Residence Kann coffee shop in Paris and creamy Cappuccino in a small glass (left) and Designer Furniture (right).

There is nothing in Paris I enjoy more — except maybe a delicious meal — than an aimless wander and a great cup of coffee. On a recent stroll through the Canal St. Martin, I stumbled upon the new coffee and concept shop Residence Kann.

The cute, modern space, tucked off the canal on rue des Vinaigriers, boasts comfortable furniture, highly curated tableware, and a cozy backroom perfect for meetings or a quiet moment.

Kann Design Handmade Furniture for the Paris coffee shop, Residence Kann

Houssan Kanaan, one of the three founders of Residence Kann, enthusiastically explained that they only serve the best food and coffee: Coutume coffee beans, and pastries and vegetarian lunches crafted by the chef of Hébé restaurant.

Creamy coffee on a table next to a plant (left) and beautiful Danish-inspired Handmade tables at Residence Kann coffee shop in Paris (right).

Furniture Handmade With Love

Houssan’s family has been in the furniture business for over 60 years. Every piece in the coffee shop has been purposefully designed for this particular space. The pieces were created by Kann Design, Houssan’s company, and handcrafted in Houssan’s childhood village in Lebanon. Their new showroom, previously located in the Residence Kann space for the past seven years, is now located just down the street and re-opened in conjunction with the coffee shop. The entire interior décor of Residence Kann will change every six months, with the existing items up for sale at reduced rates at the time of the changeover, or can be ordered directly from the shop.

The window of Coffee Shop Residence Kann near Paris' Canal St Martin area.

Residence Kann:  28 rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris   Hours: Mon-Fri 9-6 / Sat-Sun 10-6

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Written by Erica Berman for HiP Paris. All photos courtesy of Residence Kann. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, Tuscany, Umbria or Liguria? Check out Haven In. Mention the code: HiPParis19 for special deals and a bottle of champagne with every booking for all HiP Paris readers!


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.

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