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Turkish Coffee, Pastries and Mezze in Paris at Ibrik Cafe

HiP Paris Blog visits Ibrik CafeAnael Boulay – Skiss Agency

Greatly inspired by her family’s Romanian-Byzantine heritage, Cathy has opened one of the most inviting and unpretentious cafés in Paris. Employing the ancient coffee brewing method of the hovoli, a technique that she learned from her grandmother at an early age, Cathy serves each carefully concocted coffee in an ibrik accompanied by a gold foiled glass. The beans are freshly roasted by heralded Coutume Café and, if you’re in a hurry, they also make a mean espresso using their sleek Synesso machine.

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HiP Paris Blog tells you what to do in Paris when the Parisians disappear

August in Paris: What to do When the Parisians Disappear

For those with a glass-half-full attitude when the city is half-empty, August is the best time to explore the city. Although it’s true that a lot of many places close their doors completely during this period, there are still plenty of options. And best of all, you are free to enjoy them without the crowds!

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HiP Paris Blog round up the top events this August

August Events in Paris: Cinema en Plein Air, Rollerdisco and Rock en Seine

Here are our top picks of what’s on this month in Paris, including a garden dinner party, music festivals, open air cinema and roller disco.

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HiP Paris Blog rounds up this summer's artistic offerings

Paris' Summer Art Expos Not To Be Missed: Art/Afrique, Guy Bourdin and David Hockney

It’s nearly August, and while most of the French may be going on summer holidays, there’s still plenty to do in Paris. Cafés and shops may close, but many of the city’s art galleries and museums remain open. The mass exodus of Parisians during the summer holidays means there are often less crowds, making it the perfect time to visit.

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HiP Paris visits Le Cairn - naturopathy and coffee shop

Le Cairn: Naturopathy, Beauty Products and a Gluten Free Cafe in Paris' 7th

If you’re fortunate enough to have stumbled upon Le Cairn, a charming coffee café and naturopathy, you’ll hear soothing, indie soft rock on loop harmonizing alongside the comforting hum of the espresso machine. Welcome to the barista / wellness hideaway where you’ll truly feel at home.

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HiP Paris Blog rounds up the top brunch spots in Paris

Where to Find the Best Brunch in Paris: Our Top Picks for Brunching in the City

Cooking breakfast is an intimate experience that requires great heart and attention; it is the first meal of the day. Your empty belly craves for nourishment and love. Perhaps you’re nursing a head-banging hangover. You’re vulnerable, sensitive and want that good food – fast!

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Veggie Magnifique round up of the top vegan spots in Paris for HiP Paris Blog

Veggie Magnifique's Top 10 Paris Vegan Restaurant Picks

There’s a veritable veggie revolution going on in the City of Light. Vegan and healthy hotspots are poppin’ up like daisies, and more and more, we veggie-hunters are spoiled for choice.

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HiP Paris Blog visits Les Petits Domaines - a wine shop for women

A Socially Responsible Wine Shop in Paris: Les Petits Domaines

An ambassador for women who make wine and also for small, ethical producers, Isabelle is eager to educate you on socially responsible vignerons from France’s treasured wine regions.

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HiP Paris Blog reports on Ground Control's new address

Ground Control: A New Home Near Gare De Lyon, Great Eats, and a Community Garden

Ground Control, the 18th arrondissement’s beloved ephemeral summer hangout spot, has changed its zip code. The pop-up has moved into a former post office space in the 12th, near the Gare de Lyon.

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