Café le Petit Pont, Saint Michel, Paris, France

After a bit of a siesta after a Saturday of eating and drinking I headed off to see what restaurants were hiding in the laneways of Saint Michel to see what the options were. I strolled down to Boulevard Saint-Germain, up Rue Dante and Rue de l’Hotel Colbert and Quai du Montebello but nothing really took my fancy, and those that did were full. Shakespeare and Company was closed for the day and I’d started to lose hope.

About 50m past Shakespeare and Company was Café le Petit Pont. The place was bustling but had a few tables available so I went in and was given a seat facing towards Notre Dame Cathedral.

I was looking for something on the light side rather than a large meal, so I decided on a pizza. The Orientale approximates a meat lovers pizza in Australia containing tomato sauce, North African sausage, ground beef, red sweet pepper, mozzarella cheese, olives.

To drink I had a half litre of Cotes du Rhone red wine.

Pizza was OK, the wine was decent. The view of the cathedral at night was great. The escapades of the restaurant tout trying to entice folks in was entertaining.