Paris has always been known for its street-side cafes where people linger over a cup of coffee. But in the last few years the third wave rolled into town and redefined how Parisians are drinking their java. Here are seven pro-recommended artisanal-style shops where the focus is on serving you the perfect cup of coffee. 

Photograph courtesy of Fragments

Photograph courtesy of Fragments

Fragments

The beans are sourced from Coutume, Belleville, and Coffee Collective at this Marais coffee shop with a Mirage machine and a simple food menu.

"Owner Youssef Louanjli is one of the better baristas we've ever come across. He is fanatical about making every shot the perfect shot. We've never, ever had a bad coffee here, not even a mediocre one. And his vinyl collection is awesome. We love them."
FED Pros > Chef Noam Gedalof & Sommelier Etheliya Hananova

76 Rue des Tournelles, 75003 Paris

Ob La Di

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

"A tiny café that is owned by Brice of local fashion label April 77."
FED Pro > Bartender & Restaurateur Joshua Fontaine of Candelaria, Le Mary Celeste, Glass

54 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris

Coutume Cafe | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Coutume Cafe | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Coutume Café

Beans are roasted onsite by co-founder and master torréfacteur (roaster) Antoine Netien, who was named Best Roaster in France. Pick your method. They've got a Japanese siphon, a steam-punk cold drip machine that produces exceptional coffee in 24-hours, and the first Strada Marzocco espresso machine in Paris.

"For the welcoming feeling and awesome coffee. For true coffee lovers and the best latte in town."
FED Pro > Sommelier Laura Vidal, formerly of Frenchie and co-founder of The Paris Pop-up

47 Rue de Babylone, 75007 Paris | T: +33.1.45.51.50. 47
60 Rue des Écoles ou 33 Rue Sommerard, 75005 Paris
www.coutumecafe.com

Photograph courtesy of Belleville Brulerie

Photograph courtesy of Belleville Brulerie

Belleville Brûlerie

You can get a serious cup of filter coffee and some geeky brewing gear at this local roaster. They roast during the week and have public cuppings on Saturdays.

"Come here on Saturdays to see where Paris' best coffee is roasted."
FED Pro > Bartender & Restaurateur Joshua Fontaine of Candelaria, Le Mary Celeste, Glass

10 Rue Pradier, 75019 Paris
T: +33.9.83.75.60.80 | cafesbelleville.com

Cream

Opened by two former baristas from the coffee spot Ten Belles, you'll also find house-made pastries and piadines (wraps). 

"First third-wave coffee spot in the 20th Arrondissement. Serves locally-roasted Belleville Brûlerie coffee and homemade sandwiches and sweets."
FED Pro > Bartender & Restaurateur Joshua Fontaine of Candelaria, Le Mary Celeste, Glass

50 rue de Belleville 75020 | www.cream-belleville.tumblr.com

Photograph courtesy of Le Peloton Cafe

Photograph courtesy of Le Peloton Cafe

Le Peloton Café

Brought to you by the owners of Bike About Tours, grab a cup of joe and then pedal away to see the city. They also serve pastries and beer.

"An airy, bright café that's full of good energy, situated on a quintessentially Parisian street near l'Île Saint Louis. This café belongs to super-friendly, ex-pat owners from New Zealand and the U.S. They use locally-roasted Belleville coffee, which we like, and they have tasty cookies, cake, and waffles."
FED Pros > Chef Noam Gedalof & Sommelier Etheliya Hananova

17 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, 75004 Paris
T: +33.6.24.58.02.15

Photograph courtesy of Fondation Cafe

Photograph courtesy of Fondation Cafe

Fondation Café

Opened by barista Chris Nielsen, formerly of the Paris coffee place Ten Belles. The shop is tiny with a Kees van der Westen Spirit coffee machine as the centerpiece. They also serve pastries.

"Owner Chris Nielsen is great. His was one of the earlier cafés in Paris to propose "third-wave" coffee and they also work with the Belleville coffee roasters. We always go to see him and have a crème when we're in the neighborhood (a beautiful part of the upper Marais, right by a gorgeous park and near the Marché des Enfants Rouges)."
FED Pros > Chef Noam Gedalof & Sommelier Etheliya Hananova

16 Rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003 Paris


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