I and my wife have just eaten an excellent meal here at Cafe Ginger. We were given a very friendly welcome here and I do not mean the plastic greeting you receive from some ''tourist'' restaurants. There were three choices for starter, main and even more for .dessert.
You can eat a formule or possibly go a la carte as you prefer. We did not enquire about this.
The food was very imaginative and had things I would never have dreamed of such as Mexican wraps with spiced potatoes covered in a chocolate based sauce. It sound weird but it works and the chocolate is not sweet.
Desert was terrine au Chocolate which was delicious and had hints of real ginger , hazelnut and cranberries with fresh mixed fruit salad as a counterpoint.
Good drinking tap water is freely given but I chose a bio beer which was very tasty.
The patron is at least bilingual and speaks excellent English as do his 2 colleagues. We felt very welcome and booked tomorrow night when a different set of delights is promised.
Another thing which impressed us was the genuine passion for the food which is prepared. If you want something with fries and ketchup then look elsewhere. If you want a family feel to a quiet restaurant then this will not disappoint .
The cafe is very close to Bastille Metro station and only 5 mins from the busy Rue de la Roquette which is full of nightlife if you want that.
As a long suffering vegetarian in Paris for the past 7 years I have to say things are now well and truly on the up.