Cafés in Paris
It’s that time of year again when days are shorter and nights are colder, leaving us all searching for that warm cup of coffee or cocoa after a long day of strolling around our beautiful city. The only trouble is, Paris is so full of wonderful cafés that it’s difficult to choose where to go. So, to help you with this terrible dilemma, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite five fairly new cafés on the block!
I am lucky enough to live just one street away from this adorable little café which has a cozy feel thanks to its comfortable cushions and homely decorations. It’s the perfect spot for a coffee and a cake during the winter and the prices are really reasonable. They also sell homemade quiche, savory muffins, soups, sandwiches and salads that range between only 6 and 7 euros, making it a very popular lunch spot. Coffees and teas cost around 4 euros and cakes and cookies start at €2.50 so this great little café won’t break the bank!
I discovered this brilliant little bike café just last year thanks to a friend who worked for Bike About Tours. This café is bursting at the seams with expatriates and tourists making it a very friendly atmosphere that never fails to bring a smile to my face. On top of that, the coffee is great (I love their flat white) and their oat cookies are the best cookies I’ve ever tasted!
The café is covered in quirky bike artwork and the mix of their yellow chairs and floor to ceiling front windows make the café light and airy even on rainy days. It’s my favorite place to grab a coffee and read my book!
Fluctuat Nec Megitur is a Latin phrase meaning “Tossed but not sunk”. It remains Paris’ motto and was widely used by the population after the tragic events of the 13th of November 2015.
The café opened in March 2016 and pays homage to all those who lost their lives in the attacks. Behind its symbolic name you’ll find a cute café with a minimalistic design. There is a huge amount of seating inside and out, making it a popular place to grab a drink. I love sitting outside in the summer sipping on a cold glass of wine whilst watching the skateboarders!
Thanks to a Bloggers Brunch a few weeks ago, I got the chance to eat at the wonderful Season, just a stone throw away from Le Marais. Season does absolutely delicious food as well as a wide selection of hot and cold drinks, including matcha green tea and fresh juices!
I had the salmon and avocado toast which was mouth-wateringly good and thanks to the girls, I got to drool over the acai bowl, the pancakes with crispy bacon and the dear muesli bowls. Everything looked to-die-for! The thing that struck me the most however wasn’t the food. It was how friendly and welcoming the staff were. There were 10 of us on a Saturday morning (which is not an easy feat for Paris and its small spaces) but they weren’t deterred. They got us a table, were attentive and helpful and even when the café got busy and we were chatting rather than spending, they never once rushed us out the door. It was the best customer service I’ve had in months! Highly recommended!
Last but by far not least, the charming Café Oberkampf is by far one of the best café’s in Paris. The coffee is excellent and the food is amazing. The banana bread is hands down the best and most delicious in the city and their Lost in Cheeseland grilled sandwich is delectable!
Their food is homemade, the atmosphere is great and although the café is very small, it’s worth waiting for a table if you have to! The staff are extremely friendly and always attentive and kind. A real gem!
Written by Chloe Martin, Founder of My Life Living Abroad. All Photographs kindly submitted by Emily Jackson founder of The Glittering Unknown blog. For more cafe news read our top ten cafes in Paris post!
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