Favorite Café In Paris #1

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.

1. CRAFT

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.

2. Ob-La-Di

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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

Le Spoune is a favorite of mine because it’s the largest café I’ve been with my friend so far. There are 2 rooms : one when you enter, you have the menu and couple tables, and there is another room in the back with more tables and more space. It’s nice to sit down and discuss in a calm and large space. There’s no wait and it’s a perfect working space as there was many people working there. The place is well used with a library full of books for all age, in the second room. I had the pleasure to eat a chocolate chips cake that with a 4,5€ latte. The prices are very affordable compared to the amazing quality.
 
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