One of my favorite hobby is, believe it or not, spend my afternoon in coffee shop or as we commonly call in France “Café”. It’s an old tradition that every good French knows and especially in Paris where you have a coffee shop in every corner. In english it’s called “coffee shop” but it’s more like a restaurant style than a Starbucks. It’s part of the french history and heritage for a long time now. No matter what we do, we always end up in a cafés talking about what’s in our minds and enjoy the day. It’s a convivial place of sharing, talking and debating. If you ever come to Paris you’re going to see that and if you’ve already had the pleasure to visit the city, of course you noticed it. However you have to be aware that not every café is friendly especially when it comes to paying because some cafés that are located in touristy areas are excessively expensive. That’s why, with one my girlfriend we decided to go on a café adventure and try out some of the cafés in Paris that offer affordable drinks in an very instagram vibe.
24 rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris
It’s a coffee shop located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, in the East. It’s hidden in a quiet street near Place de la République among a bunch of co-working spaces. It’s generally very calm and perfect as a working environment. The interior is very simple, black and white. There is also a bar for 4 or 5 persons and the total space is acceptable. Not huge but not tiny either. I went during the week so the working space was very busy but I feel that even during the week-ends you need to force your way in. However, I’d say that the only negative side is the decoration that’s a little basic.
54 rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris
This is a small coffee shop located in Marais, Paris. The decoration is very cute and tumblr like. They serve everything from iced latte to avocado toasts and granola bowls. The girls who run the place are very nice and welcoming. The fact that it’s tiny makes it more cozy. As for the price, drinks cost around 4-5€ and food about 11-15€ but the quality is worth the price. As you can see, their food is aesthetically “instagram ready” which is so enjoyable.
3. Le Spoune
36 rue Saint-Sébastien, 75011 Paris