Pozzetto – finally, fabulous coffee & gelato in Paris

by Erica Berman


Photo Erica Berman

Despite my recent tirade and blog post ranting about the poor quality of coffee in France, I am pleased to announce that I recently had a fabulous cup of coffee in Paris. It was a coffee surprisingly worthy of any I have had in Italy, right in the heart of the Marais! Last Saturday after being jostled about in the Merci boutique (had to check it out – and found it overrated, overpriced, and overcrowded even if for a good cause, but lovely!) my friend Francoise and I made our way to the Marais and ended up at Pozzetto gelateria on rue du Roi de Sicile.

Francoise ordered a chocolat chaud con panna, (hot chocolate with whipped cream) so thick she had to eat it with a spoon, and I ordered a marocchino con panna (basically a small cappuccino with warm chocolate sauce and homemade whipped cream).  Next time I will have to try an expresso or plain cappuccino to see how they hold up, but I am not sure I will be able to resist the lure of the perfect marocchino! The homemade gelato is also wonderful, the staff are all Italian and friendly, and I can’t wait to return. There is a 2nd Pozzetto on rue des Levis in the 17th, I may just have to walk on over from my flat in Montmartre . . .  tomorrow?


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Pozzetto – 39, rue du Roi de Sicile Paris 4eme Metro St Paul or Hotel de Ville
21, rue de Levis Paris 17eme Metro Villiers



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Erica Berman

Erica Berman grew up in Lexington, Mass. After graduating from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Journalism and an intensive summer at Middlebury College (Vermont), Erica went to Paris with hopes of submerging herself in French culture and perfecting her French -- and she stayed 20 years. Erica is the founder of the HiP Paris Blog and Haven In her former company. She now splits her time between Paris (Montmartre) and Maine (Midcoast). She recently started a non-profit growing organic produce for the food insecure in Maine called Veggies to Table. In her all-too-rare free time, Erica likes to travel off the beaten track, explore Paris and Maine, read, take photos, cook, kayak, hike and enjoy long Sunday brunches with her friends. View Erica Berman's Website

5 comments on “Pozzetto – finally, fabulous coffee & gelato in Paris

About to pay a visit to Paris by following my random thought, and then found your blog. Just wanted to san thank you thank you, all the pictures, places, food, cafe and even people’s comments make me want to go to Paris tomorrow, desperately!!

Oh Oui, ce n’est pas seulment bon, it is great! I had the best pistachio of my life but the Gianduja was incredible, never tasted such a rich an creamy gelato.
Perfect coffee too.

I was just there a few days ago and had stracciatella and mint (and it had the taste of fresh mint), amazing!

Thanks for your wonderful blog. I am going to Paris for my honeymoon and I am just looking forward to follow your tips, especially this Pozzetto place, which had been already reccomended to me by a girlfriend of mine, a real gelatoholic.

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