A Light Lunch at A Priori Thé - Galerie Vivienne


I'm one of those people who can spend hours searching TripAdvisor's Paris Forum looking for leads on good places to eat in Paris.  If I'm going to eat out, I want the experience to be a pleasant one and the food to be above average.  So, when the guide of the Paris Fashion Walk recommended having lunch at the tearoom, A Priori Thé, during our visit to the Galerie Vivienne, I took note and decided to try it out when I was in the area last Thursday.      


With a limited menu offering salads, quiche, pasta, and two daily specials, this is a good option if you're looking for a light lunch in a quiet setting.  My zucchini stuffed with goat cheese and basil was served on a bed of tender greens topped with shaved parmesan and accompanied by a green olive and hazelnut tapanade.  Unfortunately, the cheesecake, which comes in two different serving sizes, disappeared before I thought to take a picture. 

The food was fresh and well prepared, the setting was tranquil, and the service was indifferent, although the waitress did bring a big bowl of ice for the American tourists seated next to me.  Would I travel across town to go to A Priori Thé?  No.  Will I go back when I'm near the Jardins du Palais Royale?  Yes, mainly because I like the setting in the Galerie Vivienne.  Will I order a larger piece of cheescake next time?  Most definitely! 

Lunch: Euros 13-18
Cheesecake: Demi portion - Euros 4, Regular portion - Euros 7
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