Need a caffeine fix? A cute cafe to people watch adorned with a beret like a Parisian! Starbucks may work in other cities, but in the city of light that is nearly sacrilegious. Paris and cafes go hand in hand like an americano and a croissant! Whether it be more of a brasserie, a hotel courtyard, or the newest trendiest coffee shop, these 17 cafes in Paris are ones that j’adore.
Conveniently located steps away from Notre Dame cathedral, and the neighborhood in the 5th arrondissement known as Saint Michel. Odette is known for their cute little cream puffs, or choux à la crème, in French.
It doesn’t get more iconic than Cafe De Flore. If you are in Paris Café de Flore is a must to go on Boulevard Saint-Germain. established in 1885. This historical cafe is celebrated with its famous clients. You can enjoy your espresso and know that you just sit in a place which hosted the most intellectual people like Jean-Paul Sartre, Simon de Beauvoir, and Albert Camus. They all worked and wrote here in the early 20th century.
Nestled in between the artisanal cheese, pastry, wine, and fruit shops, lies coffee gem KB. Their fresh juices are a highlight, but their creamy coffee sets them apart from the many other brasseries in the area.
You may all already know Marlette, at least for her cakes’ preparation that you can find in every organic shop but do you know that they also have Café Marlette? A place where you can eat homemade, organic, fresh and delicious food and sip delicious coffee.
A secret hidden spot, where mostly only locals come, part of me wants to keep this place a secret as much as possible! A completely simple façade will have you walking by without even looking twice, but if you do step inside – be prepared too say Ooh La La – stunning interiors, beautiful layout, and the coffee is beyond.
Where: 52 Rue de l’Hôtel de ville
10. Coeur de Baker
Come for the coffee, stay for the pastries!!!
Just blocks from the Luxembourg Gardens, Coeur de Baker is a little-known gem in the Paris cafe world. Its breakfast menu is hard to beat: a coffee drink, a freshly-baked pastry and a fresh-squeezed juice for just €6.
You cannot visit Paris without stopping at this iconic, historic cafe. Now a tourist destination, this is where Simone de Beauvoir, Sartre, Camus, Brecht, Hemingway, Picasso and others of their ilk hung out back in the day and it’s featured in many novels.
One of the great classic Parisian café-brasseries in bustling Montparnasse, this one gets bragging rights for its long list of past clients. Henry Miller, Hemingway, Picasso, and F. Scott Fitzgerald all took their coffee breaks here.