – the kind of place I wish we had here but seems to only work in Paris.
139 rue Saint Dominique, 75007 Paris
Tel: +33 1 47 53 73 54
No reservations. Open daily for breakfast 7-11 a.m., non-stop service from 12h -23h