Lots of restaurants and cafes close in August, which can make it tricky to find somewhere to eat and drink if you’re visiting the city, or one of the few locals (i.e. me) to remain. I’ve made it my mission to hunt down some of the best restaurants and cafés that will be open this… …read more

Once an industrial hub, the Canal Saint-Martin area is now one of the trendiest, most dynamic quartiers in the city, with creative restaurants, fun fashion, and bars bursting with boisterous crowds. …read more

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. …read more

Everything about Canal St-Martin’s Fraîche is in keeping with its name: light and refined dishes made with market-fresh ingredients, surprising flavor combinations, and a sunny space that puts you at ease. Whether for a weekday lunch or an intimate dinner date, you’ll walk away from this unpretentious bistrot full and restored. …read more

What’s more Parisian than spreading out a blanket and sharing fresh baguette, cheese, wine, and maracons? Paris Picnic delivers an artisanal picnic to select locations in Paris. Simply select and customize your picnic online, request a delivery location and time, and voila: a picture-perfect picnic experience made easy. …read more

Sandwiched between coffee shop Ten Belles and florist Bleuet Coquelicot, Mrythe is one of the Canal Saint Martin’s newest tenants. In addition to serving sandwiches, salads and gluten-free pastries, they offer a selection of take-away apéro baskets that demand to be eaten canal-side. …read more

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One bar that will let us hold onto our summer memories is Copper Bay, where the ease of the South of France has been brought to the City of Light. This sunny, nautically-designed spot in the 10th arrondissement provides a respite for those for whom vacation wasn’t quite long enough. …read more

Modeled on a Japanese izakaya bar, Cartel is Canal St-Martin’s latest opening. For their second project, the team behind Marais bistro Mère Fille have teamed up with chef Sourasack ‘Sou’ Phongphet who rustles up an array of light tapas ‘japonisante’ that burst with flavour and freshness. …read more

Every Sunday the city of Paris inhales deeply, taking a break to live life at a different rhythm and wander the cobbled streets. The 15th century canals in Paris’ 19th arrondissement, Canal St-Martin and Canal De l’Ourqc, are a great areas to slowly drift into the relaxing weekend beat. …read more

Spring is blossoming in Paris as sprigs of green sneak into our grey city, bringing us back to life after months spent under winter skies. So pull up a chair at your nearest terrasse, order a glass of rosé, don your sunglasses, and get ready to bask in the sunny months to come! …read more

Café Le Poutch may be new to the scene at Canal Saint Martin, but it’s already made 13, rue Lucien Sampaix its own. With a good soundtrack, free wifi, and a delicious menu, the café makes an excellent choice for a lunch, an afternoon with a word document, or a coffee date. …read more

Opened in 2012 Inaro, a cosy restaurant specializing in apéro dinatoire style dining, has recently made itself more available to neighbors and lovers of all things local. The space is now open in the afternoon, providing French-origin options with a menu that is entirely locally sourced. …read more

When I spent a semester abroad in London in college, I desperately missed Mexican food. I remember asking a local if you could get it anywhere in the city. He replied “You mean like Doritos?” Obviously Mexican food was a long ways from catching on. But not in Paris. …read more