5 of the Best Cafe’s in Paris

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Cafe’s hold a special place in Paris’ heart. Locals and travelers have always frequented the cafes to read a book while sipping an espresso, people watch, meet with friends, or have a cozy chat with their love over a cappuccino and slice of cake. Today, we’d like to point you in the direction of five of the best cafe’s we know of in the heart of Paris. Beloved by the French, and adored by tourists.

Cafe des 2 Moulins

Cafe des 2 Moulins

This cafe became particularly popular after it was featured in the hit film Amelie. Located right on the corner, and with plenty of sitting room, this cafe has perfect baked goods, delicious coffee, and is the perfect spot to watch the comings and goings of Paris.

Merce & The Muse

Merce & The Muse

There are plenty of Starbucks in Paris, and they are loved, but Merce and the Muse offers a truly unique take on American-establishment coffee shops. Hit up this shop for a delicious carrot muffin and an astonishingly good latte made fresh from beans ordered from Copenahgen’s Coffee Collective.

Cafe de la Nouvelle Mairie

Cafe de la Nouvelle Mairie

Close to the Sorbonne, the lycée Henri IV and the Ecole Normale Supérieure, this cafe is a hit with students. Not to mention its decor is wonderful with it’s stone walls and gorgeous wooden floors. One can also sit on the sidewalk terrace and enjoy their coffee, or a glass of natural wine.

Coutume Cafe

Coutume Café

Owned by a French and Austrialian pair who have a true passion for good coffee, beans are roasted on site here and brewed in interesting contraptions even the savviest of coffee enthusiasts will have never seen. They also have the first “Strada” Marzocco espresso machine in Paris. The owners here feel it is their obligation to provide only the freshest most well brewed coffee in Paris, and they think other shops are taking the easy way out with unfresh Robusta brews.

La Mer a Boire

La Mer à Boire

This cafe sits on a beautiful spot that overlooks the Parc de Belleville in Paris, which is one of the highest points in Paris. You can actually enjoy sprawling city views all the way to the Eiffel Tower here. The inside of the cafe is nice as well, and painted a warm and vibrant orange. Hook up to their wi-fi, sip on some gourmet brew, and enjoy the flood of artists that come in from every which way into the cafe. You can even hear some young local musicians perform on the weekends.