First time at the cafe?

mirage bannerWelcome.  Feel free to wander around on your own a bit and self-acclimate if you’d like.  If you’re looking for Maury’s new album, Looking South, click on Looking South on the menu tab above.


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Wandering Rue Mouffetard, 3.23.2009. Photo by Marcia Yapp. As will be the case for almost all photos at Bistro Mirage, click once on the image to call up a larger version then click again to zoom in. It may take a moment to load, but the the stunning detail is worth the wait and you’ll soon find yourself swimming in the image (or swimmaging, as we here at the Bistro say). For example, in this Wandering image, check out the building’s reflection on the rotisserie case to Maury’s left and the soft glow of Rue Mouffetard’s arced paving stones beneath the subjects’ feet. Hidden beauty awaits revelation in each of Marcia’s images. Dive in and explore the depths.

However, if you’d prefer, we could offer you some sense of direction.  Allow us to recommend the following…

Map Break at the Tuilleries Pond, March, 3.23.11.Photo by Marcia Yapp

Map Break at the Tuilleries Pond, March, 3.23.11.  Photo by Marcia Yapp

Only have a few minutes?  Choose Au Zinc and sidle up to the bar for a quick espresso. If you’ve got half an hour, choose Salle and we’ll prepare your table.  In the mood to linger longer?  We’ll set you up a spot on the Terrasse. On a day this lovely what could be finer than a sidewalk table with the world wandering by.  Perhaps you’re wondering what Bistro Mirage is really all about…try WTF? Maybe you came to the cafe specifically for the Music of Maury Smith and the Orchestra Bordenave, or Marcia Yapp’s  Images or the various offerings of our quirky Library.  If that’s the case, click on the lavender link to reach your destination.


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Menu from Chez Paul, 3.23.09. Photo by Marcia Yapp