7 hot spots in Paris

Best coffee shops, best concept stores and, best local restaurants - we tell you all about some of the best hot spots in Paris.
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7 hot spots in Paris


Trendy concept stores, cool coffee shop hangouts, and varieties of local foods - Paris has it all. We tell you about some of the best concept stores where you not only can shop, but also sip your favourite coffee and relax. We will also show some of the best Paris restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious French meal, and cool coffee shops having best selections of coffee to spend your sunny mornings and afternoons.

Perfect blend of fashion, food, and design!

1. The Broken Arm

Want to drink coffee in the same store where you have just shopped? Yes, you can with the Broken Arm! The Broken Arm is an ultra cool concept store in a quiet street in the Marias in the 3rd arrondissement. The idea is to provide the customers with an exquisite experience which goes beyond just shopping.

The store has a well-curated collection of clothing, fashion, and lifestyle items from brands such as Patrik Ervell, Raf Simons, Carven, Kenzo, Marni, and Gyakusouas. Many other labels from upcoming and emerging designers can also be found in the store.

Adjacent to the store, you will find a subtle yet brightly designed cafe. Extremely good coffee, delicious sandwiches, salads, soups, and freshly baked food items can be found on the menu. The look and design of this Paris store gives it a Scandinavian vibe. Drop in for the perfect combination of coffee and shopping!

Location: 12 Rue Perrée, 75003 Paris
Website: the-broken-arm.com

2. Merci

This beautiful concept store was opened in 2009 when the founders realised that Paris was missing a place that brings together the best of fashion, design, home objects, and food and coffee. Not only does the store provide a great variety of goods for interior design and fashion, but it also has two distinct cafes and one restaurant.

Opening onto a small garden, La Cantine Merci provides some great options for a healthy lunch. They offer fresh vegetables and nutritious fruit cocktails, accompanied with selected homemade desserts.

Le Used Book Cafe, the other cafe at Merci, is perhaps the best bet when all you wish is to relax over a tea or coffee with a nice book to read. You can choose any book from the 10,000 books available in their library.

Le Ciné Café on the terrace is just the right place to catch up with your friends for mouth-watering salads or soups. Enjoy the food with a classic film that is played on the projector.

Location: 111 boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris
Website: merci-merci.com

Craving a local meal?

3. Breizh Cafe

Your stay in Paris is definitely incomplete if you did not have a bite of your favourite crepe and galette at the popular Breizh cafe. The cafe takes pride in its local and organic ingredients, which goes into the making of its mouthwatering crepes and galettes.

All the ingredients are personally selected by the staff from some of the best local Breton producers. The cafe has a wide selection of ciders from Brittany. Authenticity and quality are the key ingredients in all its delicious food items.

Location: 109 rue vielle du temple, 75003 Paris

Website: breizhcafe.com

4. Le Flamboire

Le Flamboire, located in the 9th arrondissement, is a restaurant that specializes in grilled fish and meat cooked over a wood fire. Their menu has got some tempting offerings of meats, including grilled meats and sweetmeats from different regions of France such as Normandy, Burgundy, and Limousin.

Grab a comfortable corner, watch the tossing of meat in the huge open flame, and experience the best grilled food. A true treat for your taste buds!

Location: 54 rue Blanche, 75009 Paris

Website: leflamboire.com

5. Les Papilles

Close to the Luxembourg Garden in the heart of the Latin Quarter, lies this Parisian bistro called Les Papilles. Besides the succulent meals such as the old style duck, snails cooked in parsley, and selected pork products, what makes the place even more interesting is the fact that it also has a grocery section and a large wine cellar.

You can select a bottle of wine to have in the restaurant or buy it on the go. You will be delighted to find savory gourmet products and snacks to suit your glass of wine.

Want to celebrate a special moment with family or friends? You can even reserve a large table for up to 15 guests and enjoy a plasma screen. Imagine watching the big game the next time you dined out?

Location: 30 Rue Gay Lussac, 75005 Paris

Website: lespapillesparis.com

Yearning for a hot cuppa?

6. Ten Belles

High quality coffee, and cool and comfortable environment sums up Ten Belles. And so it goes without saying that it is one of the most popular coffee shops in Paris. Tempting Cornish pastry, creamy cappuccino, iced latte, freshly baked food items, and good music are some of the things you will find here. Eat it or take it away, you are sure to enjoy every bite and sip of it..

Location: 10 Rue de la Grange aux Belles, 75010 Paris

Website: TenBelles

7. KB Caféshop

The cafe has an Australian vibe and feel to it, thanks to the owner Nicolas Piégay, a coffee lover who learned many details about coffee while working as a barista in Sydney. The coffee here is top-notch, and the food is made right on the premises. Some of the items include soups, sandwiches, salads, cakes, toast, and many other delectable things.

When not in a mood for hot drink, you can also try their freshly made juices and smoothies.

Location: 53 Avenue Trudaine, 75009 Paris

Website: KBCafeShop

Do you know some other hot spots in Paris? Then share the details with us so that we can include them in our upcoming blogs. We would love to hear from you! Write to us at contact.

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