Perpignan: The family spirit reigns supreme in these new shops in the city

Two cozy little restaurants just like at home, a “mangaphile” bookshop, a cozy hairdresser’s salon and a culinary arts shop that’s back in business: yes, things are happening in Perpignan’s business.

Carine Casanova, bespoke hairdressing salon 14 rue des 3 Journées

She has been working in Perpignan for 26 years – 14 of them at 2 rue de la Fusterie – but recently Carine Casanova moved her brushes and hairdressing scissors to 14 rue des Trois Journées, in the old premises (70m²) where the brand was accommodated. of The Kooples clothing which she has transformed into a subdued, stylish and cozy living room. “I love the atmosphere of this street”, tells us this hair pro, Mixed, who offers “tailor-made”, meaning truly unique cuts and hairstyles. Only by appointment at 0468350792.

Matthieu and Céline MARTINEZ, hybrid manga bookstore, 5 rue du Castillet

Céline and Matthieu Martinez, happy hybrid booksellers specializing in manga, at 5 rue du Castillet.

Céline and Matthieu Martinez, happy hybrid booksellers specializing in manga, at 5 rue du Castillet.
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Imagine a quiet, still, peaceful island populated by around 28,000 manga comics (new and used) and derivative products (DVDs, figurines, stuffed animals, mugs, board games, etc.), all between two streets, 10 meters away from Castillet. A space of freedom, bright, with rays that still smell like new: and with good reason, Matthieu and Céline Martinez, the bookseller couple in charge of this place, opened last Saturday March 19th. “Besides manga, which is attracting an increasingly diverse clientele, we also have webtoon books (originally online comics) from Korea, as well as a comics, sci-fi, fantasy and comics corner. French including the Asterix collection which I’ve always been a fan of” says Matthieu, smiling and talkative like any true enthusiast. Tel: 0468532678. Facebook: hybridperpignan; Instagram: @librairiehybrid

Martine cooks, restaurant, 16 rue de l’Horloge

Martine cooks in Martine's dining room (rue de l'Horloge 16), where Martine and Yann are fans of retro and seasonal home cooking.

Martine cooks in Martine’s dining room (rue de l’Horloge 16), where Martine and Yann are fans of retro and seasonal home cooking.
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A delicious scent escapes from the tiny kitchen through the windows. Your mouth will water before you even cross the threshold of this incomparable and already unmissable gourmet address, ideally located in front of Campo Santo, a stone’s throw from the Saint-Jean Cathedral. Once the thick front curtain has been lifted, you step into your very own dining room with tasteful retro decor and furniture. Like old friends, the atmosphere is so warm and friendly. A handful of tables, seating around twenty and a different menu but local, seasonal and compiled according to the arrivals of the day by the owner Martine who gave her name to this charming little restaurant. Assisted by Yann dit Yanou, her husband, she offers 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 desserts to choose from. “But you have to reserve in advance and I will then announce the contents of the dishes,” says Martin. Possibility from 6 people to order your own menu, bringing the main course and presenting it in a pot or casserole in the middle of the table, – “Like at home, that’s the principle” – in which guests serve themselves. Possibility of privatizing the dining room also from a group of at least 10 people. Contact: 0651441588 (open Monday to Saturday only for lunch, closed in the evening) .

Le Goustous, Restaurant, 5 rue du Theater

Brigitte Aragon and her daughter Alexandra smile outside their Locavore restaurant at 5 rue du Théâtre.

Brigitte Aragon and her daughter Alexandra smile outside their Locavore restaurant at 5 rue du Théâtre.
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Another high-quality single-family house whose address we should quickly do without. Especially since Brigitte Aragon, the owner of Goustous, is not unknown to amateurs and lovers of homemade burgers who have been frequenting her food truck parked at the Jardins de Saint-Jacques roundabout for several years.some of my customers were kind enough to follow me to the Rue du Théâtre.” says Brigitte, holder of a CAP in cooking and trained by a former chef from the MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France). She admits she loves nothing so much, together with her daughter Alexandra and supported by young Manon in the room.What Keep it simple, tasty and generous, and most importantly, homemade” (hence the apt name of his restaurant). The bet was worth it. The large table in the room shows simple, varied, regional, seasonal dishes, comforting but not invigorating. “We leave my table with satisfied taste buds, but not with a heavy stomach, customers tell me. she congratulates herself. Tel: 0619894176. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 4pm non-stop.

Culinarion, kitchen utensils, 6 rue Mirabeau.

Reopening and complete renovation after the works of the Culinarion boutique, 6 rue Mirabeau, where the chef, Renaud Fardel, posed.

Reopening and complete renovation after the works of the Culinarion boutique, 6 rue Mirabeau, where the chef, Renaud Fardel, posed.
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This prestigious brand, managed by Renaud Fardel, has just reopened after two and a half months of work, completely redesigned and redesigned. “I have tried to highlight around 1800 products and appliances (95% European origin, of which 60% French origin) for the kitchen in a space of 120 m² emphasizes the head of Culinarion. All broken down by type of utensil, theme or house favourite.” The concept is very friendly, eco-conscious (possible recycling of used equipment brought by customers) and the shop is very welcoming with its light and subtle woodwork. From beginners to advanced, from kitchen boys to star chefs, connoisseurs are sure to find what they are looking for. And even if the “range” of the prices remains quite high, the main thing, according to the boss, “Finding THE right utensil, reliable, durable and robust, instead of bulk”. “It’s also a bit the motto and trademark for 11 years of Culinarion” admits Renaud Fardel. Finally, another touch of Culinarion’s originality, every week, usually on Saturday morning, a different chef comes to demonstrate his art and give his valuable advice to customers, using the hotplates, saucepans, sauté pans or casserole dishes made available to him used. Contact: 0468924651.

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