Whether or not you're a Francophile, you'll enjoy trying Cafe de Paris' French-inspired dishes such as crepes and quiche, along with a variety of other items such as homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. Their lemon artichoke soup is a favorite of many.
"Everything is made fresh and made to order. It's a good way to cater to your customers. It's very easy for us to leave something off and change something," said chef/owner Jim Kolowich. "I think that really makes the difference."
The friendly service also makes a difference at the quaint bistro-style establishment. "Most of the staff has been there six to eight years," Kolowich said. "It seems I know almost everyone who walks in the door and (the staff) do too."
"I think we've become a fabric of the neighborhood," he explained. "We've become the neighborhood place that we wanted when we opened."
Cafe de Paris is more than just a place to dine. Adjoining the restaurant by a common opening is C'est Moi, a delightful European-inspired store also owned by Kolowich and his wife, Susan. C'est Moi, in business 22 years, sells decorative items, furniture, lighting and tableware.
"We opened the restaurant because a fast food restaurant was going to go in the location," said Kolowich. "The store has always been a great element."
Whether you dine and shop or shop and dine, Cafe de Paris and C'est Moi enjoy a unique situation and continue to draw a regular following. "There's a good energy between the two," he said.
"We have the most incredibly dedicated customers. It's amazing to me," Kolowich said.
Visit Cafe de Paris, located at 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. Availability for group events up to 24. Dinner specials change weekly. For more information, visit www.thecafeparis.net or call (770) 977-4945.