We walked through great distances to get to Abri's. First, we navigated our way to the address in Rue du Faubourg - but we only could see rows and rows of luxury boutiques. Then it hit us, we are in Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore, and Abri is in the Rue du Faubourg Poissonnere. Bloody Rues, why can't they be more specific?! This was the day when my feet got so badly chafed and blistered from all that walking that, er, I had to get new shoes.
Abri's coveted sandwiches are only available on Mondays and Saturdays - other days are regular sit and order from the menu kind of days. V has been raving about their sandwiches and insists that we must go and try.
Further out from downtown Paris, but not particularly hard to find..... well, because we gave up walking. We were both starving and hopped on to a cab to whisk us there.
Abri himself behind the counter.
There is only one type of sandwich on Sandwich Days - Pork tonkatsu seductively pressed between perfectly toasted bread with crunchy purple cabbage, cheese, a Japanese-style omelette and various sauces with a hint of Dijon mustard. €13 for this plus a drink - not bad considering Paris' inflated prices and Abri's popularity.
Behold! V was crazy over them and even ordered a second serving, hehe. Yum. It was absolutely delicious, each mouthful a burst of texture and flavours. Damn, I'm salivating thinking about it now!
92 Rue du Faubourg Poissonniere
75010 10th Arrondisement
+33 (0) 183 97 00 00
Opens Mon-Sat 1000-1900
Nearest Metro Poissonniere