Not unlike so many others, I have an addiction to trendy Parisian coffee shops. I haven’t to Paris for a while but I recently found this old list. I found some of these cafés through the internet, but most of them by word of mouth. Without further ado, here is Part 1 of my collection of stylish cafés in Paris.
AntiCafé – Louvre
I’m sure you all know from my previous article how obsessed I am with the AntiCafe by the Louvre. Here, you will find a unique space, with friendly baristas, where you can write a novel on your new Chrome Book 😉
10 rue de Richelieu ; Metro Stop: Pyramides (line 14)
wifi password: bienvenue
AntiCafe in Beaubourg
The biggest AntiCafe of the two in Paris is a mecca for the hardworking, trendy people in Paris. Known as “The Innovation Factory” it is drastically larger than it’s counterpart; two floors of pure class. There are long, dining tables where you could sit with a study group or elbow-to-elbow with a middle-aged man with dreads. This place is almost always packed to the brim so it’s better to get there early in the day. They open at 9 and close at 10 during the week and 10 to 9 on the weekends. You can have your birthday party here!
79 Rue Quincampoix ; Metro Stop: Châtelet (line 1)
no wifi password
Loustic offers a warm, cozy vibe from the moment you walk through the doors. I was overwhelmed with the many coffee choices I was presented and was recommended a strong African dark roast. There was an impressive amount of flavor in a simple cup of coffee, but I still added a little bit of sugar. You can tell there have been many souls in and out to taste the latest blends. Note: there are no laptops allowed on the weekends.
PS- The owner, Channa, is super cool.
40 rue Chapon ; Metro Stop: Arts et Métiers (line 3)
wifi password: bienvenue
I visited Café Lomi for the first time on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Dark wood and open spaces gave the place a warm, comforting air. The prices were more than reasonable and, lucky for me, each table comes with a big bottle of water. However, it is a little bit out of the way in the 18th arrondissement.
3 ter Rue Marcadet, 75018 Paris, France ; Metro Stop: Marcadet – Poissonnieres (line 12)
wifi password: costarica
A Swedish cafe with an abstract design, Coutume Institutti has a large room for you to study, meet with friends, or dine. Four long white tables host a variety of interesting people, looking for a calm place with great background music. I was introduced to this place by a friend of mine, who spends her time there drawing. Though the prices are a little steep, the food and drinks are delicious and I look forward to going there again.
60 Rue des Écoles ; Metro Stop: Hôtel de Ville (line 1)
wifi password: coutumecafe
So there you have it. If you’re ever in Paris, you know where to go to draw, read, write or just to appreciate a good cup of coffee. See you there 🙂
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