Polidor Paris France – haunt of Hemingway, writers and artists – still cash only and communal seating.
The Cremerie was exactly what is suggest in Paris. It sold butter and milk and other dairy products but quite often they had tables set out. Customers could enjoy a Plat du jour and a carafe of wine. Most often the tables were occupied by the same people each day as they were very much the local restaurant of people nearby. The food was cheap and very authentic to Paris and the time period.
Polidor Restaurant is featured in Midnight in Paris. Read about it in my book DREAM OF PARIS on Amazon