May we suggest a Parisian pause for a French classic…
Looking for a relatively cheap and cheerful lunch while wandering around Saint-Germain-des-Prés or maybe after some shopping at Le Bon Marché  department store? Join the locals at the Café Le Nemrod, a busy spot with an Auvergnat-inflected menu of good omelettes, salads, and excellent steak tartare.
Made from Salers beef, this satisfying feed comes to the table with a mound of crispy golden fries, and it makes a very satisfying meal with a glass of Chiroubles or Morgon Vieilles Vignes. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, too.
Café Le Nemrod , 51 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris. Tel: +33 01 45 48 17 05. Average meal €20.
Based in Paris, restaurant columnist Alexander Lobrano  has published a new book, Hungry for France , along with a new edition of his popular Hungry for Paris. Find these books and more in our bookstore .
Originally published in the April-May 2014 issue of France Today