Desserts Rule at Le Loir dans la Theiere in the Marais

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The amazing Le Loir dans la Theiere in the Marais is among my most favorite dessert spots in all of the City of Light.

This funky, gay-friendly tea room offers a daily changing menu of homemade tarts and cakes, usually with five or six choices available for €8.50 and discounted to just €6.50 after 4 p.m.—if any are left. There’s usually at least a couple of desserts remaining, but if you don’t want to take a chance on missing out, show up around lunchtime when the selection is abundant.

Le Loir dans la Theiere-6During our visits we sampled such delightful treats as pistachio shortbread with strawberries, chocolate crumble tart, mango cake and the most amazing mile-high lemon meringue tart. In all seriousness, it was a foot tall with the top of the meringue caramelized to a perfect brown crunchiness

The ambiance in the two large dining rooms is shabby-chic, with sofas, leather chaises and tables with mismatched chairs scattered about. And best of all, a sign at the entrance asks patrons to leave their laptops at home. Hallelujah!

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3 Rue des Rosiers
Metro: Saint-Paul