Here are five new places on the Paris scene. From third wave coffee to American barbecue, you might think you’re in Brooklyn.


By Joshua Fontaine

 Photograph courtesy of Hero

Photograph courtesy of Hero

Barman and restaurateur Joshua Fontaine made a name for himself in Paris when he and his two business partners opened up Candelaria. Taco joint by day and cocktail bar at night, this Mexican gem became a big hit in the Marais. The team followed up with Le Mary Celeste and more recently Glass, located in SoPi. Their newest place is called Hero and is all about KFC (Korean fried chicken). The space is three floors with a menu featuring non-traditional Korean dishes like pork buns with ssamjang (spicy paste) and kimchi mac and cheese.

HERO
89 Rue Saint Denis, Paris, France 75002
T: +33.1.23.45.67.89
www.heroparis.com


JOSHUA'S NEW PARIS PICKS

 Photograph courtesy of Cream

Photograph courtesy of Cream

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Cream

A third wave coffee spot with house-made pastries and piadines (wraps). Opened by two former baristas from the coffee house 10 Belles.

"The first third-wave coffee spot in the 20th arrondissement. They serve locally-roasted Belleville Brûlerie coffee and homemade sandwiches and sweets."

50 Rue de Belleville, 75020 Paris, France
T: +33.9.83.66.58.43
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 Photograph courtesy of Ob La Di

Photograph courtesy of Ob La Di

Ob La Di

A coffee shop and cafe serving breakfast and lunch. The menu features granola, avocado toast, tartines and baked goods to eat and espresso, Chemex, filtered, latte, cortado, V60 and tea to drink.

"Located next door to Candelaria, this tiny café is owned by Brice of local fashion label April 77."

54 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris, France

Martin

A wine bar and cafe from the crew behind Au Passage and named after co-owner Loic Martin, who formerly bartended at Au Passage. This new spinoff features coffee and juices in the morning and cocktails and small plate dishes at night.

"This is a laid-back café on a busy boulevard, serving affordable drinks and fantastic tiny snacks"

24 Boulevard de Temple, Paris, France
T: +33.1.43.57.82.37
www.bar-martin.fr

 Photograph courtesy of Flesh

Photograph courtesy of Flesh

Flesh

Located in SoPi, chef Simon Lewis is bringing American barbecue to Paris grilling ribs, black Angus beef and prawns. American-born Lewis worked at Spring and Frenchie before joining the Flesh team.

"Great American-inflected BBQ in Pigalle by young chef Simon Lewis."

25 Rue de Douai, 75009 Paris, France
T: +33.1.42.81.21.93
www.flesh-restaurant.com


Joshua Fontaine

One of the three founders of Candelaria, Le Mary Celeste, Glass, and Hero in Paris, France. Originally from Connecticut, he spent a decade in New York before moving to Paris. He was a bartender at Experimental Cocktail Club and the El Jimador Bartender Cup 2011 champion.

CANDELARIA
52 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris, France
T: +33.1.42.74.41.28
www.candelariaparis.com

LE MARY CELESTE
1 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris, France
www.lemaryceleste.com

GLASS
7 Rue Frochot, 75009 Paris, France
T: +33.9.80.72.98.83
www.glassparis.com

HERO
89 Rue Saint Denis, Paris, France
T: +33.1.23.45.67.89
 | www.heroparis.com


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