This one had been on my list for a long time and my only regret was that I didn’t get to it sooner. Café Ginger has to be one of the best places for vegan eating I have been to so far. It’s the perfect combination of classy and unpretentious, with an excellent location in the 4th arrondissement just next to Bastille.
I suggest consulting their Facebook page for periodic closings due to holidays and random events, but it’s usually open Mon – Sun: 12:30 – 17:00 and Friday-Sunday night for dinner.
We took a guest staying at our apartment, and who also happened to be vegetarian, with us on a Friday night to try it out (more people = more desserts to try!). No one in our party was disappointed, although the menu at €22 was a bit too much food for her. (My runger got me through it just fine).
The set menu consists of a juice or soup, followed by a tart with a variety of dishes and finally a dessert. We all went for the carrot, apple, fennel juice, which did not disappoint. Usually I would have mixed-feelings about throwing fennel in a drink (or much of anything), but you couldn’t taste it and the texture was delicious.
Soon thereafter we received our plates with our tarts of choice.
Then came my favorite time, dessert time!! I took the “choco shock” and Alexei got the apple crumble. Our guest got the “triomisu” but I didn’t manage to take any good photos of it. I can tell you that they were all delicious. The crumble part of the apple crumble was just a little bit strange as it was basically museli and some crunch bits made the texture slightly different than my brain was expecting.
Overall, I have no complaints for this restaurant. The service was great, the prices are on par with Parisian dining and best of all the food was delicious! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, vegan or not!