Great Coffee in Paris

Copyright Carla Coulson

Every Australian and Italian that arrives in Paris starts whining about the coffee and I have heard this phrase numerous times  ‘where can I get a good coffee?’

We love the French cafes, the decor is drop dead, the black and white waiters outfits are out of our Parisian fantasies and the atmosphere is to-die-for.. But us Aussies and particularly Aussies like me who have had a stint in Italy can’t come at the French coffee – it’s too watery!!

But I have a couple of secret coffee haunts if you are visiting Paris and in need of a serious caffeine hit.

Top of my list is the Turin owned  Miroglio Caffe right around the corner from the Centre Pompidou. It’s almost like being in Italy, you can have a coffee at the bar and it is ristretto, ristretto, ristretto!!! The capuccino’s are made with fresh milk – a real find in Paris!!! You can nibble on Italian cornetto’s and mini sfoglietella whilst readng the Italian newspaper,  La Repubblica is on the banco!! Of course you can grab a table and wile the morning the way.

Another favourite is Pozzetto in the Marais. They do great coffee and incredible gelato!! The owners are also from Turin and as Turin is the Italian home of Gianduia (hazelnut chocolate) they do the best Gianduia icre-cream in Paris.. Hubby and I go for the Giandiua/Nocciala combo.

And lucky for us on rue Rambuteau in the 3rd is Terres De Cafe,  a small coffee boutique that has opened with a couple of tables and a busy coffee machine for the lucky.. They sell roasted beans from all around the world and each day the specialty coffee they serve changes.. It is just a shop away from the fabulous Pain du Sucre so you can grab something sweet.. What could be better???

Put these in your little black Parisian book if you are a coffee addict..

Miroglio Caffe
88 Rue Saint Martin
75004 Paris
39 Rue du Roi de Sicile
75004 Paris
Terres de Cafe
14 Rue Rambuteau
75003 Paris

Wake up and smell the coffee..

P.S. All photos taken on hipstamatic using blackeys super grain

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24 Responses to Great Coffee in Paris

  1. Corrina says:

    Hi Carla, thanks for the heads up on coffee in Paris, to bad I'm on a detox diet right now- could go a coffee but its juice all the way- to top it off I'm siiting in bed with the flu! Your pics cheered me up xx Corrina

  2. Catherine-Farmhouse Home says:

    Thanks for your tips on where to get good coffee in Paris Carla..I'm from Melbourne and can't live without good coffee especially first thing in the morning! I've seen your new book in a few bookshop windows over the last couple of days…the book & photography is stunning.


  3. ParisBreakfasts says:

    Your pictures make me think of Brassai (is that OK..?)
    Have you been to the new Coutume Cafe?
    Hey an Aussie runs it so it's got to be good right?
    A serious coffee joint I can attest and I don't even drink the stuff.

  4. Callie Grayson says:

    gorgeous shots!!
    And I will add these to my book! thanks

  5. Callie Grayson says:

    ps love the new layout!

  6. Simone says:

    Have just returned from Paris…would have been handy to have your list! I must confess however that I am quite content to sample the hot chocolate instead!!!

  7. Lauren says:

    I never would have imagined that it would have been hard to find good coffee in Paris! I WILL get there someday! Right now it's hard enough for me to drive 6 hours away!

    And my dear, thank you so much for adding me to your blogroll…I just discovered it! I'm working on a blog redesign, so soon I'll be worthy of being there! xo

  8. Luis Gomez says:

    Thank you Carla. These images are just great! Love coffee and its culture.

  9. this is Belgium says:

    finally.. addresses of great coffee ! on my way (or almost :-) )

  10. Ms. K @ Write On Thyme says:

    Oh, thank you for this list! I'm on my way there next month and will have to find them. While I'm not a coffee drinker (wish I could be), The Chef is and will be delighted! Merci beaucoup, Kirsten

  11. AaReAn says:

    wish I lived there so I could check these places out! :-)

    maybe some day!?


    p.s. come check out my great necklace giveaway!! I think you'll love it!

  12. Elizabeth Eiffel says:

    Great to get some "insider's secretes of Paris".

    Love the article about your apartment in the latest edition of "Inside Out" . I wish I had your talents.
    Warm regards.

  13. Betelgeze says:

    Hi Carla, thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy when somebody new ‘knocks’ into my virtual space and say hello – that’s the power of virtual world and the best way to discover new, amazing blogs. I just felt in love with your BW photos! You are great.

    I found coffee worth any penny ;-) in Dublin and London someday, maybe it’s time to go to Paris now, since I finally know where to find a good one too?


  14. lisa | renovating italy says:

    Well it seems I was doomed to drink coffee in Italy, Hot chocolate in France and tea at home in Oz….now I need a little black Parisian book to add these to.

    ciao lisa

  15. MANDY says:

    Oh Carla, thank you … that would have been the "ONLY" thing I didn't like about Paris … so next trip I'm set ….
    I was a bit chuffed to read a comment from you on my blog today, I just finished reading an article on you and your work and (no word of a lie) was off to purchase your book at Ariel today !!!
    Look so forward to reading it.

  16. Veronica Popoiacu says:

    wonderful shoots!

  17. Aunty Belle says:

    groan….why oh why didn't I know of Miroglio's LAST month–just returned from France– Paris a few days before departure –but you're right! Good coffee is hidden from travelers!

    Many thanks for the black book super secrets of Paris coffee.

    Carla, your photos always amuse and inspire–unique eye.

  18. Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... says:

    Writing all three addresses as I type this. How cool. Italian coffee in Paris. Will have to wait until my next trip, though. Oh, and thank you for your visit this week and for adding my fun little blog to your blogroll. A bientôt! — Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  19. Julie@beingRUBY says:

    Hi Carla
    Fabulous shots!! Wish I'd known about these cafes 2 months ago.. I absolutely agree and found it hard to find a good coffee anywhere.. although I did on my last day.. just can't remember the name.. will have to take note of these for next time..

    Thanks so much for popping in my way.. have a great week.. ciao xxx Julie

  20. Claudia Lane says:

    such dreamy, incredible images…I bought your book today, love it! (It was going to be a present for a friend but I've decided to keep it!) xo

  21. Looking Glass says:

    Thanks for the tip! Will file away for when I'm in Paris next. I do love a good coffee!

    ~ Clare x

  22. sally may mills says:

    When I get to Paris, and one day soon I will, I will be sure to have your coffee notes on hand. I guess it is too much to ask for soya milk? Thanks for your comments on my blog, I'm totally chuffed that you took the time.

  23. Hayley Harris says:

    My husband and I have just moved into a little loft apartment in le Marais – an adventure, and somewhat escape, from our Sydney existence… Many thanks for the insightful coffee tips – I am missing my Australian cafe haunt already! How lucky I am that your finds are all around my new home in le Marais!
    Merci beaucoup!!!!!!!
    Hayley :)

  24. Rachel says:

    Hi Carla, tell me about it!! It’s been a never-ending mission for me to find good coffee here like at home. I published a list and map on my blog of my top 10 Paris coffee spots which you may also find useful!. Enjoy xxx

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