Once upon a time, before a deadline reared its head, I used to go out during the day for hours at a time. The past few weeks? Not so much. Here then, are some photos from a month or so ago, from lunch at Café Select.
I first read about Le Select in The Dud Avocado. Like so many other details of Elaine Dundy’s comic novel, I thought it was exaggerated or invented. Not so. Le Select exists, as it has for decades, on the boulevard du Montparnasse, a glass-terraced café with rattan chairs and grumpy waiters. The former Hemingway watering hole (but weren’t they all?) is now the favorite hangout of French Green Party presidential candidate Eva Joly.
Across the street is another famous Hemingway café, La Coupole, and around the corner another, La Rotonde, and down the block still another, La Dôme. But Le Select is still Le Select.
Good for a croque monsieur (12.50€)…
A salade chèvre chaud (13€)…
And a coffee (2.80€).
Because it’s always lunchtime somewhere, n’est-ce pas?
99 boulevard du Montparnasse, 6e
tel: 01 45 48 38 24