Un Pause Gourmande
Depur stands for "drole endroit pour un recontre", which literally means "strange place for an encounter" but I prefer to translate it "funny running into you here." Feels like they came up with "depur" and then found a sentence that fit it. Nevertheless, I stopped in for a "pause gourmande" otherwise known as "snack." Not any old American snack like a Snickers or a 1,000 calorie bucket of fries, no, something healthy. A tomato with a cheese hat.
I chopped her up and spritzed her with a bit of balsamic vinegar and got to munching. Over here tomatoes taste like tomatoes - a nice change. The mozarella was soft, tasty and more suited to being eaten than being a red fruit's scalp cover.
Oh wait, I just realized I didn't tell you the strange part of the story. Depur is the restaurant for a gym called Klay. Now, the French aren't exactly known for working out so I imagine they go into the gym, lift a dumbell over their head, take a shower (or not) and then have a nice 3 hr lunch downstairs at Depur. If two Frenchies happen to meet while lifting that dumbbell they just might say "funny running into you here!!" There is a beautiful outdoor seating area that is covered from the elements with thick plastic which lets in the light and keeps out the rain and wind. This is the exact location where I knocked a hat off a red fruit and then dissected it with a sharp knife.
You could also opt for the interior, which is a bit more swank but less cool in my opinion. Come and have a coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks or brunch on the weekend. In keeping with the motif, lift a single dumbell at home or do one pushup and then visit.
4 bis rue Saint Sauveur