Best of Paris
Broken Arm (Marais) Trendy café serving gourmet coffee and brunch items. It is also a (very expensive) clothing store.
Boot Café (Marais) Adorable little cafe in the Marais
Chez Prune (10th arr, Canal Saint-Martin) Quintessential French café
Café Oberkampf (11th arr) One of my favorite affordable brunch spots in Paris. Delicious Shakshuka.
Ob-La-Di (Marais) Small coffee shop with organic coffee and brunch items
Coutume Café (6th arr) One of my favorite coffee shops in the 6th. They serve high-end coffee, delicious baked goods, and healthy breakfast items.
La Mosquée Salon de Thé (5th arr) Delicious Middle Eatern tea, lunch items, and pastries. When you walk in the courtyard you are greeted by the smell of jasmine and the owner’s cat who wanders around the restaurant.
Le Loir dans La Théière (Marais) Get the lemon meringue pie!
Lily of the Valley (Marais) Pink grandma-style tea house in the heart of the Marais. They offer a vast assortment of tea (green, black, white, etc.) that you can also get to-go.
Honor (Champs Élysées) Outdoor gourmet coffee shop off the streets of the Champs Élysées
Lomi (18th arr) Excellent drip coffee and salmon avo toast. A great place to bring your laptop and get work done.
Oatmeal (5th arr) Trendy coffee shop in the latin quarter. Try their seasonal drink.
Dose (5th arr) Small café on Rue Mouffetard
Huguette Maison de Famille (6th arr) Coffee shop by the Jardin du Luxembourg. Get the Golden Latte avec curcuma, canelle, gingembre, et miel. So delicious!
La Caféothèque (4th arr) Go here to study or read. Lots of space and great coffee!
Biglove Caffè (Marais) Part of the Ober Mamma Italian chain. Great brunch spot.
Du Pain et Des Idées (10th arr) Delicious baked goods. A famous boulangerie known for their pistachio-chocolate escargot croissant.
Blé Sucré (11th arr) Best croissant in Paris.
Praluline (Marais ) Famous for their fresh brioche bread with crystalized candied rose almonds and hazelnuts.
Chambelland (11th arr) Gluten-free bakery.
Boulangerie Utopie (11th arr) Known for their black sesame pastries and bread.
Season (Marais) Chic healthy café around the corner from Le Carreau du Temple. They offer a seasonal menu with fresh and organic ingredients. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Bob’s Kitchen (Marais) Casual laid-back vegan/vegetarian café. They have a small kitchen and serve dishes until they run out. They are known for their daily vegetable bowls.
Hank Vegan Burger (Marais) Delicious vegetarian burgers
Holybelly (10th arr) Popular brunch and lunch spot. They do not take reservations so be prepared to wait.
Soul Kitchen (Montmartre) Adorable healthy café with Vegan/Vegetarian options. Soul Kitchen, nestled by the Montmartre steps, offers a daily-changing menu with homemade dishes made from local organic ingredients. It is owned by two cheery woman who are eager to tell you about the menu. It is creatively decorated with mismatched and colorful plates and furniture.
Strada Café (Latin Quarter and Marais) Enjoy delicious home-made food, juices, and lattes in a cozy and relaxed setting. They have great wifi too! It is around the corner from my apartment so I come here often to do computer work. I love their soups, which come with salad and avocado toast.
13- a Baker’s Dozen (6th arr) Delicious healthy dishes. They are known for their homemade biscuits and gourmet coffees (must try the mocha and pumpkin spice latte). It is owned by two charming women— one from Sweden and one from the US. The cafe is very small and cozy, off of the main street and tucked away in an alley. They also speak English here.
Wild & the Moon (Marais) Cafe using plant-based and sustainably grown ingredients. They offer juices, smoothies, soups, salads, vegetable bowls, snacks, and much more! Highly recommend.
Merci (3rd arr, Marais) You probably have seen an Instagram photo of girls posing in front of the vintage mini car that is either bright yellow or red. Merci is a combined home goods store and cafe. The walls are lined with books and it is common for customers to bring their well-groomed dogs.E njoy a butternut squash and lentil salad along with lavender infused scones.
La Guinguette d’Angèle (1st and 11th arr) Known for her beautiful and feminine plates decorated with flower petals and herbs, Angèle brings you gluten-free delicacies. Angèle is leading the way in the emerging Parisian health food movement. She has a small take-away shop in the 1er, a café or salon de thé in the 11è, and a catering service. She is also working on her second cook book and TV show on La Quotidienne. I am slightly biased because I work for Angèle, but I firmly support her philosophy of creating natural and healthy dishes.
Loulou Friendly Diner (5th arr) Healthy breakfast and lunch items + free wifi
Café Pinson (Marais)
My Kitch’n (Batignolles) Vegan cafe using seasonal and organic produce
Judy (6th arr, by Jardin du Luxembourg)
Rose Bakery (Montmartre) Healthy brunch items, juices/smoothies, and coffee. Try their rose latte!
Le Tricycle (10th arr) 100% Vegan
Mokonuts (11th arr)
Nous (9th and 10th arr)
Miznon (Marais) Known for their fried cauliflower
Breizh Café (Marais) Very well-known and delicious
Little Breizh (6th arr, off of Saint-Germain)
La Crêperie de Josselin (Montparnasse) Known for their double-layered crêpes
Crêperie Bretonne Fleurie (11th arr) Casual, cheap, and delicious
Au P’tit Grec (Latin Quarter) Extremely delicious street crêpes located on Rue Mouffetard— lucky me it’s right down the street. My favorite combination (because there are hundreds) is jambon (ham), chèvre (goat cheese), salade (greens), tomate (tomatoes), aubergine (eggplant), and herbs de provence!
L’As du Fallafel (Marais) Famous out-of-this-world falafel place. Situated in the heart of Le Marais, my favorite area in Paris, on Rue des Rosiers. The best falafel in Paris and I’ll go as far to say, the best street food in Paris! For only 6 euros you can enjoy a heaping pita filled with falafel, aubergine, cabbage, and special spicy tahini sauce. There is always a line so I recommend avoid going on the weekend. You will wait at least 40 minutes.
Chez Prune (Canal Saint-Martin)
Le Bistro du Peintre (République)
Bonvivant (5th arr)
52 (10th arr)
Mariage Frères (Multiple Locations): Famous up-scale tea house. This is the kind of place I reserve for special occasions. The service and decor is elegant and refined. I celebrated my 23rd birthday here with my friend Dawkins, a dear friend who I’ve known since I was three. They have excellent tea and desserts. My favorite is Pleine Lune (almond black tea with honey) and Imperial Wedding (chocolate black tea with caramel). The tea list is extensive and daunting so ask for recommendations, otherwise you will be lost.
Angelina (Rue de Rivoli) Famous tea house known for their chocolat chaud and Mont Blanc dessert. It is touristy but the hot chocolate is the creamiest and richest I’ve ever drunk. It is so thick and decadent that I would almost classify it has pudding. I recommend putting on your most Blair Waldorf esque outfit and coming with a couple girlfriends on a chilly day.
Derriere (Marais) Trendy and eccentric. Hard to get reservations. Go for the atmosphere
Casa San Pablo (Marais): Cute tapas restaurant in Le Marais. Order a few tapas to share and enjoy with a pitcher of Sangria on the side of the street. Waiters are friendly and happy to help you practice French!
Café Chilango (Oberkampf) Decent Mexican food
Candelaria (Marais) Taco joint by day. Speakeasy by night. Come get your fill of tacos and margaritas from Candelaria!
Ober Mamma (11th arr) Part of the Big Mamma group. Delicious mouth-watering Italian pastas and pizzas. Each pasta is made individually.
Nanashi (Marais) Healthy asian food