France / Paris

Septime la Cave – Memorable Venue

Septime la Cave – Introduction

Septime la Cave is a small, sparse bar and cave quite close to its mothership Septime. It serves a short, but nicely conceived list of wines by the glass at very reasonable prices, or you can buy a bottle from the shelves that line two walls and they will open it for you at a very modest mark-up. They also serve small snacks which are quite delicious.

Septime la Cave is also a great place to sit and enjoy a glass of natural wine while you are waiting for your booking at either Septime or Clamato, both of which are quite close.

We have tried the anchovy and ricotta dish which saw three, high-quality anchovy fillets draped over a mound of very nice ricotta and sprinkled with puffed buckwheat. We also enjoyed a slab of foie gras-studded in the centre with little pieces of smoked eel, some excellent slices of pancetta and a charcuterie plate with some excellent house-smoked duck slices.

To accompany these dishes you might choose the excellent Gringet from Domaine Gringet in the Savoie or a Pet Nat from Herve Villemade or one of the stunning wines from Occhipinti. Actually whatever is on offer is of the highest quality with all of the wines available being the best of the natural wine community in France, Italy and beyond.

There are not many stools and the bar is not very big, but the vibe here is excellent and the food and wine what you would expect from the Septime team.

Additional information

Name: Septime La Cave

Street: 3 Rue Basfroi

Suburb: Paris, 75011

Phone number: +33 1 43 67 14 87

Opening hours: Open from 4pm every day

You can check their opening hours and other details such as their “blackboard of the day” on their Web site here.

We have included this venue in our article on the best natural wine bars to visit in France here.