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... ... read full review
24 Rue des Abbesses
Line 12: Abbesses
01 46 06 18 77
Montmartre - 18eme, Paris –
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 lively clutches of chatty wine lovers to the curbside tables, the café has plenty of charm to keep its diverse clientele coming back year round.
Couples and brunching girls fill the small tables inside, admiring the quaint romance created by the painted poppies, wooden floorboards, and weathered stone walls.
By mid-morning, the bakery overflows with groups of fashionable shoppers stopping in for a snack, while the irresistible smell of freshly-baked tartines, éclairs, baguettes, and madeleines draws sophisticated young professionals to the counter to contemplate their choices.
Weekends see big crowds ready to relax over a seasonal brunch and a cup of herbal tea even late into the afternoon, when many partiers are just rising from the previous night’s festivities.
Laid back and brimming with delicious goodies, Le Coquelicot des Abbesses is a tasty temptation few can resist.
Chatty young professionals, tourists, sophisticates, couples, and groups of girls for brunch, mid-20s to 30s.
Ambient instrumental music.
Baked goods and pastries to eat in or take out, as well as salads, sandwiches, and entrées.
Bakery treats €2+, breakfast €2.50+, salads and sandwiches €4.20+, entrées €6.50+. Wine €2.55+, freshly squeezed juice €3.85, coffee €1.90+.
Nice casual: fitted jeans, floral dresses, Converse, t-shirts.
Tuesday or Wednesday mornings for a luxurious brunch without the wait, or midday on Sundays for the biggest crowds.
The I Love You Wall (Square Jehan-Rictus), where the words “I love you” have been written in hundreds of different languages on bright blue tiles, is just the place to hang before coffee at Le Coquelicot des Abbesses.