I'm a long-time expat, and I've been trying to compile a list of coffee shops in Paris. No, not cafés with little tables and espresso, but "coffee shops" as in filtered coffee, American newspapers, free wi-fi. So I thought I'd share my list so far and see what others out there might know. Most of the choices below don't totally have a coffeeshop feel, but the one big exception is Sugarplum Cake Shop, which feels totally like an American coffee shop. La Ferme Opéra 55 Rue Saint-Roch 75001 Paris Illy Cafe (no wifi) They of course serve the Illy brand coffee and have a variety of unusual Italian-type specialty drinks. They also have newspapers set out and jelly-stuffed croissants. 13, Rue Auber, 75009 Paris Malongo Café (free wifi for 20 minutes) They serve their own coffee, the Malongo brand, counter service and a nice change of pace from going to a Starbucks. 50 Rue St André des Arts 75006 Paris Sugarplum Cake Shop (free wifi). www.sugarplumcakeshop.com By far, this is the most authentic as an American style coffee shop, with free refills on filtered coffee and rice krispie treats! What's also fascinating about this place is that they are a specialty cake shop (for some lucky lady dreaming about a Wedding Cake in Paris). 68 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine 75005 Paris Phone: +33 (0) 1 46 34 07 43 Starbucks (No free wifi, you have to pay) Mostly I've left Starbucks off this list, but this is an exception location. It seems to be located in a sumptuous former bank, with faux-marble columns, mirrors everywhere, overstuffed chairs and an early 20th century faux-Baroque painting on the ceiling. It's really only good in the morning, otherwise too crowded. 3, boulevard des Capucines 75002 Paris Le Fumoir 6 rue de l’amiral Coligny 75001 Paris
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Hi allI am looking for suggestions of a venue in Paris which could cater for up to 60 people. To provide a reception, dinner and space to dance. All within a budget of 50€ per person. If you have any ideas I would love to hear them as the event is in 5 weeks !!!Thank-youSinead
For info, Nicolas (the wine sellers) now have 4 of their shops that have a restaurant attached, so you can choose a bottle of wine in the shop (at any price) and then drink it with cheese/or charcuterie or a proper meal for just 3euros more. We tried the Bercy shop and although the atmosphere of the restaurant was quite cafeteria like, the concept is good as it works out much cheaper.
I hear that prices of food and alcohol can be very high in this area. Does anyone know any less expensive options in repect of Both of the above. Also where to go to watch 6 Nations games. France v Wales Friday night. And England v IRELAND Sat afternoon ? Any info welcome. Regards, and thanks.
Hi, We will be coming to Paris in October and staying near Port d'Italy, Yes I know it's China Town, We are bringing our niece who has never been to Paris before and would like to go to a Parisien restaurant near or on the metro line without too much changing, 2 young kids in tow, Oh and we run are Normandy farmers not stock brokers so nothing too expensive, Cheers Martyn and Mary
Today, I went to the Sunday market at Basilique de St. Denis. It's close (by car) and it's enormous, with a huge choice. The prices are seriously low and I will be a regular from now on. I drove there and the simplest directions are as follows: Peripherique - A1 towards Charles de Gaulle airport - 1st exit, towards St. Denis - follow signs to centre of town - follow signs to car park "Basilique" - Park and walk up the stairs to the market. I hope this helps people. If you know of any other markets (other than the usual ones in Paris), do let us all know.