No trip to Paris is complete without a morning or afternoon spent enjoying la vie en rose in one of its many cafes, and I promise you, there are loads of cute, authentic and quirky coffee shops in Paris to choose from!
Whether you’re currently spending a freezing weekend in Paris and are dreaming about warming up indoors with a hot chocolate, or planning your next spring/summer visit and want to sit alfresco and watch classy people passing by, here is a selection of the best coffee shops in Paris that will satisfy your curiosity (and caffeine withdrawal symptoms). Still looking for accommodation in Paris? Not anymore!
5 Best Coffee Shops in Paris You MUST Visit
This is one of my favorite coffee shops in Paris because as soon as you open the door, you are immediately hit by the gorgeous smell of international beans being roasted behind the bar. The baristas are all professionally trained and will tell you incredible stories and share details about each and every of their coffee producing countries. Oh!…. and did I mention the colorful, insta-perfection, wooden table?
Be The King! ?Try out Galette des Rois Made by @une_petite_bouchee If you're lucky you might find the ceramic figurine In your slice. If You do ... you win a lovely mug of the caféothèque. ☕️ Latte art by our barista @bavariaa #galettedesrois #cafeotheque #cafeoteam #traditions #baristas #letempleducafe #coffeepassion #goodcoffeeinparis #Pariscoffeerevolution #Pariscoffeescene #baristaParis #Baristadarlings #mug #contest
Address: 52 rue Hôtel de Ville, 75004 (4ème arrondissement)
Hours: Mon – Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 12pm-6:30pm (+1h every day for the bean boutique)
Closest metro: St. Paul (line 1); Pont-Marie (line 7)
Coffee beans: roasted on premises
Contact:> Facebook; Web; Instagram, Tel: +33 1 53 01 83 84
The Broken Arm
This gorgeous and sleek cafe is the perfect addition to an already stunning and quirky Scandinavian concept store with the same name. The cafe has recently started a collaboration with Café Lomi, with whom is developing a custom blend that I am sure will be a gorgeous mix of nordic and Parisian flavors. The cafe is made even more special by its international team of bartenders, who not only know how to pour a perfect flat white but also have none of that very common East Londoner/Aussie “barista attitude”.
Photo source: The Broken Arm Facebook page
A cafe with such a name is intended for fun and that’s exactly what French owners, Nicolas Alary and Sarah Mouchot had in mind when they opened its doors in rue Lucien Sampaix. Not only there is a game arcade as a fun addition to an already cool venue, but the menu is filled with funky references and fun facts. Make sure to try the “Flat ‘Walter’ White” when you get there ?
Breakfast here is such a treat. It all starts with a very good cup of coffee, flat white or long black. Yes, you guessed it, nothing in this place screams Parisian, it's Australian. But just look at the queues formed outside, weekend or weekdays, you know even Parisians don't mind giving up their croissants or baguettes in exchange for down under charms. #parislife #visitlafrance #igparis #hello_france #parismonamour #parisjetaime #paris #parís #instaparis #parisian #igersfrance #visitparis #bonjour #seemyparis #mylittleparis #parisandtheworld #holybelly #holybellyparis
Address: 19 rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 (10ème arrondissement)
Hours: Mon, Thu, Fri 9am-6pm; Sat, Sun 10am-6pm; closed Tue, Wed
Metro: Jacques Bonsergent (line 5); République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9, 11)
Coffee beans: Belleville Brûlerie
Contact: Instagram Tel: +33 9 73 60 13 64
In the district around rue du Faubourg St Denis, surrounded by tons of Turkish tea rooms and hipster clubs, sits this coffee temple that since 2007 has become a favorite for both locals and tourists. After successfully launching Pan, the French/Pan-Asian restaurant across the street, Ludivine, the owner, has established this cute coffee shops that brew Marzocco-only espressos poured by professionally trained baristas.
Address: 17 rue Martel, 75010 (10ème arrondissement)
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Metro: Château d’Eau (line 4); Strasbourg Saint Denis (lines 4, 8, 9)
Coffee beans: Lomi
Contact: Web; Facebook; Instagram, Tel: +33 9 50 10 20 31
Télescope Café was one of the first pioneers of premium specialty coffee scene in Paris and the beans there are always of a very excellent standard. The food menu includes tarts, quiches, pizzas and sandwiches, as well as some sweet treats, such as crumble, cookies, cake and more. The coffee shop is perfectly located in the center, so grab your takeaway caffeine drink and go for a stroll around the Jardin du Palais Royal.