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WiFi Cafes in Paris: A Writer’s Paradise

by Tory Hoen
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Tory Hoen

After attending Brown University and spending two years in New York, Tory bought a one-way ticket to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a writer (and of drinking wine at lunch). During her time in the City of Light, she chronicled the euphoric highs and the laughable lows of ex-pat life on her blog, A Moveable Beast. Though she's now based in New York, she travels frequently to Montreal and Brazil, and she'll use just about any excuse to jet to Paris ("I ran out of fleur de sel"). A regular contributor to Hip Paris, Tory also writes for New York Magazine, Time Out New York, and she is a co-author of Gradspot.com's Guide To Life After College. View Tory Hoen's Website

23 comments on “WiFi Cafes in Paris: A Writer’s Paradise

Please, post more pictures next time.
It’s so hard to decide, and I’ve to Google each place to have a better idea of how it looks like.

But anyway, that’s for sharing all this information 🙂

I love Mel, Mitch & Martin in the 11th, on Rue Saint Bernard, just above Faubourg Saint Antoine. It has wifi and a cafe atmosphere, very easy to work from here. It’s Bobo and its the closest thing to an american-style cafe I’ve found. Closed on Mondays and maybe Tuesdays.

Thank you, from one writer to another heading that way. This is so useful!

I also LOVE kooka boora! They have soy milk and the best cookies… La Favorite is great for people watching, cafe coutume and Cafe Pinson (which also has amazing healthy/vegetarian food is great too)

I went to a great café near Pigalle today called Kooka Boora, I was looking for something up that end of town but not as touristy as Le Sancerre on rue d’Abbesse. It has good wifi and a great big sunny window looking out onto the little tree lined square/triangle. I had a brownie that was deliciouse and moiste and the cappucino was pretty good too.

thank you so much for your acommodation.
it’s been great to have the list and i am on my way to have a cozy nice place for blogging and writing.

Thank you for this indispensible list! Another one is “La Favorite” on Rue de Rivoli across from St Paul metro station (Marais). It’s always packed and quite trendy but you can install yourself and stay comfortably, no problem. The service can be rude/ slow, but it’s super convenient and dependable and the decor is cool.

Awesome list! Just what I needed now… fed up with sitting working from home!

Le Carillon is also a great spot for evening drinks. Check out our review.

I just had tea while working at Latin St-Germain and it’s pretty nice, not so crowded, WiFi is great, and prices are ok, (the food looks delicious also) but it’s a bit noisy so don’t forget to bring your headphones!

I am reading this from La Fee Vert, on Rue de la Roquette, in the Bastille. I noticed you didn’t have any Bastille cafes. Can’t leave them out! I love La Fee Vert. Especially at night, it isn’t crowded at all and still has that minty-licorice scent throughout the bar. Wifi is free and unlimited, but you have to get a password from the waiter.

Also really great is Cafe Delaville, at the bottom part of the 10th (close to the 3rd). The place is huge, and there are plenty of seats and plugs and that interior design is to die for. You have to keep re-setting the wifi every 20 minutes, but is free and no password.

Love this post! Thank you. I also love Cafe Charlot 38 Rue de Bretagne for free wifi. Lots of start up people go there to use the internet in the Marais. It’s also right next to the Marche des enfants rouge which has a great lunch 🙂

Went to Delmas today, but the wifi wasn’t working 🙁 Lovely working environment, but wifi may be spotty so beware!

My favorite is called Latin-Saint Germain, right on Saint Germain about a block down from boulevard Saint Michel. The staff is really nice and I’ve sat with my computer for hours on a 2 euro café without a problem 🙂

Roger, La Mer a Boire is a great idea! Thanks for the tip. And Will, I feel you. My faux pas in Paris are too many to count, but we learn as we go, right?

There’s a pretty good chance Hemingway exaggerated his hardships while in Paris, so I wouldn’t feel the least bit guilty about being cozy.

I laughed aloud when I read that you inadvertently asked your waiter if he had a flea! Your French is probably much, much better than mine. Years ago during my first visit I somehow got it in my head that bonjour was the French equivalent of aloha. I got a lot of smiles every time I waved goodbye while shouting “hello”!

Also is Belleville: La Mer à Boire, on rue des Envierges, right above the Parc. A great place to work, and there’s a magnificent view from the terrace.

If you’re really strapped for cash you can, in the warmer months at least, try the parks of Paris where there is sometimes goventment-sponsored WIFI. Try the Parc Rene Viviani right on the banks of the Seine next to bookshop Shakespeare & Company on rue de la Bucherie, or the Square Léopold Achille behind the Picasso Museum in the Marais.

Simply Luxurious

To procrastinate in Paris – someday, someday. =)

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