Crayons, a plant and the world atlas of coffee at favorite Paris coffee shop Neighbours.Emily Dilling

Located on the otherwise unremarkable end of the Boulevard Beaumarchais, amidst a series of second hand camera shops and fast food lunch options you’ll find Neighbours, a café that’s as friendly as its name.

While crowds gather at shops like merci, Leon & Harper, and Bonton at the République end of this boulevard spanning the eastern border of the 3rd and 11th arrondissement, Neighbours has managed to liven up the opposite end of Boulevard Beaumarchais and bring a fresh new address to the Bastille area.

A go-to coffee shop for breakfast in Paris, Neighbours serves great homemade salads, pancakes, granola and coffee (left), as well as gooey chocolate-chip cookies (right).Neighbours

The little sister of Honor, a courtyard coffee shop in the 8th arrondissement, Neighbours opened just under a year ago, expanding owners Daniel Warburton and Angelle Boucher’s empire as well as providing them with a full kitchen to source both shops. The English-Australian couple has created a menu, executed by chef Frances in the cuisine, that embraces Australian spins on café classics.

“We have avocado toast,” Junn, the friendly Malaysian-turned-Parisian barista admitted with a smile, “but it’s served on crumpets- not toast!” she hurried to add. Banana bread is also a feature on the menu, made distinctive when served with house made espresso butter.

A great coffee shop for brunch in Paris close to the Marais is Neighbours, for its delicious salads (left), trendy decor and fruity water (right).Neighbours

All day breakfast also make Neighbours distinct in a city that hasn’t fully embraced Anglo style breakfasts, despite inroads made by the wildly successful Holybelly and Hardware Société. Neighbours’ brunch menu includes temptations such as Corn Fritters with Smashed Avocado (11.50 euro), Pulled Pork with Grilled Halloumi Cheese (12.50 euro) and Granola Bowls (7.50 euro) if you’re looking for something light.

At Paris coffee shop Neighbours, the coffee is from England-based Round Hill Roastery and is brewed here by the baristas.Emily Dilling

Coffee is sourced from England based Round Hill Roastery and proposed in a variety of drinks from your basic filter (3.50 euro) to their house specialty, the Filter Shot (“longer than and espresso, creamier than an allongé”, 3.00 euro).

Neighbours is coffee geek friendly as well as kid friendly, with tables dotted with cups of crayons inspiring patrons of all ages to draw a contribution to the growing gallery of dessins decorating the bathroom’s walls. Whether through crayons or conversations, Neighbours makes it easy to feel at home and has turned a stretch of boulevard in the 3rd arrondissement into a neighborhood.

One of the best coffee shops in Paris, Neighbours is also creative, and gets people to draw crayon pictures, which they stick up on the walls.Emily Dilling
89 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris, France
+33 7 67 99 99 91
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Written by Emily Dilling for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.


Emily Dilling

Emily Dilling is a France based writer and author of My Paris Market Cookbook: A Culinary Tour of French Flavors and Seasonal Recipes. In 2005 Emily moved to Paris from her native California and began exploring the cities markets, restaurants, and cafés. In 2010 she founded the blog Paris Paysanne, where she writes about her favorite addresses and artisans in the city. Emily currently lives in the Loir-et-Cher region of France, where she writes and works in the grapevines.

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