Un Café S’il Vous Plait?
With a Café on almost every corner, a cup of coffee is easy to find in Paris; however, finding a great cup of coffee is much more of a challenge!
Beginning in the 1700s with Café Procope, the Parisian Café was a meeting place for artists and intellectuals. For example, some of the most celebrated cafés like Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots, were spaces for famous intellectuals such as Sartre and Picasso to share their ideas.
More recently, however, a new wave of “coffee culture” has hit Paris, bringing with it a band of people who take specialty coffee very seriously. The difficulty now lies in finding a café with a comfortable atmosphere, carefully crafted beverages, that suit their tastes. Therefore, in pursuit of the best coffee experience, here are a few favorites with which to begin your journey:
DOSE- Dealer de Café:
Dose “deals” delicious coffee from areas such as Ethiopia and Costa Rica. While coffee is their specialty, they also offer a selection of house-made pastries and cakes, an organic juice bar, and a small menu of lunch items. With a spacious, modern interior, Wi-Fi availability, and friendly staff, Dose stands out from the classic cramped Parisian café.
73 Rue Mouffetard,
82 Pl, du Dr. Félix Lobligeois,
Loustic is conveniently located in the heart of the Marais and open 7 days a week. Surprisingly, it is one of the few cafés in Paris that offers non-dairy substitutes. The back room is lined with cushioned seating, which creates a cozy atmosphere to spend a morning or afternoon.
40 Rue Chapon
Tucked away on a small street near the Canal St. Martin, Ten Belles is a small but impressive café. Offering a wide variety of filtered coffees and teas. The brightly colored coffee shop is a great spot to stop for a drink or to take a cup to go and sit beside the canal.
10 Rue de la Grange aux Belles