PARIS — Given its Belle Époque buildings and bountiful boulangeries, many regard rue Mouffetard as the quintessence of traditional Paris. Yet its latest resident, a self-serve frozen yogurt cafe called Rosa Kiwi, finds its niche among the Lebanese, Japanese, and Spanish restaurants and the international student population that enliven this cobblestone street in the fifth arrondissement.
Rosa Kiwi, which opened in July, is the first entrepreneurial endeavor of Fayçal Bouhamidi and Victory Orset. “We discovered frozen yogurt during an academic exchange in Mexico,” says Orset. “I was sad to leave the fro-yo stores, so we started our own.”