Whereto Drink Coffee & Get Dessert 

Café de Flore

172 Boulevard Saint-Germain

Café de Flore is one of the oldest coffeehouses in Paris. Located in the fashionable Saint-Germain-des-Prés  its it still celebrated for its famous clientele (I ran into fashion model Camille Rowe here!) Its been a hotspot in the past for high-profile writers and artists such as Ernest Hemingway & Pablo Picasso. The classic Art Deco interior of all red seating, mahogany and mirrors has changed little since World War II. Its a must see for mornings sipping cafe au laits and working on your parisian memoir.


Les Deux Magots

6 Place Saint-Germain des Prés

Les Deux Magots (French pronunciation: ​[le dø maɡo]) is a famous café in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés, literally a few steps away from its equally famous rival Café de Flore(I'm not exaggerating its literally right next to it) It became famous due to the literary and intellectual élite of the city that would frequent it, young artists and writers, such as Ernest Hemingway, Albert CamusJames JoyceBertolt Brecht, and Julia Child. You'll have to visit for yourself and see which cafe is your favorite. To me the outside of Cafe de Flore is prettier but Les Deux Magots has better vibe. 


A coffee shop is a very special place, especially in Paris where café culture is still alive and kicking. Why would you go to Paris without experiencing the quintessential City of Light which of course involves espressos, pastries, red wine, bread and cheese – preferably all at once. Cafés have been a key part of the capital’s identity for centuries, they’re its nerve centres, the ideal place for debating, flirting and simply watching the world go by. Instantly when you find a new café, when you find your café you get a feeling. You either can tell it's going to be a place where you can work on your next novel or even a new painting, or if it will be just be a café where you can run in and out of and maybe run into a celebrity or two. I always encourage others to try other places besides Starbucks, I beg you please don't visit paris and go to Starbucks. There are hundreds of places in Paris to get a café au lait. Here are some suggestions of where to start. - Jonetia, Creator of Alora City

Other Places to Check Out:

Belleville Brûlerie

Bar Hemingway 

Brasserie Lipp

Closerie des Lilas


Café Kitsuné – Tuileries

Ladurée Restaurant at Printemps or the one on the Champs Elysees

Au Vieux Paris

Le Consulat

Chez Julien

Cafe Angelina

Du Pain et Des Idees

Le Recrutement Cafe

La Maison Rose

Shakespeare and Company Café

Cafe de la Paix

Le Cafe Marly at the Palais Du Louvre

Le Bonaparte 

Mon Coeur Belleville

Le Bistrot des Dames

Le Quarante Trois

Cafe's with Views!


La Terrasse des Galeries Lafayette

The candle lit terrace at Shangri-La Hotel



Photos by J.Montrice

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