The best coffee shops in Paris

Is there anywhere better than Paris to sit back and relax in a coffee shop and watch the world go by? Absolutely not! Whether you are looking for incredible coffee, hot chocolate, croissants or a simple sandwich, below are some of the best to do just that.

Jozi Cafe

Nestled between the Pantheon and the Latin Quarter, Jozi Cafe offers the perfect combination of coffee and brunch. If you aren’t into coffee, there is a good selection of alternative hot drinks including teas, hot chocolate and hot lemon.

Breakfast options include croissants, pain au chocolat, granola with yoghurt and fruits, and maple syrup pancakes.

The cafe is great to stroll into and enjoy, but is equally as welcoming remote workers who want a change of scenery with their laptops.

Strada Café

Another coffee shop located close the the Latin Quarter, Strada Café focuses on exceptional tasting coffee alongside simple and gourmet dishes. the cafe serves specialty coffee roasted in France, from small, sustainable Ethiopian, Indian and Brazilian producers.

Start your day with a stunning espresso with French Toast or just a simple jam on toast. Or perhaps a flat white with the cake of the day!

Cafe Loustic

Offering speciality coffees, incredible pastries, sandwiches, ice creams, beer and wine, is safe to say Cafe Loustic offers almost everything. The cafe is involved in a partnership with partnership with our roasters Caffènation, based in Antwerp in Belgium which is recognised as one of Europe’s best independent specialty roasters.

The cafe is cosy chic with an interior designed by designed by Dorothée Meilichzon. Loustic was opened 6 years ago by Channa Galhenage who is extremely passionate about coffee, taking its coffee beans and blends very seriously.

 

La Fontaine de Belleville

 La Fontaine de Belleville claims to have the best croque monsieur in the city, are they right? I guess we would have to taste every single one to decide!

The cafe is quintessentially Parisian, arrive in the morning for a quiet coffee, or turn up in the afternoon when you may have to queue a little to get a table. The menu is simple and perfect for an uncomplicated lunch, options include ham-and-cheese baguettes, devilled eggs, and of course, the well-known croque monsieur.

The Hood

The Hood specialises in delicious Asian food alongside speciality coffees throughout the day. There is a great range of teas including vegan options such as Ice Golden Milk Tea, a fresh, bottled drink made from oat milk and homemade golden milk syrup.

There is an excellent street food menu on offer, such as caramelised pork belly and loin with nuoc mam, ginger and garlic with coconut rice and a soy and black tea marinated egg.

HolyBelly

Holybelly is the only place in Paris to get a London Fog (earl grey tea seeped in milk), so whilst it does offer some great coffees, this is one for the tea lovers too. Breakfast and lunch is served all day, and pets are welcome too which is an added bonus!

The cafe offers an upbeat and lively atmosphere, well-known for its pancakes and eggs. 100 people can fit into the cafe and it’s first come, first serve. Drinks and cakes are offered for take away but if you want a more substantial dish, it must be eaten inside.

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