Paris has been serving its café culture to locals and inspiring creative-seekers for over 140 years, including the likes of the late Hemingway and Picasso. Today, the nomadic activity doesn’t just stop at a cup of the popular hot beverage like it once did; it’s a science of coffee culture with a new generation of shops. If there is one way to spend down time in Paris, it is slowly sipping your coffee, socialising and watching the world go by at one of their quaint café locales.
One of Paris’ modern coffee shops, Coutume has created a hub of diverse clientele. Located in Paris’ 7th bustling international district, this large comfortable space feels like you’re stepping into a laboratory; dissected coffee preparations, water served in chemist’s flasks and a menu that resembles the periodic table. If you prefer a harder drink, they are one of the few café-bars that serve artisan beer and wines, along with detox brunches and healthy organic produce to feed your appetite.
La Maison Rose
For the romantics at heart; La Maison Rose will make you feel as though you have stepped into the wanderings of Nicholas Sparks’ latest novel. Situated in Paris’ Montmartre arrondissement, just a stone’s throw from the Sacre Coeur you can take a moment to hide from the bustling city and relax on the corner of this idyllic café. Tickle your taste-buds with classically light food, crème brulé and mousses.
Le Maison Rose
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Attracting a bourgeois-bohemian crowd, La Sancere has a 1930’s style interior for those interested in a casual rendezvouz. With spring in full swing, head to the less trodden streets of Montmartre’s neighbour; Abbesses and make the most of the city of light’s synonymous pavement café culture at Le Sancere. Sit amongst a diverse crowd of alternative characters from boho musicians to aspiring artists over a glass of refreshing Semillon.
Le Used Book Café
A booklover's utopia; this popular café in Paris’ historic Le Marais district, allows you to immerse yourself amongst an extensive range of reading material; over 10,000 books to be exact! Enjoy a soft-boiled egg breakfast or an afternoon tea under the roof of this ex-designer factory. A great place to spend the afternoon alone with your favourite author but equally people-watch as the chic-nonchalant dressed Parisian’s come and go.
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Within walking distance from Place de la République, this cozy establishment is the perfect setting for breakfast in the city. With bright lighting, modern furniture made from wood and eye catching floor tiles you’ll not only feel a warm welcome from their staff but from their choice of comfort foods to get your day started. What Parisian adventure is complete without crepes? LUXOS recommends their pancakes topped with fried eggs and bacon or let us tempt the sweet tooth in you with caramelised hazelnut pancakes drizzled in maple syrup.