Favorite Paris Coffee Shops

We love strolling and exploring the streets of Paris and stopping at our favorite Paris Coffee Shops to enjoy some delicious coffee, pastries, and bread – and maybe even do some work. So when we visit Paris we always include plenty of time to stop at our favorite coffee shops. There are so many coffee choices in Paris, though our preference is for the smaller local places rather than the famous Grands Cafes (though we do enjoy an hour or two people watching on a terrasse). Following is our list of our favorite Paris Coffee Shops.

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Circus favorite paris coffee shops


This rustic bakery is known for its delicious baked goods and more importantly for its sourdough pizza. Circus bakery’s original shop front has a stunning of wood paned window through which one can admire the bakers working their magic.

63 Rue Galande

Fragments  favorite paris coffee shops


This rustic gem is nestled down a quaint street. Enjoy an espresso and a home-cooked pastry while admiring their colorful geometric tiled counter their large windows will have you peering out at passersby on their bicycles, the true essence of Parisian lifestyle.

76 Rue des Tournelles

Boot cafe  favorite paris coffee shops


An old shoe repair store with the original shopfont intact inspired the name for this coffee shop. The word “cordonnerie” still appears at the top of their wooden façade, but make no mistake, you won’t find any boots in here. See more.

19 Rue du Pont aux Choux

officine universelle buly 1803


This stunning shop seduces the senses. This beautiful space, one of two Officine Universelle Buly’s Paris shops, one can find a “remedy”, a beauty cream or simply enjoy a coffee. Buly 1803’s gorgeous interior, reminiscent of a bygone era is realized in its architectural details and beautiful packaged products.

45 Rue de Saintonge

matamata  favorite paris coffee shops


Named for a town in New Zealand, where two of the owners were married, Matamata serves delicious coffee drinks and brunch items.

58 Rue d’Argout

o/ho/e paris coffee shops


The OHPE stands for objets / homemade pâtisserie / épicerie which is a roundup of the offerings at this sweet coffee shop. One can view the patisserie items being made through a window into the bakery.

27 rue du Château d’Eau

cafe kitsune paris


Tucked into the gardens of the gorgeous Palais Royal, Café Kitsuné has retained the original haberdashery shopfront.

 51 Galerie de Montpensier

berry paris


What more could you ask from a coffee shop in sunny little street except delicious coffee? Pastries? They’ve got them, and vegan options, too.

10 rue Chapon

% arabica  favorite paris coffee shops


Seeing the world through coffee, founder Kenneth Shoji brought a coffee farm in Hawaii and opened a flagship store in Kyoto. Six years later % Arabica now has 77 shops around the world.

44-47 Passage des Panoramas

10 belles coffee shop paris


Ten belles is one of Paris’ original specialty coffee shops, located steps away from the popular Canal-Saint-Martin. A few lucky people can be seated at the shopfront to watch the world go by, but don’t worry a little wooden mezzanine inside will seat another handful of people.

10 Rue de la Grange aux Belles

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