For those of you who haven’t been to Paris for a while something really exciting is happening here. There is a whole new indie scene of cute cafes popping up everywhere with loads of cute young baristas doing amazing things with coffee.
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
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!
60 rue des Ecoles
The fabulous boys at Coutume Cafe have opened an ever so cool space right next to the Sorbonne. You feel like you are in Finland or Australia. White trestle tables to share, big open space and lots of light and heavenly coffee. Tell your 20 year old friends…
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.
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….
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.
50 Rue de Belleville
Amongst the chinese takeaway shops in Belleville is this little gem and since I recently moved into the neighbourhood it has become a firm favourite. Delicious coffee from the Belleville Brulerie gang, a wonderful atmosphere with a small terrace to catch the sun in the morning.
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!