Where to find good coffee in Paris?
This won’t come as a surprise to anyone: Paris has never been known for the quality of its coffee. Sure, it’s not as bad as some would have you believe, but connoisseurs are unanimous: you don’t come to Paris for the coffee!
But in recent times, a wind of change has been blowing over the capital. I don’t know whether we should be thanking Parisians’ hurt pride, or the influence of the Italians and American hipsters – often admired by Parisians – but the situation is definitely improving. There is finally hope for coffee addicts.
Here are some of my favourite spots to add to your wish list:
Known for its freshly ground blends, passion, and coffee expertise, this place has been supplying countless Parisian restaurants for a long time. Here, coffee is a religion that must be carefully cultivated. They even offer weekend workshops.
Warm and welcoming, it’s the type of place where people love to lounge for hours, without ever feeling rushed. A spot worthy of the greatest coffee lovers that certainly deserves the detour.
3 ter rue Marcadet, XVIIIth Arr. metro Marcadet-Poissonnier
Since its opening, this tiny shop, hidden below the Palais Royal archways, has become the morning meeting spot of all the hippest and trendiest Parisians, fans of the celebrated Maison Kitsuné.
We come here for the coffee, of course, but also for the very cool ambiance that prevails and for the delicious gluten-free pastries on offer, to be enjoyed at the heart of the Palais Royal gardens.
51, Galerie de Montpensier, 1rst Arr. metro Palais Royal-Louvre
This establishment, at the heart of Belleville, couldn’t carry its name better: a reference to the famous Parisian «café crème».
Here, you’ll feel enveloped and your heart will be warmed by the delectable roasted blends, developed hand-in-hand with La Brûlerie de Belleville. A place to discover.
50 rue de Belleville, XXth Arr. metro Pyrénées