All images of Fondation Cafe and Broken Arm and the adjacent area in the 3rd Arrondissement Paris
For those of you who haven’t been to Paris for a while something really exciting is happening here.
Although the Parisians can boast some of the most beautiful cafes in the world, with every detail looked after from the cane chairs to the marble table tops, mostly there is one important ingredient missing… good coffee.
But thanks to a battalion of Aussie’s and French coffee enthusiasts the face of coffee in Paris is changing for the better. Phew…
Since I have started my Paleo way of eating coffee has been off-limits, it’s the one thing I miss, dream about and so lately after 8 months of living without coffee I have started having one coffee a week.
So you can imagine how special it needs to be…
Here’s where I go:
16 Rue Dupetit Thours
12 Rue Perree
Broken Arm is a lovely cafe in the 3rd. A little bit English, a little bit New York with a lovely row of tables outside that look onto a fab Park – heaven on a good day. The groovy Nordic gang that run this place have serious fashion next door and it’s a lovely place to meet friends if you are homesick for an Anglo feeling space.
Coffee is good, but I am begging them to dump the UHT milk (please guys) we love ya!
47 Rue Babylone
A French/Aussie combo started this cafe and were at the forefront of Aussie’s doing great coffee in Paris. Not far from Le Bon Marche in the 7th these guys take their coffee very seriously. Bare-bones decor and yummy things for a light lunch. Coffee and milk 5 stars!
19 Rue Lucien Sampaix
Ahh Holybelly, this is the ultimate “I’m missing my Aussie cafe breakfast’ place! I love Holybelly, eggs like you were in Sydney, coffee like you were in Melbourne, friendly staff and a cute space to boot….
13 Rue Lucien Sampaix
Just the name warms my Aussie child’s heart. Flash back to me in knee high socks and lining up for a meat pie at my local school Tuckshop. No pies here.. Great coffee from 3 Aussies girls (go girls) in a relaxed table share atmosphere. Light (Aussie type) lunches and just down the road from Holybelly in case you can’t get in.
53 Ave Trudaine
The French guy that owns KB took a trip to Australia, walked into a Bondi cafe, couldn’t believe the coffee and remained for a couple of years. On his return to Paris he opened KB Cafe in gorgeous SOPI (south Pigalle) and has a stream of devoted customers each day. If you are in the area and hankering for a good coffee or a great green tea drop in and say hi.
10 Rue de la Grange Aux Belles
Owned by a Frenchie who guess what?.. worked as a barista in Australia… Cute modern space in cool corner of Paris. These guys are serious about their coffee. Thomas worked at the Caféothèque (who roast their own beans and was a forerunner in the Paris coffee scene before the Aussie connection turned up). Light food and to die for coffee.
So my dearest friends, if you are coming to Paris your coffee experience no longer needs to be dull.
“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” Khalil Gibran
Please share if you mates are coming Paris and need a good coffee!