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This is Aix’s only bio, vegetarian restaurant.  Owner Stéphanie explained to us that there is another vegetarian restaurant (La Cantine Végéterienne) and several bio restos – but hers is the only one that is both.

Opened just last year, it’s a charming little place, tucked away in place Ramus in centre ville.  We were a bit unsure what to choose and Stephanie proposed her plat dégustation which brought us:

  • Quiche with leeks and butternut squash
  • Gratin of potatoes, red cabbage and parsnips (yay!)
  • Courgette stuffed with vegetables and tofu
  • Wheat cooked with blettes, tomatoes, feta and tofu
  • Salad of radis noir, red cabbage, cucumber topped with germinated seeds.

Her menu says it all: ‘Pas de micro-onde ici – juste 2 petits bras qui s’agitent avec bonne volunté’.  And it is literally two arms most of the year as Stéphanie only brings in a waiter during the summer months.

We liked the ambiance – mis-matched chairs, pretty waxed table cloths, wall-lights and lots of tea-pots.  Best of all was the friendly atmospherePlats start at 12,30€, the plat degustation was 17€ with desserts – mainly home-made cookies and muffins – for a few additional euros.

La Cerise sur la Gâteau is closed Sundays and Wednesdays.  Open for lunches from 12-16:00hrs. Tel: 04 42 27 46 46.

It is a tiny place and people were waiting patiently for our table today. Best go early.


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