I mentioned earlier in the week (here) that I have had some fun discovering all the new restaurants and shops in the SoPi (South Pigalle) area of the 9th arrondissement. Rue Henry Monnier is one of my favorite streets up that way, and last time I was there I took a few notes to share with you. Check out the map below for addresses.
P.S. I found the street to be a bit sleepy until late afternoon, so you may want to wait until later in the day to head up there.
Le Pétrin Médiéval (no website): A sweet little boulangerie with decent sandwiches.
Buvette: I didn't get a chance to eat at Buvette, but this gastrothèque is getting good reviews (here). Ironically, it was opened by a New York chef after striking success with her first Buvette in Greenwich Village.
Marc Le Bihan: Le Bihan's clothing has a sort of Stevie Nicks feel, but in a very French way with muted colors and natural fibers.
Sugar Daze: Get your sugar high at Sugar Daze with cupcakes à la francaise.
Gals Rock: A sort of general store for girls (and guys) that like to rock with t-shirts, CDs, records, book and magazines.
Broderie Zardosi: Be sure to at least window shop at Broderie Zardosi and admire their amazing Indian embroidery.
Le Rocketship: A boutique (and sometimes a cafe) that is filled with cool art, gifts and décor for your home.
L'Atelier Saint-Georges: A neighborhood burger place that is kid friendly.
Pigalle Boutique: Super hip clothing can be found at the Pigalle Boutique.
Celia Darling (no website): A vintage clothing store with pieces from the last few decades.
Place Gustave Toudouze: A square with a handful of restaurants that offer a variety of food options from Italian to Indian.
Natier Chocolatier (no website): A great spot to pick up some delicious chocolate.
Vanina Escoubet: A boutique with woman's clothing and accessories that are young, feminine and French.
Pois Plume: Adorable baby and children's store with toys, bedding, clothing and furniture.
Sept Cinq: This store is just around the corner from rue Henry Monnier. It is definitely worth a visit with accessories, jewelry and gifts all made in France.
Causses: This small grocery store and restaurant is just around the corner from rue Henry Monnier. Grab a sandwhich to-go and have a picnic at Square Alex Biscarre on a nice day. You can read more about Causses here.