I’m not really sure if it’s possible to do a definitive list of the best cafes in Paris. New cafes are opening all the time and the standard and competition of cafes are high. Basically, Paris is full of incredible cafes for you to enjoy coffee, breakfast, brunch or more. So, after multiple trips to this beautiful city here are our current pick of the best cafes in Paris.
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Paris Cafes + Coffee Shops
Coutume Cafe roast there own coffee and have a beautiful interior. It’s the perfect place to either have a quick coffee or settle in for a relaxing morning. We loved the espresso and chai. Definitely one of the best cafes in Paris.
47 rue Babylone, Paris
Monday to Friday from 8.30 AM to 5.30 + Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM
This is perhaps the cutest cafe in Paris. Boot cafe is tiny and it really is an example that good things come in small packages. Although there is limited seating, it’s perfect for a takeaway coffee or a quick break if there are seats available.
19 Rue du Pont aux Choux Paris
Every day from 10 AM to 6 PM
Honor Cafe is an outdoor coffee shop in Paris in a stunning little courtyard set back from the street. The design of the little outdoor space is beautiful and unique and the coffee is superb. Thier house espresso is made with Coutume and their other coffee showcases a range of European roasters that changes often.
54 Rue Du Faubourg St Honoré, Paris
Monday to Friday 9 AM to 6 PM + Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
With two locations in the 3rd and 5th arrondissement, Strada cafe is a cosy cafe with excellent coffee and simple seasonal food. We love the espresso and for the non-coffee drinkers, they also do a great hot chocolate.
94 rue du Temple or 24 rue Mongue Paris
Monday to Friday 8 AM to 6.30 PM + Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 6.30 PM
KB cafe is a beautifully designed cafe with a cosy and casual feel in the South Pigalle neighbourhood.
53 avenue Trudaine, Paris
Monday to Friday from 7.45 AM to 6.30 PM + Saturday and Sunday 9 AM to 6.30 PM
Located in Canal Saint-Martin, Cafe Craft has beans roasted by Cafe Lomi, beautiful design and has a unique co-working area. Basically, there are desk areas with free wifi and charging plugs that you can use if you spend 3 euros per hour (either on food and drink or just for the space). A great Paris cafe if you need to work or if you don’t need to work.
24 rue des Vinaigriers Paris
Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 7 PM + Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 7 PM
Holybelly is a Melbourne inspired cafe in Canal Saint-Martin. Come here for excellent coffee or for a delicious hearty breakfast and brunch. Think pancakes and egg dishes. Holybelly is extremely popular and doesn’t take reservations, so keep this in mind when visiting.
5 rue Lucien Sampaix + 19 rue Lucien Sampaix, Paris
Every day from 9 AM to 5 PM
Another beautiful cafe in Canal Saint-Martin, this tiny place is great for coffee and also have excellent sandwiches. They are so so good and quite large, so sharing with someone might be the way to go.
10 rue de la Grange aux Belles, Paris
Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM + Saturday and Sunday 9 AM to 6 PM
Cafe Loustic has a cosy quirky interior. The coffee here is sourced from a Belgium roaster, Caffènation. The coffee is great but the thing that I will never forget was the delicious Chai Latte with maple syrup at the bottom to stir in. A must try for chai latte lovers and good enough to convert any coffee fanatic.
40 rue Chapon, Paris
Monday to Friday 8.30 AM to 6 PM + Saturday 9.30 AM to 6 PM + Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM
Besides the beautiful design and tasty drinks on offer, perhaps the best thing about Cafe Kitsune is their location in the Palais Royal. So don’t let the limited seating dishearten you, the best way to enjoy a drink from Cafe Kitsune is to take it away and sit in the beautiful gardens that surround it.
51 Galerie Montpensier, Paris
Monday to Friday 9.30 AM to 6 PM + Saturday and Sunday 9.30 AM to 6.30 PM
Belleville Brulerie Paris
Belleville Brulerie is a coffee roaster that supplies many cafes in Paris with their coffee beans. Although it’s not a cafe as such, on Saturdays, you can book in for a cupping (find more details here) or pop in for a tasting or buy beans or coffee equipment. So this one’s for your serious coffee lovers. If you want to enjoy Belleville Brulerie coffee in a cafe style environment, try Ten Belles or Holybelly (see above).
10 rue Pradier, Paris
Saturday from 11 AM to 6.30 PM
Merci is a concept store that has everything from fashion, design, homewares, books and of course, a cafe. The cafe is a nice space to have food or just a coffee.
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris
Monday to Saturday 10 AM to 6.30 PM
Carette is known for its delicious pastries and they are located in two beautiful locations. We love their macarons and their Chausson aux pomme is one of the best in Paris. The eat-in prices are significant but you can get takeaway pastries too.
4 Place du Trocadero + 25 Place des Vosges Paris
Every day from 7.30 AM to 11.30 PM
Shakespeare & Company Cafe
The beautiful bookstore in Paris ‘Shakespeare & Company’ has a cafe right next door on the corner. With some indoor seating but mostly outdoor, it’s perfect for a snack, coffee, breakfast or lunch. The cafe is run in collaboration with Bob’s Bake House, a healthy option in Paris.
37 rue de la Bûcherie, Paris
Monday to Friday from 9.30 AM to 7 PM + Saturday and Sunday 9.30 AM to 8 PM
Breakfast, Lunch and Brunch in Paris
Ellsworth is more of a restaurant and wine bar than a cafe, but they have a delicious brunch on weekends. We loved the pancakes with bacon jam and maple syrup, asparagus with leek and pistachio crumb and scrambled egg with ricotta, pesto and fried oyster mushrooms. This is definitely a memorable brunch in Paris. Make sure to make a reservation which can be done online.
34 rue de Richelieu, Paris
Brunch on Saturday + Sunday from 11.30 AM to 3 PM (also open for lunch Tuesday to Saturday and dinner Monday to Saturday)
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also a grocery store stocked with local French products. Maison Plisson is a beautifully designed store and you can also grab takeaway here too.
93 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris
Monday 9.30 AM to 9 PM + Tuesday to Saturday 8.30 AM to 9 AM + Sunday 9.30 AM to 8 PM
Buvette Gastrotheque has a delicious brunch menu served every day. They are also open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We loved the French Toast or ‘Pain Perdu’ and croque-madame. The interior here is really cosy but it does get busy here and there are no reservations, so perhaps get here earlier rather than later.
28 Rue Henry Monnier, Paris
Monday to Friday from 8.30 AM to 12 AM + Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 12 AM
Frenchie To Go
Frenchie To Go is run by the same people behind the renowned Frenchie restaurant. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and coffee with an American inspired menu. We love the eggs florentine and the ambience of sitting at the bar seats looking onto the laneway.
9 rue du Nil, Paris
Monday to Friday from 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM + Saturday and Sunday 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM
Traditional Parisian Cafes
A lot of the cafes mentioned above are more modern cafes with a focus on serving excellent coffee and/or food. But there are plenty of traditional Parisian cafes that are all about sitting outside and people watching too, as well as some more modern cafes with a traditional style. Some traditional cafes in Paris to visit are Cafe de Flore, Les Deux Magots, Cafe Bonaparte and La Rotonde.
More Options For Paris Cafes
The ones we haven’t tried yet but look amazing…
Foundation Cafe | The Broken Arm | Telescope | La Caféothèque | Cream | Cafe Oberkampf | Fragments | Cuillier | Ob-La-Di | Le Peloton Cafe | Zia | Claus | 5 Pailles | Matamata
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