I'm leading an informal tour of "foodie" Paris (mostly concentrating on chocolate and pastry shops) for a group of about 10 American college students next week. I don't know these students yet, but the ones I had last year were extremely picky and suspicious of new foods, although they claimed to be willing to expand their palates by going on this tour.
If the weather is good, I will probably take them shopping and we will picnic on bread and cheese and charcuterie, etc. But if it's not, I'd like to find a place to take them that will 1) give them a good impression of French food; 2) be relatively friendly to a large-ish group of somewhat boisterous American kids; 3) not cost an arm and a leg. I'm thinking of Café Constant or Les Cocottes since we're going to be focused on the 6th and 7th arrondisements. Any more suggestions?
Thanks in advance!