Since its opening in 2013, I probably had lunch, like, 6 or 7 times at HolyBelly. It may seem little in 4 years, but given the wealth of choices in Paris with new restaurant openings every week or so, I think these figures speak for themselves: HB is one of my favorite food spots here.
HolyBelly has been created by Sarah and Nicolas, a thirty-something charming couple, who lived and worked 4 years in Australia before coming back to France with the idea of opening a « Melbourne style Café ». Little “Holybelly19” (located 19 rue Lucien Sampaix, hence the name) grew up so quickly that it had to move to a much larger place at number 5 of the same street in 2017. Big “Holybelly5 » was born. Thank God, now, you don’t need to queue anymore to get lunch there (I mean, on weekdays. Week-ends are another story). Oh, and HB19 is not dead, it will reopen early next year. What is it going to be? Sssshhh…stay tuned!
A sample of the specials I’ve had over the years…Move the mouse over the pictures.
My most recent meal in November 2017. HB = Homey and Beautiful?
Even though HB has a strong reputation for its amazing pancakes, eggs any style, home-made granolas and excellent coffee, I have never had a breakfast there. I am totally addicted to their “lunch specials” and I think it is a pity not everybody knows about the amazing cooking going on there! Everything is made from scratch even the “mother sauce” as they call it, the pasta, and so on. The specials are consistently creative, flavorful, generous and beautifully plated, with a slight “fusion” touch. They are a source of inspiration for me and I have to confess that I have reproduced their recipes at home on 2 or 3 occasions!
Date of lunch : November 2017
Tel : +33 (0)1 82 28 00 80
5 rue Lucien Sampaix
Website : Holybelly
Instagram : holybellycafe