We had long heard about Café de l’Avenir, but it was an enthusiastic reader recommendation that secured it officially on our list of must-trys. This little Sous-Gare bistro boosts a creative seasonal Italian menu, a coin boucher that more than satisfied our carnivorous husbands, and our favorite: a variety of fresh pastas with over ten different sauces to choose from.
In winter, the interior ambiance is convivial and boisterous – we recommend reserving a table in the considerably-more-charming front room with the bar. In summer, diners linger late into the evening on a shady terrace complete with classic trappings of summertime.
Reservations are almost always required. Although seemingly hidden on the local restaurant scene, Café de l’Avenir has a loyal clientele who swears by its pasta and market-fresh menu. Be sure to say hello to the owner, a jolly big-hearted fellow with a great sense of humor whose personality is part of what makes this place special.