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.

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Easy Yummy Pancakes

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Pancakes are my favorite breakfast in the whole world. It’s for me the best way to start the day because you can top it with pretty much everything you want. It really depends on you. Today, I decided to recreate my favorite recipe by Jamie Oliver. Gosh you must visit his website and learn more about his recipes because I love them. I turned this recipe to be for 1 person so about 3 pancakes because it’s how many I eat. I added my little touch of greed and I promise it makes a difference ! Hope you’ll like it and if you have any suggestions, feel free to comment.

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1 person | Preparation : 5 min | Bake : 10 min

Ingredients

  •  2 eggs
  • 85g of flour
  • 100ml of milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Cacao and hazelnut spread

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Not The Big Apple

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Hot chocolate with a slice of apple pie that just came out of the oven and vanilla ice cream on top is the best way to make me happy. Apple pie has always been my favorite dessert. The crunch of the pastry and the taste of caramelized apple will make anyone fell in love. Bake it for your family or just enjoy it with some friends, you can’t go wrong.

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5-7 persons | Prepation : 20 min | Bake : 25 min

Ingredients

  • 2 apples
  • Applesauce
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Short crust pastry
  • Butter

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Chocolate Brownies

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Baking is my favorite hobby and every time I enjoy it so much ! It’s been a while since I’ve written my last recipe and I’m glad to share this new brownies one with you. Of course, when it comes to chocolate, the basic brownies are a must-do. It’s a classical recipe that can melt down anyone’s heart. Bake it for your friends, your family and enjoy !

Ingredients

Preparation : 15 min | Cooking : 20 min | 6-7 persons
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