La Vie Parisienne: The Trendiest Cafes To Visit In Paris

La Vie Parisienne: The Trendiest Cafes To Visit In Paris

by DIDIER DUBOT . on Jul 11, 2023

Paris is a city that offers la crème de la crème of so many domains: architecture, fashion, and, of course, food. The city of lights is a paradise for foodies, with its myriad of fine dining restaurants, casual bistros, and everything in between.

Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal or a delectable dessert, Paris will be the perfect place for you. The only question is - where should you go? Below, we’ll be giving our recommendations for the trendiest cafes to visit in Paris so that you can enjoy delicious food and drinks in a stunning setting on your next trip.


La Caféothèque

Cozy but chic, La Caféothèque is a must-visit for coffee enthusiasts. This small Hôtel de Ville cafe boasts an impressive assortment of coffees from all over the world, as well as a gorgeous view of Notre Dame cathedral. It’s no surprise that locals and visitors alike regularly flock to its doors.


Address: 52 rue de l’Hô­tel-de-Ville, 75004 Paris.


Café Loustic

If aesthetics are equally important to you as taste is, you won’t want to miss Café Loustic. This chic coffee shop offers an eye-catching interior with bamboo details, vibrant cushions, and a vintage Hermès wallpaper. The menu’s specialty offerings ensure that both coffee and tea drinkers will be satisfied, making Café Loustic the perfect spot to start your day.


Address: 40 Rue Chapon, 75003 Paris.



It doesn’t get more trendy than Télescope. Situated a stone’s throw from some of the industry’s most prestigious fashion offices, this cafe is the unofficial meeting place for the Paris fashion crowd. It’s also an excellent spot for coffee lovers, as the cafe owner sources his beans from high quality Scandinavian coffee roasters.


Address: 5 Rue Villédo, 75001 Paris.


Fringe Coffee

If your trip to Paris doesn’t feel dreamy enough, a stop at Fringe Coffee will surely add to the magic. Decorated with whimsical cloud-like light fixtures and rotating art displays from local artists and photographers, Fringe Coffee is as much a visual experience as it is a culinary one. The owner is passionate about both art and coffee, having released an entire coffee photography book, so you can rest assured that you’ll be getting one of the best brews in town.


Address: 106 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris.


Shakespeare and Company Cafe

Complete your trip to the iconic bookstore with a delicious beverage and spot of people-watching (that is, if you didn’t treat yourself to a new read). The interior matches the cozy feel of its literary counterpart, with filled bookshelves lining the stone walls. While the reading selection comes from all over the world, the cafe’s coffee is locally roasted in Paris for optimal freshness and quality.


Address: 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris.


Ten Belles

The trendy Canal Saint-Martin neighborhood has a lot of gems in its vicinity, but none are quite as coveted as Ten Belles. This quirky cafe stands out with its cobalt blue exterior, pastel-topped stools, and plant-lined entrance. Self-described as an eco-responsible cafe, Ten Belles offers house-made breads and pastries to go along with their rich specialty coffees.



Address: 53 rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris / 10 rue de la Grange aux Belles, 75010 Paris / 17-19 bis rue Bréguet 75011 Paris.



If you’re looking for something more substantial than just a drink, be sure to check out Holybelly’s all-day brunch. With its seasonal menu and earthy decor, this Canal Saint-Martin hotspot has become a favorite for Parisian gourmands - think extravagant pancake stacks and fully loaded breakfast plates. If you did want to stay on the light side, you can also expect amazing coffee from local Belleville roasters.


Address: 5 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris.


Café de l'Industrie

There’s no better place for an afternoon pick-me-up than Café de l’Industrie. Its classic decor often feels more like a cocktail bar than a cafe, with dark wood and burgundy color palette, crocodile leather accents, and eclectic assortment of oil paintings. If you’re feeling peckish, you can treat yourself to French classics or keep it simple with a black coffee.


Address: 16 Rue Saint-Sabin, 75011 Paris.



If Parisian chic could be captured in a single coffee shop, it would definitely be Noir. This elegant cafe’s decor will immediately catch your eyes with its blend of classic and contemporary elements: vintage-inspired stools against curved bars and walls, velvet cushions, and mirrored tables. Noir isn’t just pretty to look at, though; the bar serves up delightful specialty coffees made with their in-house roasted beans, as well as health-conscious options like matcha and charcoal lattes.


Address: Notre-Dame de Lorette, 75009, Paris / Ile Saint-Louis, 75004, Paris / Marché aux Puces, 93400, Paris.


Merci Used Book Café

Get your literary and java fixes in one go in this charming cafe/bookstore hybrid. Part of the ultra cool Merci concept store in Le Marais, the used book cafe is exactly what it sounds like. The quaint corner gives visitors an incredible selection of over 10,000 books to browse as they sip on fresh coffees, teas, and fresh-pressed juices. If you also want to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can sample some of the cafe’s muffins, cakes, and scones as you peruse the book selection.


Address: 111 Bd Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris.


From instagram-worthy decor to mouthwatering eats, a Parisian cafe will never disappoint. We hope you’ve enjoyed this selection of the city’s trendiest cafes!


Writer: Maria Polansky




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