The BEST Parisian Cafés
This guide is filled with the best coffee shops and tea houses in Paris ☕️🫖 🍰 In Paris, Café is an ambiguous title. You'll find that full-blown restaurants are called cafés. I want to clarify that this list is focused on places mainly serving up warm beverages and sweets, which is my own americanized idea of a café. Save this guide and save time in your search for the best hot chocolate, cakes, coffees, and teas in Paris. I've divided this guide into sections based on common areas and neighborhoods in order to provide TONS of places.
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Le Marais

The following cafés are great if exploring or staying in or around the Marais neighborhood. The northern part of the marais is known as the "haut marais" meaning high or top marais and is home of many great restaurants, cafés, and a famous covered market.

Coffee & croissants in an old perfumerie

Grand Café Tortoni
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This espresso bar is in an old perfumerie and one of the best spelling places in Paris, if not the most charming. Amongst the decor of the ancient shop and display of antique perfume shop items, there is a display of perfumes which you can workshop and mix yourself, along with high quality lotions and other perfumed pharmacie items. There is one small bar with high stools where you can order coffee, pastries, and desserts. I love taking people who have never been to Paris here as a start to a tour of the Marais. Start your day early at this place so it's not super busy!
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At the top of this list is the tiniest café (more of an espresso bar) located in an old perfumerie. I love this place because it's charming and smells amazing! The combination of coffee and perfume is delightful. At the bar you can order coffee, pastries, desserts, and even ice cream! The flatware is so cute and you feel like you're in another era. Start here early morning when it's less busy and then go explore the Marais!

Drink tea out of vintage teacups

SALON DE THE CAMELIA
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This charming new tea house is an excellent stop for warming up with some tea. All of the teacups have been thrifted in antique shops and flea markets. Their desserts are home-made, and it's owned by a woman!
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This woman owned tea house is small but so cute. With their homemade desserts, tea selection, and thrifted antique tea cups, you'll definitely love this spot as much as I do. 

Tea & desserts in the oldest teahouse in Paris

Le Loir dans La Théière
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The oldest teahouse in Paris (and probably the busiest)! Located on the famous Rue des Rosiers in the heart of the Marais, this teahouse pumps out fantastic homemade desserts all day long, until 7:30pm! Perfect for afternoon tea or morning breakfast. *You may have to wait*
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In the heart of the marais on the famous Rue des Rosiers, you'll find the oldest teahouse in Paris (and probably the busiest too). This place isn't known for their decor or charm, but rather its history and simply delicious desserts to accompany the crazy amount of teas options.

Waffles & coffee at a bike shop

Le Peloton Café
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One of the few places to find waffles in Paris, but also has great coffee! This café is in a bike rental shop and is popular amongst the biking community.
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Le Peloton is named after the cycling community and fittingly is a café that doubles as a bike rental shop. It's popular for its delicious coffee and waffles (which are rare to comeby in Paris).

Montmartre

Up on the hill near Sacré Coeur you'll also find some great spots for a coffee fix.

Afternoon coffee in a garden terrace

Hôtel Particulier
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The garden at Hotel Particulier is one of my most favorite places in Paris to have a coffee on a nice day. The best time to pop around is after lunch and between dinner. You don't need a reservation, and it'll be like having the garden to yourself.
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One of my all time favorite places to go for a coffee and some reading is in the front garden of Hotel Particulier. Between lunch and dinner services, the garden is open and you can order a warm drink and read a book by the fountain, or stare up at the clouds. It's one of the most charming (cafés) in all of Paris!

Culture & caffeine in a secret garden

Café Renoir
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"Secret" café in the back of the Museum of Montmartre. You can either explore the exhibits and have access to the café, or just pay 5€ to visit the café only. They serve wine and food too! The café is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 11am-5:30pm
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Mix culture with your caffeine at Café Renoir, hidden in the back of the Museum of Montmartre. Tickets to the museum are 15€ and give you access to all of the grounds and exhibits, or you can simply access the café for 5€. It's the perfect place to spend a long sunny afternoon. 

Pigalle & Theatre District

Pigalle and the area around it known as the theatre district have so many great coffee spots and it's the area that I frequent the most. 

The best vegan café

Cloud Cakes
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Vegan café for the non-milk drinkers. Their desserts are really good, and they do fidelity cards!
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Women owned, vegan, and tasty.. what's not to love?! If you are a vegan, or just prefer plant based milks in your coffees, then you'll be able to stop at either location (or both) of Cloud Cakes on your visit to Paris. Their other location on Rue Mandar is more central near Chatelet. 

The freshest coffee roast

La Compagnie du Café
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The freshest coffee in all of Paris - they have a roasting machine and do all of their roasting directly in their shop! Very friendly and you can hang out for as long as you want. Also try their brunch and desserts.
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If freshness is important to you when it comes to your coffee beans, then you must try this café! They roast all of their beans in-house, right there in the shop! I frequent here often for meetings or to get some work done and have also tried many of their desserts and brunch items. I highly recommend!

Café "en terrasse"

KB CaféShop
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Very popular and local coffee hangout near Pigalle. The people watching is great here at the top of Rue des Martyrs. In-house roasting is a bonus.
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Another in-house roaster in the Pigalle area, but KB is much more known for the pavement terrace outside. Inside is very small, and outside is the bustling street of Rue des Martyrs. This is a great spot to people watch and enjoy a coffee at the same time. 

For Middle Eastern coffee

Ibrik Café
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An unsuspecting amazing café serving middle eastern-style coffee and desserts
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If you are into middle-eastern (Ottoman) style coffee, or have never tried it, then you must go to Ibrik! It's also women owned so that's pretty awesome too. 

Gare du Nord-Grands Boulevards

This area includes the 10th arrondissement and the covered passageways near the Grands Boulevards metro station.

Fluffy pancakes and tea time

Violetta et Alfredo - Salon de thé
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Very popular teahouse for their fluffy pancakes and brunch. Afternoon tea time is the least busy and most recommended unless you are okay with standing in a line.
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Violetta et Alfredo is a teahouse that is very popular for their fluffy pancakes and brunch. The decor is cute, using vintage teacups and plates. They have different menus depending on which time of day you are there. Weekends are different than weekdays so I recommend checking their website. Overall it's a great spot for afternoon tea time.

The one in a covered passageway

Le Valentin Jouffroy
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Teahouse and bakery inside the covered passageway "Passage Jouffroy". Perfect for rainy or cold days.
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One of my favorite "hacks" when it's ugly outside is to enjoy the cafés and restaurants inside the covered passageways. You get to people watch and stay warm and comfortable! This tea house is inside Passage Jouffroy and has great drinks and notable desserts. 

For empanadas and family vibes

Léandrés, happy food & coffee
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I love this coffee shop for meeting a friend or hanging out for a bit. They are super friendly here and they come from argentina so they also sell yummy empanadas along with their good coffee.
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The owners at Léandrés are super friendly and welcoming. The decor and ambiance is nice and you feel like you could hang out there for hours. Don't be afraid to try their empanadas along with their delicious coffee. In the lunch hour they do a "formule" which in france is essentially a combo deal.

The humble new café

Jim's Corner
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Excellently rated café that also serves a killer brunch
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Humble and delicious are two reasons why this place is rated so high on Google. The chef is from New Zealand so you know the brunch is bangin. The staff is friendly and overall this place is pretty new but doing it right.

Belleville/Buttes-Chaumont

Belleville and the park Buttes-Chaumont are lively places to experience Paris the local way. 

Vintage café meets art gallery

Floréal Belleville
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Super cute little restaurant/café with vintage decor in the belleville area
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I love this café because it's not just a café. They also display art and double as a cultural center. They do brunch on Sundays and small plates during the week. 

To take to the park for a view over Paris

Sunny
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Great little café serving up breakfast and coffee just in front of the park Buttes-Chaumont
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I came here once in the early morning for breakfast to meet a friend who was just flying in. I loved it. The staff was super friendly and it's right in front of the park Buttes-Chaumont so you could even take your coffee to-go and walk through the park with it. 

Central Paris

This area includes the 1st and 2nd arrondissements from Concorde, Palais Royale, Chatelet, and Sentier metro stations. 

The fastest growing café in Paris 

Noir - Coffee Shop & Torréfacteur
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Fast-growing coffee shop with premium coffee. There are 13 other locations so you can find one in almost any neighborhood. Check out any of the Noir cafés and see what I mean.
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Noir is perhaps the fastest growing coffee "chain" in Paris with 13 locations in the city and 5 more opening this year!! I would guess that they are opening so many because of the high demand for their premium coffee. It's damn good. I've included only this location s specifically because it's no far from Angelina so you may already be nearby and it's worth a try!

Drink Marie Antoinette's tea

Nina's Vendôme
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A tea room serving the same teas that Marie Antoinette had supplied for Versailles
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Over near Place Vendome where the Ritz and all of your favorite designer stores is a small tea room that serves up the same tea that was supplied to Versailles by Marie Antoinette. It's small but if you love tea, it's worth the try for its history. 

For sipping in the Palais-Royal garden

Baguett's Café
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Great coffee shop next to the garden of Palais-Royal (as seen in Emily in Paris and all those IG pics of the striped columns). You can take it to go or try their yummy food options inside.
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Skip the overdone Kitsuné and try a coffee or tea from Baguette's instead. It's practically just next door and better, and it's next to the garden of Palais Royal so you can take it to go and sip it on the benches or take cute pictures by the striped pillars. 

If you're not foolin around when it comes to coffee

L'Arbre à Café - Rue du Nil
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Probably the most serious of all coffee is here. They know their sh** when it comes to where coffee comes from, the roasting process, and the different flavors that come from different ways of preparing it. Also the best sesame cookie that lives rent free in my mind is from here.
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These people really know their sh** when it comes to all things coffee. I think they are the most knowledgeable about not just coffee but also chocolate in all of Paris. 

Arc de Triomphe/Champs-Elysées

When you go explore the Champs-Elysées do NOT make the mistake of going to anything on the avenue. I promise it won't be good or worth the ticket price. Instead, go to these lovely places which are super cute and delicious. 

For the homemade marshmallow hot coco

Inform Café
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Come for the hot chocolate with homemade marshmallow any time of day, but ALSO try the brunch here. So good!
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I know hot chocolate is a thing in Paris, and all the top places for it serve theirs french style with whipped cream, but this place does it the American way with a giant homemade marshmallow that they torch on your drink. UM HELLO, yes please! 

Qewt & Caffeinated 

Azur Café
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Cute café serving brunch all day near the Champs-Elysées and Arch de Triomphe (2 locations)
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Okay so there are two locations both in the same area and each is nice and serves delicious warm drinks and brunch all day. What's not to love?? 

Eiffel Tower

You'll definitely be near the Eiffel Tower on your trip (especially if you're doing a picnic with me) and you're gonna want to check out some of these cafés too.

The "cliché but worth it" hot chocolate

Carette
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The best hot chocolate in Paris that you've definitely seen all over instagram with the whipped cream on the side. It's worth the hype and if you get a table outside then you also get a view of the Eiffel Tower from Trocadero.
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I considered whether or not to include Carette because it's guaranteed that you already know about it, but it is really good and this location (though not the original) is great for the additional view of the Eiffel Tower from Trocadero. Their food selection is okay and limited, but they really shine at desserts and drinks. 

To take to the Champ de Mars park

Terres de Café
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Tiny but mighty café very close to the Eiffel Tower and ideal for takeaway to the park
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This location of Terres (there are several in Paris) makes this list because of how close it is to the Eiffel Tower. It's tiny inside but you won't need to sit inside if you take your coffee to-go and enjoy it at the champ de mars park. The coffee is also super good btw.

Left-Bank

You'll commonly hear Paris divided into two main sides; right and left bank. The left bank is on the lower side of the Seine river that cuts through the middle of the city. It's typically "quieter" as in it's less built up as the right side. The left bank is usually home to families and students studying at the Sorbonne. The restaurants and cafés on the left bank are typically catering to these groups in their respected neighborhoods. 

The one in a library

Maison Fleuret Paris
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A quiet coffee shop inside a library where you can sip tea or coffee and have a dessert or breakfast with a good book.
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Maison Fleuret is a unique coffee shop because it is inside a library/bookstore. You can come for breakfast (early is best) or stop by for an afternoon coffee and sweet treat and enjoy some quiet time with a book (or two). 

The one in a flower shop

Lily of the Valley
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Café that also is a flower shop, serving up warm drinks and sweets. The icon on this app is showing it in the wrong location, follow the address 174 rue du Chateau Paris 14
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If you love the smell of flowers then you better make sure you check out Lily of the Valley for a little pick-me-up. This flower shop doubles as a café and serves up some beautiful cakes and delicious drinks. 

The one in a mosque

Restaurant La Mosquée de Paris
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Tea house and restaurant inside the Grand Mosque of Paris. On a nice day you can sit outside in the gardens
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If you've seen Emily in Paris, then you might have already known there is a Grand Mosque of Paris and go to the hammam spa. However you might not yet know that there is a café/restaurant in the gardens there where you can drink moroccan tea (very sweet green tea) and try exotic desserts. 

For Korean coffee & treats

+82 PARIS
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Korean café for korean desserts (stuffed pancakes & bingsu) and drinks
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One of the only Korean cafés that I know of is on the left bank. You can find bingsu here (shaved ice dessert) and other classics like vanilla or green tea lattes. 

Good news on the left bank

Good News Coffee Shop
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Café known for their brunch and breakfast items. Wonderful coffee and selection here!
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For good coffee and a nice brunch menu, check out Good News in the 15th. 

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The BEST Parisian Cafés
This guide is filled with the best coffee shops and tea houses in Paris ☕️🫖 🍰 In Paris, Café is an ambiguous title. You'll find that full-blown restaurants are called cafés. I want to clarify that this list is focused on places mainly serving up warm beverages and sweets, which is my own americanized idea of a café. Save this guide and save time in your search for the best hot chocolate, cakes, coffees, and teas in Paris. I've divided this guide into sections based on common areas and neighborhoods in order to provide TONS of places.
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Le Marais

The following cafés are great if exploring or staying in or around the Marais neighborhood. The northern part of the marais is known as the "haut marais" meaning high or top marais and is home of many great restaurants, cafés, and a famous covered market.

Coffee & croissants in an old perfumerie

Grand Café Tortoni
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This espresso bar is in an old perfumerie and one of the best spelling places in Paris, if not the most charming. Amongst the decor of the ancient shop and display of antique perfume shop items, there is a display of perfumes which you can workshop and mix yourself, along with high quality lotions and other perfumed pharmacie items. There is one small bar with high stools where you can order coffee, pastries, and desserts. I love taking people who have never been to Paris here as a start to a tour of the Marais. Start your day early at this place so it's not super busy!
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At the top of this list is the tiniest café (more of an espresso bar) located in an old perfumerie. I love this place because it's charming and smells amazing! The combination of coffee and perfume is delightful. At the bar you can order coffee, pastries, desserts, and even ice cream! The flatware is so cute and you feel like you're in another era. Start here early morning when it's less busy and then go explore the Marais!

Drink tea out of vintage teacups

SALON DE THE CAMELIA
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This charming new tea house is an excellent stop for warming up with some tea. All of the teacups have been thrifted in antique shops and flea markets. Their desserts are home-made, and it's owned by a woman!
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This woman owned tea house is small but so cute. With their homemade desserts, tea selection, and thrifted antique tea cups, you'll definitely love this spot as much as I do. 

Tea & desserts in the oldest teahouse in Paris

Le Loir dans La Théière
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The oldest teahouse in Paris (and probably the busiest)! Located on the famous Rue des Rosiers in the heart of the Marais, this teahouse pumps out fantastic homemade desserts all day long, until 7:30pm! Perfect for afternoon tea or morning breakfast. *You may have to wait*
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In the heart of the marais on the famous Rue des Rosiers, you'll find the oldest teahouse in Paris (and probably the busiest too). This place isn't known for their decor or charm, but rather its history and simply delicious desserts to accompany the crazy amount of teas options.

Waffles & coffee at a bike shop

Le Peloton Café
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One of the few places to find waffles in Paris, but also has great coffee! This café is in a bike rental shop and is popular amongst the biking community.
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Le Peloton is named after the cycling community and fittingly is a café that doubles as a bike rental shop. It's popular for its delicious coffee and waffles (which are rare to comeby in Paris).

Montmartre

Up on the hill near Sacré Coeur you'll also find some great spots for a coffee fix.

Afternoon coffee in a garden terrace

Hôtel Particulier
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The garden at Hotel Particulier is one of my most favorite places in Paris to have a coffee on a nice day. The best time to pop around is after lunch and between dinner. You don't need a reservation, and it'll be like having the garden to yourself.
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One of my all time favorite places to go for a coffee and some reading is in the front garden of Hotel Particulier. Between lunch and dinner services, the garden is open and you can order a warm drink and read a book by the fountain, or stare up at the clouds. It's one of the most charming (cafés) in all of Paris!

Culture & caffeine in a secret garden

Café Renoir
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"Secret" café in the back of the Museum of Montmartre. You can either explore the exhibits and have access to the café, or just pay 5€ to visit the café only. They serve wine and food too! The café is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 11am-5:30pm
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Mix culture with your caffeine at Café Renoir, hidden in the back of the Museum of Montmartre. Tickets to the museum are 15€ and give you access to all of the grounds and exhibits, or you can simply access the café for 5€. It's the perfect place to spend a long sunny afternoon. 

Pigalle & Theatre District

Pigalle and the area around it known as the theatre district have so many great coffee spots and it's the area that I frequent the most. 

The best vegan café

Cloud Cakes
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Vegan café for the non-milk drinkers. Their desserts are really good, and they do fidelity cards!
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Women owned, vegan, and tasty.. what's not to love?! If you are a vegan, or just prefer plant based milks in your coffees, then you'll be able to stop at either location (or both) of Cloud Cakes on your visit to Paris. Their other location on Rue Mandar is more central near Chatelet. 

The freshest coffee roast

La Compagnie du Café
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The freshest coffee in all of Paris - they have a roasting machine and do all of their roasting directly in their shop! Very friendly and you can hang out for as long as you want. Also try their brunch and desserts.
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If freshness is important to you when it comes to your coffee beans, then you must try this café! They roast all of their beans in-house, right there in the shop! I frequent here often for meetings or to get some work done and have also tried many of their desserts and brunch items. I highly recommend!

Café "en terrasse"

KB CaféShop
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Very popular and local coffee hangout near Pigalle. The people watching is great here at the top of Rue des Martyrs. In-house roasting is a bonus.
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Another in-house roaster in the Pigalle area, but KB is much more known for the pavement terrace outside. Inside is very small, and outside is the bustling street of Rue des Martyrs. This is a great spot to people watch and enjoy a coffee at the same time. 

For Middle Eastern coffee

Ibrik Café
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An unsuspecting amazing café serving middle eastern-style coffee and desserts
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If you are into middle-eastern (Ottoman) style coffee, or have never tried it, then you must go to Ibrik! It's also women owned so that's pretty awesome too. 

Gare du Nord-Grands Boulevards

This area includes the 10th arrondissement and the covered passageways near the Grands Boulevards metro station.

Fluffy pancakes and tea time

Violetta et Alfredo - Salon de thé
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Very popular teahouse for their fluffy pancakes and brunch. Afternoon tea time is the least busy and most recommended unless you are okay with standing in a line.
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Violetta et Alfredo is a teahouse that is very popular for their fluffy pancakes and brunch. The decor is cute, using vintage teacups and plates. They have different menus depending on which time of day you are there. Weekends are different than weekdays so I recommend checking their website. Overall it's a great spot for afternoon tea time.

The one in a covered passageway

Le Valentin Jouffroy
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Teahouse and bakery inside the covered passageway "Passage Jouffroy". Perfect for rainy or cold days.
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One of my favorite "hacks" when it's ugly outside is to enjoy the cafés and restaurants inside the covered passageways. You get to people watch and stay warm and comfortable! This tea house is inside Passage Jouffroy and has great drinks and notable desserts. 

For empanadas and family vibes

Léandrés, happy food & coffee
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I love this coffee shop for meeting a friend or hanging out for a bit. They are super friendly here and they come from argentina so they also sell yummy empanadas along with their good coffee.
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The owners at Léandrés are super friendly and welcoming. The decor and ambiance is nice and you feel like you could hang out there for hours. Don't be afraid to try their empanadas along with their delicious coffee. In the lunch hour they do a "formule" which in france is essentially a combo deal.

The humble new café

Jim's Corner
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Excellently rated café that also serves a killer brunch
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Humble and delicious are two reasons why this place is rated so high on Google. The chef is from New Zealand so you know the brunch is bangin. The staff is friendly and overall this place is pretty new but doing it right.

Belleville/Buttes-Chaumont

Belleville and the park Buttes-Chaumont are lively places to experience Paris the local way. 

Vintage café meets art gallery

Floréal Belleville
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Super cute little restaurant/café with vintage decor in the belleville area
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I love this café because it's not just a café. They also display art and double as a cultural center. They do brunch on Sundays and small plates during the week. 

To take to the park for a view over Paris

Sunny
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Great little café serving up breakfast and coffee just in front of the park Buttes-Chaumont
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I came here once in the early morning for breakfast to meet a friend who was just flying in. I loved it. The staff was super friendly and it's right in front of the park Buttes-Chaumont so you could even take your coffee to-go and walk through the park with it. 

Central Paris

This area includes the 1st and 2nd arrondissements from Concorde, Palais Royale, Chatelet, and Sentier metro stations. 

The fastest growing café in Paris 

Noir - Coffee Shop & Torréfacteur
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Fast-growing coffee shop with premium coffee. There are 13 other locations so you can find one in almost any neighborhood. Check out any of the Noir cafés and see what I mean.
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Noir is perhaps the fastest growing coffee "chain" in Paris with 13 locations in the city and 5 more opening this year!! I would guess that they are opening so many because of the high demand for their premium coffee. It's damn good. I've included only this location s specifically because it's no far from Angelina so you may already be nearby and it's worth a try!

Drink Marie Antoinette's tea

Nina's Vendôme
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A tea room serving the same teas that Marie Antoinette had supplied for Versailles
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Over near Place Vendome where the Ritz and all of your favorite designer stores is a small tea room that serves up the same tea that was supplied to Versailles by Marie Antoinette. It's small but if you love tea, it's worth the try for its history. 

For sipping in the Palais-Royal garden

Baguett's Café
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Great coffee shop next to the garden of Palais-Royal (as seen in Emily in Paris and all those IG pics of the striped columns). You can take it to go or try their yummy food options inside.
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Skip the overdone Kitsuné and try a coffee or tea from Baguette's instead. It's practically just next door and better, and it's next to the garden of Palais Royal so you can take it to go and sip it on the benches or take cute pictures by the striped pillars. 

If you're not foolin around when it comes to coffee

L'Arbre à Café - Rue du Nil
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Probably the most serious of all coffee is here. They know their sh** when it comes to where coffee comes from, the roasting process, and the different flavors that come from different ways of preparing it. Also the best sesame cookie that lives rent free in my mind is from here.
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These people really know their sh** when it comes to all things coffee. I think they are the most knowledgeable about not just coffee but also chocolate in all of Paris. 

Arc de Triomphe/Champs-Elysées

When you go explore the Champs-Elysées do NOT make the mistake of going to anything on the avenue. I promise it won't be good or worth the ticket price. Instead, go to these lovely places which are super cute and delicious. 

For the homemade marshmallow hot coco

Inform Café
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Come for the hot chocolate with homemade marshmallow any time of day, but ALSO try the brunch here. So good!
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I know hot chocolate is a thing in Paris, and all the top places for it serve theirs french style with whipped cream, but this place does it the American way with a giant homemade marshmallow that they torch on your drink. UM HELLO, yes please! 

Qewt & Caffeinated 

Azur Café
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Cute café serving brunch all day near the Champs-Elysées and Arch de Triomphe (2 locations)
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Okay so there are two locations both in the same area and each is nice and serves delicious warm drinks and brunch all day. What's not to love?? 

Eiffel Tower

You'll definitely be near the Eiffel Tower on your trip (especially if you're doing a picnic with me) and you're gonna want to check out some of these cafés too.

The "cliché but worth it" hot chocolate

Carette
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The best hot chocolate in Paris that you've definitely seen all over instagram with the whipped cream on the side. It's worth the hype and if you get a table outside then you also get a view of the Eiffel Tower from Trocadero.
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I considered whether or not to include Carette because it's guaranteed that you already know about it, but it is really good and this location (though not the original) is great for the additional view of the Eiffel Tower from Trocadero. Their food selection is okay and limited, but they really shine at desserts and drinks. 

To take to the Champ de Mars park

Terres de Café
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Tiny but mighty café very close to the Eiffel Tower and ideal for takeaway to the park
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This location of Terres (there are several in Paris) makes this list because of how close it is to the Eiffel Tower. It's tiny inside but you won't need to sit inside if you take your coffee to-go and enjoy it at the champ de mars park. The coffee is also super good btw.

Left-Bank

You'll commonly hear Paris divided into two main sides; right and left bank. The left bank is on the lower side of the Seine river that cuts through the middle of the city. It's typically "quieter" as in it's less built up as the right side. The left bank is usually home to families and students studying at the Sorbonne. The restaurants and cafés on the left bank are typically catering to these groups in their respected neighborhoods. 

The one in a library

Maison Fleuret Paris
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A quiet coffee shop inside a library where you can sip tea or coffee and have a dessert or breakfast with a good book.
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Maison Fleuret is a unique coffee shop because it is inside a library/bookstore. You can come for breakfast (early is best) or stop by for an afternoon coffee and sweet treat and enjoy some quiet time with a book (or two). 

The one in a flower shop

Lily of the Valley
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Café that also is a flower shop, serving up warm drinks and sweets. The icon on this app is showing it in the wrong location, follow the address 174 rue du Chateau Paris 14
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If you love the smell of flowers then you better make sure you check out Lily of the Valley for a little pick-me-up. This flower shop doubles as a café and serves up some beautiful cakes and delicious drinks. 

The one in a mosque

Restaurant La Mosquée de Paris
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Tea house and restaurant inside the Grand Mosque of Paris. On a nice day you can sit outside in the gardens
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If you've seen Emily in Paris, then you might have already known there is a Grand Mosque of Paris and go to the hammam spa. However you might not yet know that there is a café/restaurant in the gardens there where you can drink moroccan tea (very sweet green tea) and try exotic desserts. 

For Korean coffee & treats

+82 PARIS
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Korean café for korean desserts (stuffed pancakes & bingsu) and drinks
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One of the only Korean cafés that I know of is on the left bank. You can find bingsu here (shaved ice dessert) and other classics like vanilla or green tea lattes. 

Good news on the left bank

Good News Coffee Shop
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Café known for their brunch and breakfast items. Wonderful coffee and selection here!
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For good coffee and a nice brunch menu, check out Good News in the 15th. 

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