Peonies, flower shopping and healthy eating
Peonies is not only a little flower shop but also a cute cafe serving healthy food. Located on Faubourg Saint Denis in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, its lovely pink tables and green titles create a vegetal surrounding and give a fresh touch to the place.
In addition to this, you can be sure to find adorable and flowery spots, where to take nice pictures.
Their lunch set includes two rolls and a small salad. I found their rolls creative. I would have never thought of putting avocado, rice noodles, chioggia beetroot, spinach and sweet potatoes all together, and on top of that, serving with a peanut sauce.
At first, I was a little skeptical and got greatly surprised. It tasted amazing! Their carrot, celery, grilled almond, apple and chive salad was also delicious. Thinking out of the box is always worth it, whether it’s a good or bad experience, there is always something new we can learn from.
Never say never
Although I don’t fancy being surrounded by flowers, here I am, writing about a cafe… inside of a flower shop! (Whaaatt?)
Those who are familiar with my blog would know that I am more a coffeeshop person, where you can sometimes hear more English than French. But I felt like stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something new this time. So, Peonies it is!
Flowers aren’t usually my cup of tea. Seeing them is fine but they should neither come too close nor be on my desk. I would feel uneasy. Therefore, I am so glad I discovered this marvellous place and was able to enjoy the atmosphere, the food and their lovely matcha latte, which is a small victory for me.
There are so many things that we limit ourselves from exploring because we feel uncomfortable, scared or not good enough. The walls that we build and fears that we generate, everything comes from us. If we have the power to create, we also have the power to destroy; it is all up to us.
81 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
Tues – Sat: 9.00am – 8.00pm
Sun: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Written by Lucia Chauvet