Party Earth Review Nestled on a corner between the Bastille and Oberkampf neighborhoods, the simple but attractive Café de l’Industrie is a classic bohemian hangout that attracts local artists and passing tourists alike. Antique rugs and... ... read full review
15–17, Rue Saint-Sabin
Line 5: Bréguet - Sabin; Line 1, 8: Bastille
01 47 00 13 53
Bastille / Oberkampf - 11eme, Paris –
Nestled on a corner between the Bastille and Oberkampf neighborhoods, the simple but attractive Café de l’Industrie is a classic bohemian hangout that attracts local artists and passing tourists alike.
Antique rugs and eclectic details including a metallic rhinoceros head, vintage life preservers, and flea market paintings of Josephine Baker and sailboats give the space a quirky but relaxed vibe, perfect for the daytime clientele of modern day Hemingways who fill the traditional café tables and booths inside or on the seasonal outdoor terrace to tap away on laptops between swigs of café au lait.
An all-hours kitchen draws everyone from late-night groups of students coming in for brain food and a break from their study sessions to daytime shoppers who rustle in for a quick nibble before returning to the stores on Boulevard Beaumarchais.
On Sunday through Tuesday nights the one-room venue takes on a slight Casablanca atmosphere as cool jazz notes lend a soundtrack to the lively bustle of bobos and couples settling in on the patio to clink glasses with chatty friends, or slipping into the more intimate red leather booths to share some Pinot Grigio.
More than just a comfy place for insomniacs and cramming students, Café de l’Industrie is a great spot for experiencing the storied tradition of Paris café culture, whether it’s two in the afternoon or two in the morning.
Bohemian writers, tourists, hipsters, bobos, dates, and groups of friends, 20s to 40s.
Live jazz Sunday through Tuesday nights.
Classic French bistro menu including salads, gratin, and steak tartare. Brunch served Sa–Su.
Appetizers €4–€8, entrées €9–€16, brunch €20. Beer €5+, wine €6+/glass or €24, cocktails €7+.
Casual by day: t-shirts, jeans, sneakers, sundresses. Dressier by night: slacks and button-downs for men and dresses for ladies.
Sundays bring the biggest crowds, beginning with brunch in the morning and ending with jazz at night.
Bar des Ferrailleurs (18 Rue de Lappe) offers an equally eclectic environment featuring surfing memorabilia and custom rums.