In Paris, there are so many coffee shops that it's possible to find a really good one at less than 15 minutes walk from where you are. Take a look at the map below and discover which one is the most closest to you.
Here are some of our favorite coffee shops when we go to Paris. There is no particular order, they are all unique and special so don't hesitate to visit and discover their uniqueness.
The idea behind Substance Café's came in the middle of the year 2010 when Joachim, the founder, was in South Korea. The restaurant where he got the inspiration was only able to accommodate around 11 people. The proximity to the chef of the restaurant allowed the customer to have a real experience. Joachim was convinced that coffee is not only a special beverage but an experience that has to be lived. Joachim Morceau is always happy to take the time to talk about his passion and answer any questions about the origins, processes, extraction, tastes and so on.
Choosing great coffee is not an easy task. Joachim Morceau, this is the most important and most difficult task in his experience since he is very demanding about the quality of the coffee and the roasting. He light roast to experience the best of the beauty of the coffee. He wants to express transparency with terroir, the coffee bean he will present and he has an amazing coffee style.
Discover his coffees to have another point of view on coffee.
Fringe is a coffee bar and photography space that serves single origin specialty coffee, tea and chocolate with simple, healthy food. Ingredients come directly from the producers. They are committed to craftsmanship in coffee and the food they serve. They exhibit carefully chosen photographs and have a selection of photography books and magazines that are continually updated.
At Dose you will not only find great coffee but also very cheerful staff. Here, you can order coffee or have brunch during their opening hours. From the bean to the cup, the quality and experience you will have is their highest priority. Because if coffee is a serious business, coffee brewing and tasting has to be simple and joyful. They make specialty coffee accessible to everyone. Their selection and their passion, is what animates them every single day.
The Dose team welcomes you all the time to share their story. Juliette Champenois who was the champion during the Slow Coffee Challenge Championship in 2018, worked as a barista at this coffee shop.
Terres de café
This coffee roastery has several coffee shops in town. Christophe Servell is the Founder of the brand and he
has traveled around producing countries for years in search of the best coffees in the world. Over time, this third generation coffee roaster has forged solid links, both professional and personal, with the producers of the best quality, multi-award-winning coffees. He thus ensures the exclusive sourcing of the best vintage for Terres de Café.
By offering a "French-style" interpretation of what coffee should be, built on the over-arching principles of gastronomy, richness and knowledge of the terroirs. respect for the product, detailed expertise, the freshness and flavour of the raw materials, since its creation Terres de Café has thus contributed to the emergence of a new coffee sector; one that demonstrates respect towards the producers, of nature and of the consumers.
In this business, they discovered and developed a lot of talent, coffee lovers who want to perform and become better, they should work here and become phenomenal. If you are willing to be excellent in the coffee industry, you should follow the baristas such as : Pierre de Chanterac, Hakim Ben Hammouda, Joachim Morceau or also Joachim Bouveron etc.
Pierre Chanterac was, the winner of the edition 2019 of the Slow Coffee Challenge.
This original coffeshop located not far from the train station, offers wonderful coffees. Their gastronomy is inspired by Turkish and American cuisine. It's a great place for people who want to work on their computer.
What they do and how they do at 5 Pailles? They make great coffee and all-day-brunch! So, they decided to open this artisanal coffee shop in the very heart of the most multicultural district of Paris where they serve coffee from different roasters, which are among the important roasters in Europe (Paris: Lomi, Rotterdam: Shokunin, Berlin: Bonanza, Aarhus: La Cabra etc.) and also a range of delicious home*made food!
This coffee shop is very famous in Paris, thanks to it's placement near Montparnasse. Their coffee is very well roasted with precision and consistency. They are aware of the coffee production in the farm and the needs of the farmers, to the quality in the cup. Having a strong understanding of the value chain of the coffee is important in order to maintain the quality in the cup. They respect the quality of the terroir of each coffee and focus on high quality.
In the heart of a family friendly district of Paris and in a zen atmosphere, they will warmly welcome you and offer many types of coffees.
You will also be able to buy roasted coffee beans or ground. You can also find accessories to help you prepare your favorite coffee!
It is one of the first coffee shop of Paris. Opened in 2010 by Nicolas Piégay after he came back from Australia. This non-pretentious coffee shop offers high quality coffee beans that are roasted in place. Their filter coffee is perfectly brewed by baristas. Espressos are well extracted to give a strong expression of the terroir in your cup. The team is very kind and well informed so don't hesitate to ask questions.
They are very popular so you will have to arrive early if you want a good place to sit. They are very busy at lunch time because the food is great and also have good home-made french pastry.
Place is really nice, you can also visit their new coffee shop named : Back in Black
If you are a digital nomad, it's a good place to work!
The company’s founders Boucher and Warburton met in London in 2004. Three years later, they moved to Paris for Boucher's fashion modelling career and fell in love with the city. Upon their return to London in 2008, the couple started to work in the hospitality industry with a goal to learn the art of coffee and cuisine. After managing several renowned specialty coffee shops in London, Boucher and Warburton decided to move back to Paris in 2014 to work together on an approachable hospitality project revolving around great food and coffee.
With their expertise in the coffee industry, Boucher and Warburton opened Paris’s unique courtyard café, Honor, in the heart of Paris’s fashion district in February 2015. Two years later, in the summer of 2017, the team opened Neighbours as an opportunity for Boucher to shine as head chef, offering healthy, yet comforting Australian-style dishes, and Warburton to continue their famous coffee service
In the first district of Pairs, near Sainte-Anne and those japonese restaurants, there is a very cute coffee bar named Telescope. This little space where you can only drink coffee bevrages, you will meet David and Nicolas. They are very passionnate about coffee and they are serious about it. Since 2012, they make great expresso, strong ones but also they are able to make you amazed with their filter coffee. Be careful, they know about their coffee. Ask them questions, be curious because the selection they have is a very high quality. The choice of the origin, the quantity, the size of the grind, everything settings is precise. If you try a specialty coffee at Telescope, you will live a unique experience.
There are not so much places where to sit and it's made to meet people from all around the world.
A very good place for tourists and coffee lovers.
Coutume is a specialty coffee roaster house founded by Antoine Nétien in 2010. He is the french best coffee roaster 2011. It was also founded by Tom Clark a coffee lover as well. The coffees are severals in France and Geneva and you can also find Coutume coffees in other places everywhere in the country. It's actually one of the first specialty coffee roaster in France. They really know about coffee from the farm to the cup.
The selection of their coffee is made by themself through cuppings and by visiting the farmer all around the world. They work and in the hand with farmers and they are engaged to a better ethic and quality in the coffee.
Lots are choosen according to the seasonnality of the harvest.
All coffees are then roasted on demand in the heart of the roastery. The quality control are made to guaranty the best freshness and reveal the best aromas of the terroir and the origin of the coffee.
A barista team is trained continuously in order to perform the art of brewing and extract the essence of the coffee in each coffee shop in order to sublimate the specificities of the coffee in each cup.
Peaceful coffee shop located near republic to have a great coffee time. People from the team are very friendly and open. Their food is just amazing as well as all their beverages. If you are looking for a quiet place to read, to chill, to share a coffee with someone, it's a place to go for a while. Take time and appreciate a good specialty coffee in their you will be suprised by the energy you will get. Enjoy your cup of coffee and a piece of homemade cake.
Historical coffee shop and roastery of specialty coffee in Paris. They different dedicate spaces for coffee people who wants to learn about coffee or just want to taste good coffee. First, their roastery space is nice, pretty old but charming. They propose a wide range of origins so you will be able to find your pleasure, just ask what you like and they will have a coffee for you. Then, you can discover their coffee shop place where people meet and share a coffee. The barista are well informed about coffee, please ask them questions about the origins and the stories of each coffee.
They also have a school of coffee for people who wants to learn more about coffee and maybe become a professionnal. They train barista, roasters and coffee lovers. The cultural program they put in place is huge all year long, discover talks, conferences and other things that coffee people do together at this lovely place.
An American style coffee shop in the Marais. Very small like but with a lot of places, 4 or 5 tables. The atmosphere is nice and the service friendly. The menu is simple and small like a typical French cafe. It's tucked away on a relatively quiet street so not much for people watching and you wouldn't necessarily see it if you weren't walking by or looking for it.
This place is really good. The food tastes great so you get what you pay for. They served very good coffee with their famous food. The kombucha is also one of their famous meal. Few people come for work and having a great coffee time. They are fortunately open early until late so whatever you are willing to have, you an get.
Thank you all for your hard work and for highligting high quality coffe. If you are willing to support specialty coffee with marketing and communication, you can ask French Coffee Production, they will be more than happy to help you create your brand image or support your actual business.
Obviously there are a lot more coffee shop, maybe you can send us the address and next time we come in Paris we will visit them. Write down the names and the addresses in comments !
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