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The best croque-monsieur (and croque-madame) in Paris

Refined Comté cheese, impeccably toasted sandwich bread, dripping with farmhouse gouda, sometimes garnished with truffles…

There are many criteria for a good croque-monsieur and/or a good croque-madame. The opportunity to discover our favorites across the capital.

À l’Épi d’Or

Zinc bar, leather banquettes, rural paintings on the wall, mosaic on the floor, glass paste lamps… À l’Épi d’Or has everything from the perfect rustic bistro reviewed and corrected by Elodie and Jean-François Piège.

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An ode to the great classics of bistro cuisine, we discover in particular a delicious croque-madame, made with great finesse and the cream of local products.

TRAM

Both a bookstore and a coffee shop, Tram wakes up at 8:30 am on the Left Bank. After having chosen what to read, through an anthology of duly selected nuggets of the moment, we sip steaming coffees with vegetable milk and we taste plump croissants, but also and above all a croque-monsieur with Prince de Paris ham , Comté AOC and truffle salt.

Monsieur Dior

Perched right in the middle of the store, the restaurant Monsieur Dior by Jean Imbert has just opened its doors. New Parisian restaurant where the chef offers a menu steeped in references to the universe of the French house and some of his flagship recipes. Including a “New look” truffle croque to share (or not).

Vins des Pyrénées

A stone’s throw from Place des Vosges, the French bistro Vins des Pyrénées – an institution since 1905 where Jim Morrison had his habits, is the address to find a delicious truffled croque-monsieur. Taken over by Florian Cadiou, the restaurant offers a recipe where the brioche bread is dripping with farmhouse gouda, white ham chiffonnade and pieces of truffle. The extra thing? The hint of nutmeg, which gives it all its charm.

Carré Pain de Mie

A Japanese bakery located on rue Rambuteau, Carré pain de mie brings together fans of the genre every day. Whether you simply want to buy the XXL bread there, to then make your own croque-monsieur and croque-madame, or whether you prefer to treat yourself to those made on the spot, everything is good.

Frenchie To Go

A great street-food classic, a stone’s throw from the bistro and wine bar also run by Gregory Marchand, Frenchie To Go is the perfect take-away for a quick bite to eat. XXL, dripping with Brillat-savarin, black truffles and Prince de Paris ham, it has everything from a comfort food croque-monsieur.

Le Café Lapérouse

Decorated by Cordelia de Castellane, in a refreshing Riviera spirit, and managed by the Moma Group (Forest, La Fontaine de Gaillon, Noto, Le Manko…), the Café Lapérouse has gone to hide in the heart of the Hôtel de la Marine. On the menu? Street food recipes oriented towards the Atlantic (lobster rolls, macaroni and cheese and crab, etc.) are familiar with French specialties including a croque-monsieur with ham au torchon, Comté cheese and truffles.

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