Coffees of Paris

shakespeare and co coffee

Enjoying a coffee in a foreign city is one of our favourite holiday pass-times. The coffee scene in Paris was better than we expected, even if we had to go hunting around to find them! Coming from Melbourne, arguably the coffee capital of the world, our expectations for a good brew are high. The coffee shops below are a safe bet for your caffeine fix whilst in Paris.

Shakespeare and Co Café

Located in the heart of Paris, on the Latin Quarter side of the river with views of the Norte Dame. Shakespeare and Co café is located adjacent to it’s namesake bookshop. We sat outside and enjoyed our coffee, drinking in views of the Notre Dame and people watching the tourists and locals wander past. Whilst not the cheapest coffee of our trip, it was definitely enjoyable and easy to get to whilst exploring Paris.

Instagram: @shakespeareandcocafe

Address: 35 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris


After hearing about Fringe on TOPJAW’s ’48hrs in Paris video’, we noted it down as a must try. We have high expectations for coffee and Fringe easily met these. This was the most flavourful coffee we had during our time in Paris, and we highly recommend it for anyone in the 3rd arrondissement/Le Marais district of Paris.

Instagram: @fringecoffeeparis

Address: 106 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris

Ten Belles – Paris 6

Ten Belles popped up on a few recommendations for good coffee in Paris so we thought , “let’s kick off day 4 with our caffeine hit there”. We had a great latte and espresso combo, and add this to the list of great coffee in Paris. Ten Belles have 2 other coffee shops around Paris which would also likely serve a good bean.

Instagram: @tenbelles

Address: 53 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris

Terres de Cafe

terres de cafe paris

Checking out the Eiffel Tower and need a good coffee? Take a short walk into the 7th arrondissement to Terres de Cafe. We had an excellent coffee and paired it with a lemon cake, providing the perfect little stop for our day’s adventures.

Instagram: @terresdecafe

Address: 67 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris

Le Peloton Café

Peleton Paris Coffee

This cycling themed café in the heart of Paris near the Le Marais district serves an excellent coffee! The friendly staff, cute booths and great coffee mean its a definite add to your list of cafe’s to check out in Paris. However, be ready for the price to be a little steeper than some of the cafe’s a little further out.

Instagram: @lepeletoncafe

Address: 67 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris

Patisserie Viennoise

patisserie viennoise coffee

Step into a cute, authentic Paris bakery and be greeted by a delightful older French lady who doesn’t speak any English. We took a gamble and ended up with a decent coffee. Whilst the coffee wasn’t as “Melbourne” as some of the coffees on the list above, the flavour of the beans on the espresso was strong (how Ky likes it) and delicious. This isn’t the place you go for a coffee and sit down, but more a take-away espresso when on the go. If you’re a die-hard latte or cappuccino drinker, then perhaps look to the list above. This bakery is located in the 6th arrondissement and Latin Quarter of Paris.

Instagram: @lapetiteviennoise75

Address: 67 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris

A few tips when getting coffee in Paris: If at a restaurant, bar or ‘non specialty coffee shop/café’, consider the espresso or long-black. Latte’s are not your high-quality garden variety choice in most of Europe (outside of specific cafe’s) and Paris is no exception. Additionally, if in a tourist area, consider ordering your coffee at the bar, or take-away, to avoid the “sitting outside” surcharge that is often applied.

This list is definitely not exhaustive, and there’s so many places we walked past or were recommended and couldn’t get to. Some of the places we walked past that look like a great coffee (but we haven’t tried them) include Residence Kann, Immersion, and the area around the 9th arrondissement seemed to have a lot of great cafe’s!

Have you got any other Paris COFFEE or food recommendations you think we should check out? Comment below!

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Comments (3):

  1. Jayden C.

    May 8, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Love it! Will definitely hit up some/all of these next time I’m in Paris 😀 The struggle to find coffee that meets our spoiled Australian standards is real 😛

    I know it’s not on your itinerary but if anyone reading this is in Lyon, I’ve had good success with Loutsa (I’ve only been to the one in the 7th because it’s close to work, but they have a few locations). Also a trendy organic place called Newtree, by Place Guichard. I’m sure there’s more to explore though.

    • Ky

      May 9, 2022 at 2:15 am

      Hey legend! Definitely check them out!

      Thanks for the heads up! We won’t make Lyon this time during France sadly but I’ll add it to the list for next time!!


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