There’s no shortage of insta-perfect cafes in Paris… but that’s also a bit of a problem. Where do you start? On my first trip to Paris some ten years ago I didn’t know what I was getting myself into, but I knew I was going to love it! I’ve been back several times since and I gain a deeper appreciation for the city of lights with every visit. I’ve also found a few of the most fabulous cafes in Paris over these years and I want to share with you some of my favorites! Get ready for some lattes and croissants, along with some insta-worthy moments at these cafes in Paris.
Location: 2 Boulevard Saint Martin, 75010 Paris
Colorful bowls of fruits and veggies and coffee cups full of foam art top the tables of this trendy coffee shop that’s so cool-looking it practically begs you to take photos. If you’re feeing adventurous, go with the vanilla charcoal latte…it’s out of this world and also super pretty!
Location: 3 Rue Neuve Popincourt, 75011 Paris
You had me at all-day brunch. Café Oberkampf is the most popular little hipster café on the scene in Paris and when you get there you’ll understand why. They’ve paired a fresh take on French café favorites with clean stylish design and it’s everything you could want.
Location: 172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris
It’s one of the oldest (and prettiest!) coffeehouses in Paris. Café de Flore has seen many celebrities cross through their garden of an entryway to enjoy a coffee. And you can too!
Location’s: 4 Place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris; 7 Place du Tertre 75018 Paris and 25 Place des Vosges, 75003 Paris
Do not leave Paris without visiting Carette. The macaroons and eclairs and pastries of every color and variation you could imagine are all on display at this charming patisserie. And they’re all to die for, so bring your sweet tooth and empty stomach when you visit!
5. LES DEUX MAGOTS
Location: 6 Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 75006 Paris
One of the most famous of the cafes in the Saint-Germain-des-Pres neighborhood is Les Deux Magots. It’s where the literary and intellectual once met to discuss their ideas and theories. And you can enjoy a coffee in the same spot as France’s greatest thinkers!
6. ODETTE PARIS
Location: 77 Rue Galande, 75005 Paris
This totally-underrated café and patisserie will make your Instagram followers double-tap in envy! Stop in to Odette when you’re near the Notre Dame Cathedral for a their famous choux à la crème. Their adorable little crème puffs are as delicious as they are cute!
Location: 52 Rue de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris
This coffee shop is perfect for true coffee-lovers. La Caféothèque sources their coffee from specialty single estates around the world, giving you a global menu of options lined up on the wall behind the bar! The coffee is delicious and the café is too cool, with a garden wall and refurbished wood furniture all around.
Location: 24 Rue Chanoinesse, 75004 Paris
You’ll recognize this café instantly from your Instagram feed. Au Vieux Paris features a whimsical façade covered in soft purple dollops of wisteria, and when you step inside you step back in time to the old Paris that the name suggests. You cannot miss this beautiful little café on your next trip to Paris!
Location: 2 Chaussée de la Muette, 75016 Paris
A classic Parisian café, La Rotonde de la Muette is beautifully designed. You can enjoy a formal meal inside or just sip a cup of coffee outside while you watch the world pass by. Offering far more than coffee, La Rotonde is somewhere you’ll want to visit time and again!
10. LE NEMOURS
Location: 2 Place Colette, 75001 Paris
Le Nemours is the perfect spot to sit out with a cappuccino and people-watch near the Louvre. But don’t miss the opportunity to step inside and gaze up at the ceiling, it will blow you away! It’s the perfect café to enjoy your morning in Paris.
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