I talk a lot about starting my own café one day. I know it’s a logical step for me, and my interests, combining my loves of design, food, and people under one roof. For now though, I’ll continue to find inspiration in places like Bambino, a place for great food, good drinks, and fun music. Located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, founder Fabien Lombardi has combined his passions for the traditional Japanese jazz kissa with his travels through Tel Aviv. It features a large collection of records and a great sound system, a beautiful concrete bar, and small cafe tables for intimate gatherings.
The kitchen is helmed by Kenta Tomoda, who’s serving up delicious looking katsu sandwiches, and a recent creation, the pigeon frit (third photo) served with tomato, harissa, and radicchio. The fact that he left the claw on is such a great detail, in my opinion. This space looks like it’s been around forever, though only opening about three-ish years ago. Bambino will be high on my list of places to visit the next time I’m in Paris.