No longer up and coming, but well and truly ‘arrived’, all eyes are on Paris’ 10th arrondissment and its café and dining scene.
Ethicando is a deli/café and boutique located on rue de la Grange Aux Belles, in the Canal Saint Martin area, established by Italians Caterina and Ludovica. The café purveys Italian fare using organic produce as well as ethically sourced and produced items from Italy (from land confiscated from the mafia!).
In buying any of the products on offer, customers are giving support to socially responsible trade, as products are made by people from less fortunate sections of society in Italy: troubled youth, unemployed women, or prisoners in re-insertion programmes. Quality T-shirts, handmade bags, jewelry and chocolates are just some of the great things lining Ethicando’s shelves.
Compared to most other Parisian cafés, Ethicando has room! With a relatively spacious interior, the simple, clean and bright aesthetic contributes to a relaxed atmosphere. Though the café does lack the standard parisian terrasse in front, it compensates for this with a calm internal courtyard oasis that is shared with neighbours.
A leisurely Sunday brunch shared with members of the Untapped crew saw us tasting the tomato bruschetta, vegetarian lasagne and jambon cru with melon, washed down with great coffee and accompanied by relaxed and friendly service.
With most brunch and lunch dishes well-priced at between â”š ¬8 and â”š ¬13, Ethicando is set to be a brunching and lunching staple for the Canal area that will leave customers with a warm and fuzzy feeling.
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