Named after a well-known Parisian Cafe on Boulevard St. Germain, and tucked inconspicuously into a corner at Belmont and School streets, this little cafe is absolutely unique. The french-lebanese owner, formerly of the Patisserie Francaise in Harvard Square, serves a choice only three entrees a night, prepared by him, which all come with french bread and a copious french salad for between $11 and $15. This is no-nonsense solid and tasty french fare (no tiny portions or fru-fru garnishes here). You can also bring your own bottle of wine (Belmont is a dry town) which is a major plus in the cost department. The decor is artsy, the ambiance homey. You can tell most of the clientele are regulars, which contributes to the homey neighborhood atmosphere. You can either choose to have desert here along with a cafe au lait, or indulge in the home-made ice cream two doors down.
They also serve sandwiches and subs during the day, but the real treat is the dinner fare and ambiance. They are, however, closed on Mondays (and maybe Sundays as well).