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The Best Coffee Shops in Paris

The Best Coffee Shops in Paris

I didn’t start drinking coffee until I was 27. I loved the taste of coffee ice cream but just never was a coffee drinker. I was traveling in Spain and espresso was offered to me at the end of the meal. I tried it and I was surprised I liked it.

Craft coffee is hot in Paris and only growing. Below is my list of favorite coffee shops all over Paris. You don’t have to go far for a good cup of coffee. It will run you anywhere from 2-6 euros depending on how you like it and if there is milk involved.

If you are looking for an American type coffee, you will want to order filtered coffee. It will be a larger cup of coffee and you can add your milk or sugar. This is what my dad always asks for.

A flat white is a newer offering and involves two shots of espresso and steamed milk. Depending on the spot, this can be very strong. I will typically take this first thing in the morning if I need one big strong coffee.

A latte has more milk and less foam than a cappuccino.

If you want oat milk in your coffee, you are in luck. They have it. You may have to pay an additional $.50 per drink. Ask for lait d’avoine.

Bon Bouquet Café

Alyssa discovered this place so she gets all the credit. I loved it so much, that I went back twice. It was a quick walk from the hotel and everyone was so sweet. They do offer brunch, but we just did takeaway coffees. The mocha is incredible. Worth the splurge in calories.

Boot Café

Boot Café is always a classic that I return to. It’s small, so I typically take my coffee to go. You can sit on the stools right outside if you want to stay and the inside is full. They have iced coffee in the warmer months and it’s so good. They don’t open until 10 am so keep that in mind when you are visiting.

Back in Black

Back in Black is also in the Marais and opens at 9 am. It’s by the same roasters as KB in Montmartre. You can enjoy breakfast, pastries, or snacks until the afternoon. We did takeaway here on my last trip. I want to come back and try their breakfast menu.

Coutume

There are a few locations for Coutume and it’s always reliable and good. I have had breakfast here and also done takeaway.

Strada

I happened to be by Strada while in Paris this last trip and took twenty girls from my trip for round two. It’s a great local spot with fantastic coffee and friendly staff. They were able to accommodate our group of twenty easily with takeaway coffees.

They have breakfast foods, juice, and tea if you aren’t a coffee drinker. You can sit outside on the terrace or inside.

Café Kitsuné

Café Kitsuné has a few locations in the same area. You can grab a coffee right across from The Tuileries, outside the Louvre, or Palais Royal. They each have different open times so make sure to check if you are an early riser.

KB Café

KB has always been a staple in my neighborhood of Montmartre. They have tons of outdoor seating and wifi if you want to work with your laptop while you enjoy a cup.

Loustic

Loustic You can’t miss the café sign outside. You are in for good coffee. They have wifi so you can work from here and they do offer food options.

You can enjoy the detailed google map for more favorite coffee shops. I will continue to add favorites as I discover more in Paris. Do you have a favorite?

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  1. Hi, Rebecca. In response to Rhona’s question about the café advertising gluten-free pastries, it appears to be Le Pont Traversé on rue de Vaugirard in the 6th. Unfortunately it gets mixed Google reviews.

  2. DOSE is a must! There is a location in the 5ème as well as the 17ème. I also believe they opened a new location recently in the 18ème. Best staff, delicious coffee and food and a truly wonderful atmosphere 😊

  3. Hi Rebecca,
    I’m a big fan of yours and especially look forward to reading your Sunday links. I lived in Paris for six months back in 2001 and have been back a few times, most recently in 2019. I was wondering exactly where the coffee shop is that you are standing in front of at the top of this post? It’s not so much the coffee I’m interested in, as the fact that they say all their pastries are gluten-free. One of my daughters has celiac, so I’m collecting names of good places in Paris for her to enjoy pastries safely. I know there is an increasing number of gluten-free establishments in Paris, but I can always use one more!

    Best regards,
    Rhona Ferling

  4. That’s a good list. We overlap quite a bit.
    Here is the list I made when I was there in 2017 for 2 months:
    La Caféotheque in the 4th
    Terres de Café in the 3rd, 4th, 7th, 17th…
    KB in the 9th/18th border
    Back in Black, the 11th
    Le Peloton Café, 4th
    Fringe Coffee, 3rd
    Hexagon, 14th
    La Recyclerie, 18th (mostly for the location!)
    Lomi, 18th

    • Hi James,

      Thank you so much for sharing your list with me and the other readers. I will be sure to check out your recommendations on my next trip.