The new coffee shops to know.

Coffee Shop

Close your eyes and imagine. A good smell of coffee diffuses everywhere in a cozy decor. We hear the percos rumbling. Beautiful granolas parade between the tables, the maxi slices of cakes are eaten with a fork.

Inspired by the London and New York addresses that made us fantasize in the series (hello , Central Perk ), these Parisian coffee shops made us want to stay there for hours. That's what we did.



The neighborhood: République.

Why we love it: Just in time for the upcoming fashion weeks, Café Kitsuné on Rue du Vertbois embodies the decor elements of a true Parisian brasserie... with a Japanese twist. Think large white and matcha green tiles, a highly kawaii Barista Fox icon, and cane chairs for a look that you'll definitely want to capture on Instagram.

What we love to order: Let's focus on some limited editions, like the 3 Layers Matcha with coconut milk (the whipped matcha cream on top is a delight), a Strawberry and Matcha Cream Sando, and a coconut-matcha madeleine (€4.50). You'll also find the house's best-sellers, various lattes (matcha, chai, coffee, €6), muffins (€5), and hot chocolate (€6).

The extra touch: The lovely boutique corner allows you to stock up on gift ideas with adorable collectible goodies featuring the Barista Fox, including notebooks, mugs, tote bags, and postcards.

Café Kitsuné Vertbois, 30 Rue du Vertbois, Paris 3rd. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.




The neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Why we love it: It's hard to get more charming than this recently inaugurated pocket-sized coffee shop at the entrance of the legendary Ralph Lauren store on Boulevard Saint-Germain. From the life-size bear welcoming you with its little apron to the leather and velvet bench, tartan accents, and giant chandelier, everything at Ralph's Coffee is designed to immerse you in the atmosphere of an American Christmas movie.

What to order: The must-try Ralph’s hot chocolate (€7), an iced matcha latte (€6.90), a cappuccino (€6), or an English Breakfast tea (€5.50), not to mention the irresistible carrot cake with its downright addictive frosting (€7) or a chocolate chip cookie (€5.50).

The extra touch: Don't leave without grabbing one of the beauties displayed on the shelves, such as a stoneware cup and saucer (€55), a dessert plate (€30), a cap, a bag of Ralph’s Roast coffee, or a beautifully scented candle (€80).

Ralph’s Coffee, 173 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris 6th. Open every day from 9 am to 6 pm.




The neighborhood: Opéra.

Why we love it: For its location, just steps away from the Opera in the charming Rue Edouard VII, leading to the eponymous theater, away from the noise of cars. At Auburn, you can enjoy a quiet break in a cozy space surrounded by book-filled shelves that you're free to peruse. And when the sun makes an appearance, head to their lovely terrace. Chic and chill at the same time.

What to order: Auburn had the smart idea of selecting its coffee beans from L’arbre à Café, one of the best suppliers in Paris. Depending on your mood, you can opt for a simple espresso (€3), a frothy cappuccino (€6), or a creamy latte (€6). The menu also includes hot or cold matcha lattes (€5) and teas and infusions from Nunshen (€7). For a real breakfast, the Morning Bowl (fresh fruits, granola, Greek yogurt, and almond butter) will satisfy healthy appetites (€13). Craving a treat? The homemade chocolate/chestnut cake is amazing! (€8 per slice).

The extra touch: In the evening, Auburn transforms into a wine bar with enticing small plates for sharing.

Auburn, 2 Rue Edouard VII, Paris 9th. 01 44 80 00 32. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 10:30 pm, and Monday and Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm.



The neighborhood: Notre Dame de Lorette.

Why we love it: For its ultra-vibrant decor designed by the Spanish designers Masquespacio. Jovia sets the tone from its storefront, offering a chromatic bath in violet and orange within its walls, featuring tables and seats with flowing curves that make the on-site option a must! At the helm is the charming Amélie, a former tax lawyer who left everything to realize this project around an inclusive well-being menu (vegan, veggie, gluten-free, as well as fish and meats) with 100% homemade recipes and drinks packed with beneficial ingredients.

What to order: A Rainbow Latte to replenish your vitamins. If you're a fan of spices, go for the Golden Latte, a mix of turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and red pepper that provides a good boost while being detoxifying and anti-inflammatory. Feeling stressed? Dive into the Blue Latte with butterfly pea flower powder, blue like a lagoon, with soothing properties (€4.90 for medium, €5.90 for large). The menu also includes powerful smoothies combining superfoods, such as the Perfect Skin with matcha, marine collagen, banana, pineapple, and oat-based plant milk or the Sexy Berry blending acai berry, acerola, banana, and raspberry (€7.90). To accompany them, there's a matcha cookie (€3.50), a slice of vegan cake (€4), or a gluten-free healthy brownie (€5).

The extra touch: Superfoods (spirulina, CBD, turmeric, acerola, etc.) are also available for individual purchase in "Pochons by Jovia": one dose equals one use (€1).

Jovia, 5 Rue Bourdaloue, Paris 9th. 01 88 61 16 98. Open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.




The neighborhood: Oberkampf.

Why we love it: Because it takes us on a journey! In terms of decor, the design duo Mur.Mur has left its mark. A serene space bathed in milky white and raw materials, Kapé features a star-shaped round table in the center topped with a monumental chandelier with small petal-shaped lamps. Led by two thirty-something friends, Kapé brings to life their common desire to introduce Parisians to the treasures of Filipino cuisine and its addictive flavors.

What to order: Without hesitation, try the Ube Latte made from purple yam native to the Philippines (similar in taste to sweet potato), which beautifully colors this drink complemented by specialty coffee from Fève and plant-based milk (€6). Pair it with a cookie with a delightful vanilla flavor! (€4). For hot chocolate lovers, Kapé's version comes from Philippine cocoa (€5.50). Also worth trying is the delicious Coffee Jelly, a milky dessert with coffee jelly cubes, visually appealing (€6.50)!

The extra touch: A small gourmet corner with a refined selection of Filipino products to take home, such as Strawberry Sunflowers Crackers (€3.50) or Mango Pineapple Balls (€3.90).

Kapé, 17 Rue de Malte, Paris 11th. Open Wednesday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. Closed on Monday and Tuesday.



The neighborhood: Rochechouart.

Why we love it: Because it's a super cute neighborhood spot run by the lovely Jihee, serving quality coffee from Brûlerie de Varenne and offering homemade Korean treats every day. With its almond green walls, Dalda-Li is an XS spot with a counter and a few stools.

What to order: The comforting Chestnut Macchiato sprinkled with cinnamon that might bring you back for more! (€6). The filter coffee version is excellent (€4). For a calming break, the Cheong tea with fermented plum syrup is a real discovery (€4). You can't settle for just a drink—you can't leave without trying Yalgwa, a traditional Korean cake resembling a small flower made from wheat flour, corn flour, ginger, and cinnamon. The black sesame version with a touch of honey is a winner (€3). The cookie version is not bad either (€6). And if there's any left, the matcha and red bean tiramisu: yum! (€5.50).

The extra touch: If you're in a pair, aim for the spot at the back of the room where you can sit on cushions at a low wooden table.

Dalda-Li by Kini, 23 Rue Marguerite Rochechouart, Paris 9th. Open Tuesday to Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm.



The neighborhood: Grands Boulevards.

Why we love it: Nestled in Passage Jouffroy, Loutsa tantalizes the senses with its intoxicating aromas. The unique aspect of the place is that the coffee is roasted on-site every day: absolute freshness and intense fragrance! Driven by the desire to popularize specialty coffees, the Lyon-based couple Caroline and Guillaume Langloy conceived Loutsa as a multisensory coffee experience. The venue features a counter, a few tables for savoring the moment, and a boutique space where you can buy the perfect coffee for home while consulting the original Aroma Chart that delivers all the flavors with clockwork precision!

What to order: The hazelnut-infused latte madness composed of frothy milk, an espresso shot, and hazelnuts (€5.20), also available in a cold, oat milk frappé version (€5.80). Treat yourself to a double espresso of the freshly roasted grand cru of the moment (€5) or go all out with the Loutsa Trio, which introduces 3 extraction methods (€12).

The extra touch: Coffeeology workshops to learn the secrets of latte art, prepare the perfect espresso, or discover the complexity of specialty coffee (starting from €49).

Loutsa, Passage Jouffroy, 10-12 Boulevard Montmartre, Paris 9th. Open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 6 pm.



The district: Pelleport-Gambetta.

Why we love it: Because it's hot! Bathed in light, this place is a sweet mix between an English pub, a New York café and a French bistro. Congratulations to the designers of Cocorico Paris and to Daniel the smart owner, who landed in Paris from his native England with a dream of a place come true. Lulled all day long by a jazzy soundtrack , The Dancing Goat sets an ultra cool atmosphere. By far the best spot in the area to go to rest or work with your computer.

What we like to order: homemade pastries that catch the eye on the console, because sweets are the DNA of the house: cookies (€3), cakes (the orange one is hot, coconut too!), marbled cake (€4), chocolate brownie (€4)…. And for drinks, the slate compiles all the essential caffeines prepared by the local barista: espresso/long (€2.50), filter and cappuccino (€4). And cold drinks like the excellent iced matcha latte (€5.5) or freshly made fruit juices (€5).

The extra thing: for those in a hurry, a small window in the continuity of the bar which allows you to order your favorite drink from the street.

The Dancing Goat , 117 avenue Gambetta, Paris 20th, open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


FIKA at the Swedish Institute

The district: Marais.

Why we love it: it's the editorial HQ! Right in the courtyard of the magnificent private mansion of the Swedish Institute , rue Pavée in the Marais , the coffee shop Fika turns out to be a place 100% lagom ( Swedish hygge ) as only Swedes have the secret, between comfort food and chill atmosphere like in Stockholm .

What we like to order: delicious Swedish coffees like the BAM BAM! Lykke Kaffegårdar in ultra-pop packaging (smooth latte €4.50, double espresso €3.50) or a Swedish Stallarholmens Brygghus beer (€6.50) to accompany local sweets such as a sublime princess cake (€6) or the cinnamon bullar rolls (€3). But our cute sin is to catch their addictive vegetable soup (€7), lovely rye bread slices (€7.50), bombastic meatballs (€7) or even a laxpudding for lunch. , this potato gratin flavored with dill, salmon and accompanied by its salad (€13).

The added plus: the bucolic terrace sheltered from cars, to trust at the slightest ray of sunshine.

Fika , 11 rue Payenne, Paris 3rd. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.



The district: Faubourg Saint-Denis.

Why we love it: because La Cantine Farmers is an all-in-one package that offers total freedom and a beautifully set design , bright and green. A hybrid format between the coffee-shop , the bistronomic restaurant and the co-working adapting to the needs and desires of gourmets, vegetarians as well as predators, groups of friends as well as solitary souls. And in the kitchens, chef Thibault Eurin (Caillebotte, Bien Elevé) who renews his suggestions every day with generosity and simplicity.

What we like to order: in the morning you can find what you're looking for with cookies and brownies to die for (€4) and an excellent coffee selected from the fair trade coffee roaster Esperanza (from €2.50). At lunchtime, the chef uses his inspiration according to the arrivals, makes all the vegetables sexy (unforgettable roasted carrots with honey and allspice, mimolette and nutmeg yogurt) and daring fish and meats. (Dish only €16, formula from €21).

The added plus: new for 2023 is that La Cantine Farmers is now open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday with a larger menu than at lunchtime (starters between €10 and €14, dishes from €20 to €26).

La Cantine Farmers , 12 rue Martel, Paris 10th. 01 47 70 37 38, open Tuesday to Saturday non-stop from 9 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



The district: at the crossroads of Montmartre and New Athens

Why we love it: for its ultra intimate side and the originality of its concept, both a coffee-shop and an expert house in CBD . Entirely designed by the master of the place Donato Carretta from a family of farmers, Fior di Caffè is a destination and a place of experience where you come to spice up your day and treat yourself to a real moment of tasting.

Atypical, this pocket-sized setting is impressive with its green marble counter and cement pavers.

What we like to order: a 100% Italian coffee roasted the old-fashioned way that can be enjoyed in an espresso, cappuccino or latte version (from €2.50). For juice fans, the homemade lemonade with or without an extra CBD shot is a must, like the pomegranate juice and the chambucha (€5 and €8). To accompany them, delicious cakes and cookies and comforter madeleines, all with CBD (€4). A small slab? Go for the piccolini snacks: ham with PDO butter (€3), pomodoro mozzarella (€3.50) or spicy tonno (€3.50).

The extra thing: the advice and expertise Donato Carrett has for those who want to carry a small vial of CBD at home. Its gourmet oils , without additives or

chemical product, are sublime and enhance the flavors of your dishes and drinks with delicious aromas (from €40). Our favourite? The super lime.

Fior di Caffè , 33 rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, Paris 9th. 01 40 34 04 59, open Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



The neighborhood: Jardin du Luxembourg

Why we love it: for its preppy-cool look and its little old-fashioned, rustic- charming side. Furniture and objects from here and elsewhere reveal the personality of the mistresses

from the house, two inseparable friends, the American Laurel Sanderson (who had already opened an XS version of Treize in the 7th arrondissement) and the Swedish Kaysa Von Sadow . Their credo? “To feel just like home”.

What we like to order: hot drinks such as Le Charbon latte bio , a mixture of black sesame and activated charcoal seasoned with black pepper and ginger (€7) or Liquid Sushine , a turmeric latte with milk almond, honey with spices and black pepper (€7). For comfort only, go for the creamy hot chocolate (€6) or a mochaccino (€7). With delicious homemade pastries including an indecent iced chocolate cake with buttercream cheese and pieces of Oreo (€8.5) and a top carrot cake, just the right amount of spice (€8.50). And for the savory touch, proposals with Americano-Swedish accents that aim for pleasure: ''the breakfast plate'' with two fried eggs, sausage, sweet potato rosti, tomato jam and rolls satiates morning appetites ( €16). Light option : a granola with oat flakes, walnuts, honey, coconut flakes placed on a Greek yoghurt (€10).

The added plus: the cuteness of the planted terrace facing the Luxembourg Gardens where you can make the moment last.

Thirteen in the Garden , 5 rue de Medicis, Paris 6th. Open Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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