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This family run cafe on Rue Lepic, Montmartre is pure magic! The hardest part of traveling in Paris is finding a quaint cafe that every article about Paris talks about. Most cafes are pure tourist traps which offer mediocre food at high prices and are only too happy when you leave so they can accommodate new guests. The owners here are fabulous people and would go out of their way to help and make suggestions for food which is not even on the menu simply because they have fresh produce available. All this without speaking or understanding a word of english!
I was traveling by myself and the owner would often check in on me and would top up my glass of wine by 'accident' and so would not charge me for it or bring me free coffee to complete the meal. Visiting this cafe regularly was one of the reasons that made my stay in Paris memorable.
The cafe is not on any tourist's radar and the backpacker hostels even in Montmarte do not recommend it for some reason. I found it because of my curiosity of wanting to walk down every possible street without a map or a guidebook and for that very reason finding may way there the second time was very tough.
It is frequented by Parisians, who, incidentally are not the rude and arrogant people the rest of the world makes them out to be. The locals would often engage in conversations with me in spite of me not being able to understand a word of French. Maybe they were curious as to how an Indian found his way there or was eating though there weren't any vegetarian options!
I generally like to leave photos open to interpretation instead of clouding the viewers' mind with my thoughts, but couldn't resist the temptation just this once.
This is what Paris does to people!

P.S. - Looks better on black background.

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