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Brunch at Simone Lemon

July 15, 2016

Last weekend, I had brunch at Simone Lemon, a new restaurant based in the 9th in Paris that fights agains food waste. It might give you ideas for this Sunday’s brunch.

Simone Lemon concept

Simone Lemon’s concept comes from the observation that 40% of fruits and vegetables produced in France are not getting to the final consumers. Indeed, irregular-shaped fruits and vgetables are not part of our supermarkets and markets shelves. First of all for practical reasons as fruits and vegetables with improper calibration take too much space and are difficult to implement. Distributors’ dream would be to sell square-shaped eggs (I know what I am talking about, I have never told you but I have a food sciences engineering degree). Anyway, it’s for all these reasons that Japanese have developed the square-shaped water melon. And also for marketing reasons as consumers are not attracted by strange shapes fruits/vegetables. Sadly, it is how food sector is working.

To give a chance to these fruits and vegetables that are as good and as healthy than the others, Elodie and Shéhrazade had the good idea to found Simone Lemon.

What can we eat at Simon Lemon?

Local producers from the region provide Simone Lemon (it’s better for the carbon index to buy local). All the dishes are fresh and hand made.

The menu is designed to satisfy every tastes, food habits and specificities : there are salads and fish dishes for the healty part, meat for gourmets, gluten-free dishes for gluten intolerants, lactose-free desserts and so on. All the ingredients are labelled, which is very conveninent for people who have food allergies.

Concerning the brunch I have tested : it is a formula with a hot drink, a fresh juice and an unlimited access to the buffet. A great variety of products is available : bread, viennoiseries, warm pancakes (gluten-free), salads, meats and cheese, hot dishes with chicken, bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs, and side dishes, and desserts. I loved the desserts. I advise you pistachio and coconut tapioca with strawberries (a delight!) and the strawberries tiramisu.

Practical informations

Opening hours :

From Monday to Friday from 11.45 am to 2.45 pm. During the week, it’s a buffet with salads, hot dishes and desserts which is served. Customers help themselves and pay in function of the weight of what they have taken (2,8€ per 100g).

On Sunday from 11.30 am to 4.00 pm for the brunch (27€) : first service from 11.30 am to 1.00 pm and the second from 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm.

Address : 30 rue Le Peletier, 75009 Paris

The “plus” : You can choose your seat by making the reservation through EventBrite.

Have a lovely weekend, Xxx.

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Photos taken at Simone Lemon

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24 Comments

  • Reply chiffonsandco July 15, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    j’adorerais y aller la prochaine fois que je viendrais à Paris, car c’est une formule qui me convient tout à fait : produits frais, producteurs locaux, etc…. En plus, j’adore bruncher ^^

  • Reply Sarah Chloé July 15, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Trop marrant j’y vais prochainement ! On aurait pu y aller ensemble !

  • Reply Luxe Toutou July 17, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Top ! comme toujours !
    Kiss, Elodie
    http://www.luxetoutou.com

  • Reply Tiff de Mabulledepensees.com July 17, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Top!! Et j’adore le décor!!!!!

    Gros bisous!

    Tiff

    • Reply Petite and So What July 20, 2016 at 10:30 am

      Pour ton prochain passage à Paris Tiffany! Bises et belle journée 🙂

  • Reply Mary July 18, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Le concept est parfait, merci du partage.

  • Reply the clothes paper July 18, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Oh mais ça a l’air trop mignon cet endroit !

    • Reply Petite and So What July 20, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Oui, ça l’est! J’ai adoré la déco minimaliste, simple, mais suffisante, lumineuse et colorée en même temps! 🙂 Bisous ma belle

  • Reply jess July 18, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    J’aime bien découvrir des brunch, bruncher c’est ma grande passion du dimanche !

    • Reply Petite and So What July 18, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      Moi aussi!!! C’est l’un de mes petits plaisirs du week-end! Bises

  • Reply Steffie July 19, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Concept super sympa ! Et très joli lieu pour bruncher 🙂

  • Reply Marjorie July 19, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Je ne connaissais pas du tout, et waw ça à l’air vraiment délicieux, si je passe par ici un jour, je n’hésiterai pas ! Bisou,

    Marjorie Hirtz fashionblogger / marjoriehirtz.com.

    • Reply Petite and So What July 20, 2016 at 10:28 am

      N’hésites pas Marjorie, tu ne seras pas déçue! 🙂 Bisous

  • Reply Margot July 20, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Tout semble vraiment appétissant !
    Des bisous,
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com/

  • Reply Marianne July 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Salut !
    Mon dieu je ne connaissais pas cet endroit il faut que j’y aille pour l’anniversaire de ma mère ahah !
    J’adore les brunchs et se dire que les produits viennent d’IDF c’est carrément cool !
    Cela semble tellement appétissant j’adore manger ahahah !
    Merci de l’adresse je la note 😉
    Bisous !
    Marianne

  • Reply Mathilde July 20, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Ca me donne envie! A tester rapidement!! Bisous

  • Reply Fashionland July 20, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    oh la la ! j’adore le concept je connaissais pas cet endroit merci pour la découverte

    http://fashionlandfb.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Ludivine July 20, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Hey ! J’aim beaucoup le concept et testerai bien, j’aime beaucoup la déco assez hipster ^^
    Bisous ♥

  • Reply Mara July 21, 2016 at 4:38 am

    oh ça a l’air génial! Miam!

  • Reply Willa - Mes Folles Folies July 26, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    J’adore la décoration ! Et plus si c’est bon et local c’est juste parfait. J’imagine que tu étais rassasiée après le brunch ? (chose très importante, étant accompagné d’un ogre)
    ❤ Bises

    • Reply Petite and So What August 1, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Hello Willa. Oui, c’est un buffet donc tu te sers à ta faim! 🙂 Belle semaine

  • Reply Beauty Follower July 27, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Nice place!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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