We found coffee in Paris a very interesting experience. We were suprised to notice many patisseries simply use auto nespresso machines!! Our studio came equipped with a nespresso – so we felt it would be outrageous to splash out for the very same beverage.
Here’s the run down of the week:
We had morming tea at the famous Angelina’s one morning. So many fancy sweets to choose from! I will only say – their speciality is sweets and hot chocolate and they need not waver from this.
BREAD & ROSES
A few steps from Luxembourg Gardens.
The barista here wore a shirt and tie and the wait staff had suit jackets!
The espresso and pastries were divine! Note however, the froth (aka. mousse) on Aaron’s cappuccino!
We made it to this cafe after a day on our feet. The place did not look or smell promising, however, Aaron thought it the best coffee in Paris – and thank goodness for that!
On our last day, after nearly only experiencing disappointment, we courageously hired bikes and conquered the Parisian streets and traffic on a quest for fine coffee!
On ya bike!
This was our first stop on our rainy day coffee ride:
This place is hidden up a lane way. The sweets were amazing and coffee was good.
Kumquat and Pecan Pie with crème fraîche – divine!
KB CAFE SHOP
Our last coffee stop was at KB, close to, but far enough away from the horrifically touristy Montmartre.
Overall, the cafe scene in Paris does not seem to focus on coffee, and the specialty coffee scene hasn’t quite taken off, but dont give up hope – there are a few gems out there if you care to search for them.
Paris does however, have the worlds most amazing patisseries. You will notice that your daily intake of crossiants, pane au chocolat, pomme crossiant, baguettes, crepes, macaroons and tarte au citron will rapidly rise – and well within reason – you will tell yourself – haven’t you just walked for 8 hours? Didn’t you take the stairs on the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame and Monmarte? And thus justified, in will go another sweet treat with an exclamation of: ‘oh lala! ‘