Brunch Bazar at the Comptoir Général

by phyllisflick on March 7, 2010

I just got back from Brunch Bazar, the new monthly happening at the Comptoir Général in the 10th.  It was quite the bobo* scene and packed with very cool looking Parisians and their kids.

A DJ was spinning the Godfather of Soul as Cococook, based in the Marais, served take-away style organic salads, sandwiches, muffins, smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, coffee and the like, including a pretty kick-ass carrot cake.   Large round communal tables added to the convivial atmosphere.

There was something for everyone.  Knitting circles thanks to Wool and the Gang, the Paris based company offering ready-made knitting kits with everything needed to craft your very own scarves, hats and sweaters.

The fashionistas from Bon Debarrass (Good Ridance in English) brought together several stands of vintage and used goods, from funky American t-shirts (by LA-based The Cobra Snake) and converse sneakers (or baskets as they say in French) to second-hand Cholé bags and Prada shoes.

PetitHOOD, took care of the little ones with Playdough and craft ateliers while I Could Never Be a Dancer gave free country danse lessons.

The fun continues the first day of each month at Le Comptoir Géneral.

Brunch Bazar
80, quai de Jemmapes
Paris, 10th
Métro : République

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*bobo:  short for bourgeois-bohème or bourgeois bohemians, a term very much heard in Paris, first coined by David Brooks to describe the new affluent urban class.