Cafe in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Relax over a cup of tea – there are 70 types to choose from – or try your hand at knitting at this cheery salon de thé and yarn shop. Colourful and upbeat in equal measure, it is a hub of local life and a place to slow down (the tearoom's name is a play on the French word 'oisiveté', meaning aristocratic idleness).

Savoury puff-pastry pasties, salads and eggs (including a boiled egg with soldiers) flesh out its modest lunchtime menu (dishes €10.50 to €12.70).