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Façade of anticafé coworking space.


Cool Coworking Coffee Shop

55 Boulevard Vincent Auriol, 75013 Paris

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If you’re looking for a nice spot in Paris to work on your laptop for a couple of hours while sipping on tea or coffee and snacking on sweets, I’ve got the perfect place for you.

Anticafé offers an interesting concept, combining a coworking space with a cozy coffee shop. Rather than ordering espresso after espresso so as not to feel too guilty when setting up camp at a café, at Anticafé, you pay by the hour, with drinks and snacks — and Wi-Fi — included.

As a freelancer, I often find myself out and about in Paris needing to get some work done between meetings on opposite sides of the city. That’s when I head to the nearest Anticafé; with seven locations in Paris, one’s never too far.

Anticafé at Station F coworking space in Paris
Anticafé Station F, photo courtesy of Anticafé.

For 5€/hour, I can help myself to reliable Wi-Fi, tasty treats, and as many hot or cold beverages as my heart desires. The friendly barista behind the counter hands me a time-stamped card when I arrive and I simply return the card and pay for my time on my way out.

If I won’t be there for long, I opt to pay for my drink or snack outright, which ends up saving me a little money as time is counted in hourly increments.

While it may not be that classic Parisian café experience, Anticafé is definitely a spot to keep in mind whenever you’re in Paris, especially if you’re traveling for business or if you’re a digital nomad.

You can find an Anticafé:

Urbansider Tip: Most (if not all) of the Anticafés are air conditioned in summer! Needless to say, these spots are popular among expats like me who struggle to cope without la clim!


Not quite the ambiance you’re after? Try one of these other top spots to work from in Paris.

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Place d’Italie
Beaubourg, Cadet, Grande Bibliothèque, Louvre, République
Métro Ⓜ
55 Boulevard Vincent Auriol, 75013 Paris
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri: 09:00-19:00. Sat-Sun: 10:30-19:00

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