Searching for the best coffee shop in Paris? While we wish we could tell you that there’s just one you absolutely have to try, since there are so many great options here, it really depends on what you’re looking for. Parisian coffee shops truly come in all shapes and sizes.
Instagram-famous spots including Café Kitsuné, Café Berry, and the itty-bitty Boot Café cater to the stylish crowd; laid-back locations like Strada Café and Dose Dealer du Café in the Latin Quarter offer students cozy spots to study and sip espressos; expat-owned coffee shops Le Peloton, Neighbours, and Léandrés serve up freshly-roasted Australian-style and Colombian coffee; and gluten-free and vegan coffee shops in Paris such as Wild & The Moon and Aujourd’hui Demain make sure travelers with special diets feel right at home.
For serious coffee lovers in the capital city, La Caféothèque may be your best bet, as it has an extensive menu of boissons, brewing up beans from all around the world and even teaching torrefaction (coffee roasting) classes. If you’re all about espresso, Café Loustic in Le Marais might be your favorite — it has a reputation as one of the best espresso bars in the world!
Before you go to one of these cool coffee shops, you may want to check out our guide on how to order coffee in Paris. It isn’t necessarily as easy as ‘un café, s’il vous plaît’!
So you can find the right Parisian coffee spot for you, we’re sharing our top choices, from great spots to get a Flat White on the go to the quiet places in Paris to curl up with a good book and an even better cup of coffee. Here’s our locals’ insider guide to the best coffee shops in Paris.
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