Café de l'Industrie

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Café de l'Industrie 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. Paris France 48.8555947 2.3716477
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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

  • Metro:

    Line 5: Bréguet - Sabin; Line 1, 8: Bastille

  • Phone:

    01 47 00 13 53

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Daily 10am–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Café de l'Industrie Review

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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.

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.

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Tip from Emma:

Café l’Industrie is totally budget friendly and delicious! Their coffee is less than €2 and their classically prepared fish dish, Andouillette grille is a little taste of Paris that melts in your mouth.

  • Crowd

    Bohemian writers, tourists, hipsters, bobos, dates, and groups of friends, 20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live jazz Sunday through Tuesday nights.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Classic French bistro menu including salads, gratin, and steak tartare. Brunch served Sa–Su.

  • Prices

    Appetizers €4–€8, entrées €9–€16, brunch €20. Beer €5+, wine €6+/glass or €24, cocktails €7+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual by day: t-shirts, jeans, sneakers, sundresses. Dressier by night: slacks and button-downs for men and dresses for ladies.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Sundays bring the biggest crowds, beginning with brunch in the morning and ending with jazz at night.

  • Close By

    Bar des Ferrailleurs (18 Rue de Lappe) offers an equally eclectic environment featuring surfing memorabilia and custom rums.

Café de l'Industrie User Reviews

Average rating:
Great Locals' Spot
Sara G. Aug 10, 2012
I had one of the best meals in Paris at Cafe de l'Industrie! It's on a quiet street - conveniently across from the flat we rented while in Paris. It is very warm and cozy inside - both in decor, and the sights/sounds of old friends catching up over a great meal. This is the kind of place where you have a drink, slowly move into your meal, and the linger long into the night. Their food is simple and elegantly done. I was there in the winter, and had the best mashed potatoes I've ever had in my life. The table of model-esque Parisian women next to me seemed to feel the same way, because they all also ordered the same dish, and were literally licking their plates by the end of the meal. The restaurant's cat was sleeping on the ledge closest to me, completely oblivious to the noise and energy around the room. That's the kind of place this is - while you may want to go into a full on food coma after your meal, as heavy as your eyelids get, you'll want to stay here as long as possible. I look forward to going back to Cafe de l'Industrie the next time I'm in Paris (and still think about those mashed potatoes sometimes!).
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