Café / Bakery
Reviewed by Tara R.
"My Take: In Vienna, so they say, you can order everything with whipped cream—so, too, can you at the Pâtisserie Viennoise. And everything, as the Vien ..." more
8 rue Ecole de Médecine
Café / Dive Bar
Reviewed by Gabriela B.
"It is 36°C outside. The office was hot, your place is hotter, what to do? Well, why are you asking yourself? The answer is just here: Aux folies. Get ..." more
8 rue de Belleville
Café / Historic Bar
Party Earth Review Although Paris is well known for its café society, the heart of which is in Saint Germain, it is often difficult to know which cafés offer the best experience and which are simply tourist traps. Enter La Palette, an authentic Parisian café that offers the true Saint Germain vibe with a good balance of style and French nonchalance ... more
43 Rue de Seine
Reviewed by Eleonora A.
" My Take/Advice In the mood for a coffee while working on your pc and off the beaten tracks? Here's L'Arobase, a relaxed Internet café in the 13th arr ..." more
101 Rue du Chevaleret
Café / Restaurant
Party Earth Review In a neighborhood not lacking for LGBT bars, Stuart Friendly is a popular brunch spot, coffee shop, and tea house that’s also the self-proclaimed “premiere hetero-friendly restaurant in Paris.” Serving a mélange of organic teas and wines alongside the chef’s seasonal specialties, the venue invites people of all ages, nationalities ... more
16 Rue Marie Stuart
Party Earth Review Traditional Parisian chic in a charming and down-to-earth atmosphere await patrons at La Marine, a swanky yet affordable café ideally situated along a picturesque canal. A favorite lunch and dinner spot with both locals and tourists, the venue offers a varied menu ranging from robust salads and steaks to delicate seasonal ... more
55 bis, Quai de Valmy
Café / Bar
Reviewed by Lily R.
"My Take: Le Kléber is one of those classic Parisian brasseries which is simply very authentic, local, and good! I love the laid back vibe and friendl ..." more
80 Avenue Kléber
Bar / Café
Party Earth Review With its signature red-and-white striped awning, warm orange lighting, and garrulous crowd, Le Bar du Marché manages to stand out on a delightful street chockfull of open-air bars and restaurants. Always aglow with activity, this lively Parisian hotspot could be considered the headquarters of the “bobo” phenomenon – a ... more
75 Rue de Seine
Bakery / Café
Party Earth Review A fixture of fashionable Montmartre, Le Coquelicot des Abbesses is a classic café-bakery that lures everyone from early risers on the run to curious tourists drawn by the promise of pain au chocolate before their pilgrimage to the Sacré-Coeur down the street. A popular hangout in the spring when pleasant weather brings ... more
24 Rue des Abbesses
Café / Brasserie
Reviewed by Tara R.
"My Take: Brasseries abound by the Seine, where many a hoodwinked tourist is lured by their croque monsieurs, cafes, and coziness. Stereotypically Fren ..." more
3 Place de l'Alma
Party Earth Review Not many club-goers dare to venture east of Montmartre, but those who do will discover La Bellevilloise, a large multilevel event space featuring a café and market that caters to foodies and young professionals out enjoying the sunny weather by day, and a party room that brings in hip bohemians for music and dancing by ... more
21 Rue Boyer
There is nothing quite like the café culture in Paris, and with a café on nearly every street corner throughout the city, it’s clear that Parisians take their laid-back café lifestyle seriously.
Outdoor cafés in Paris are hugely popular in the spring and summer, when everyone heads to their favorite spots to while away the day on a sunny pavement terrace. The coffee is always strong, the pastries are always succulent, and the company is always convivial. Really, there is nothing more quintessentially Parisian than taking a few moments out of your day to sit with an espresso in one of the city's thousands of cafés.
While the majority of Paris cafés are good spots for a quick bite and a glass of wine, there are many others that double as live music joints, bakeries, bars, and more. The cafés are great for everything from eating brunch or lunch, cozying up with a good novel, spending a work afternoon outside of the office, or just hanging out with someone you love in a comfortable place.
Indoors on a cozy banquette or out on a sunny terrace, drinking and people-watching is one of the most cherished past-times in France. All you need now is a little dog to go with it.