Title in french : Bar des 13 Coins
Type : traditional, mediterranean
City : Marseille
Average price (a dish) : 11€
Bottle of wine : from 11€
Pichet of wine : 6€
Terrace : yes
Sea view : no
Take away : yesThe Bar des 13 Coins (Bar of the 13 corners) is a typical neighborhood bar of the Panier, a historical place where eat and drink, if possible on the terrace when fine weather settled.
Summer is indeed a beautiful season to extend the catering service until evening, on a beautiful terrace with a hundred seats, in the shade of three large trees called lilac Persia.
The menu features home cooking which includes a hearty today's special (9€ to 11€) and some local and Mediterranean specialties (12€ to €14), on the basis of fresh produce, prepared and cooked on site.
You will find the fish tartare (bonnitte, tuna or other fish depending on availability on the port) or Marseille burger (rillettes sardines mixed with herbs). This last recipe (jealously guarded by the chef) is very fine, with a taste of sardines actually quite light. Depending on the season, you can also enjoy salads, bruschetta and various sandwiches.
In winter, most of the action takes place indoors, in a small friendly space with vintage charms.
Otherwise, about the 13 corners, the account is not there! The place on which is our bar (which apparently inspired the bar the Mistral in Plus Belle La Vie) has only 3 streets, an alley and a staircase.
The explanation is to be found elsewhere : 200 years ago, the owner was Swiss. Inspired by his native country, he named his establishment Bar of the 13 Cantons. The revolution is then passed by, chasing different local dialects to impose French. So apparently quite strict because in Provençal, a "Canton" is a "corner"!
This is also on a corner of a table that the writer Izzo began his trilogy, and that some scenes of the film Borsalino were shot.http://www.lebardes13coins.fr