Île de la Cité is a tiny island in the historical center of Paris with many secret corners worth exploring. …read more

Have you ever ordered a coffee in Paris and found yourself stunned when it finally arrived at the table? You’re not alone. To help you navigate the somewhat-confusing café menu, we’ve prepared an easy guide to ordering coffee in France. …read more

There’s no doubt about it. The French are coffee mad, meaning there is plenty of option in Paris. Here are a few of my favorite spots to sit down in Paris with a good coffee and book. …read more

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

From charming tea salons to cool contemporary cafés, here are our top places for an afternoon coffee and cake in Paris. …read more

We’re delving into the lives of some well-known Parisians to find out what they would consider an ideal day in Paris in our new series My Perfect Day in Paris. To kick things off, Lindsey Tramuta, an American journalist and bestselling author of The New Paris, invited us into her apartment to chat about her… …read more

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The St. Germain district is synonymous with cafés. While its reputation was built on legendary Parisian cafés like Les Deux Magots and Le Café de Flore, these days there’s a whole new variety of cafés percolating throughout the neighborhood. Here’s where you can get the best coffee on the Left Bank. …read more

The Aussie brunch, or “brekkie” (short for breakfast), has taken off internationally. Australian’s love to travel, and have taken their passion for brunch and coffee with them, opening cafes in London, New York, and Paris. Locals have jumped on the bandwagon too. The New York Times describes Australian brunch as ‘bright mashups of foods that… …read more

If you’re fortunate enough to have stumbled upon Le Cairn, a charming coffee café and naturopathy, you’ll hear soothing, indie soft rock on loop harmonizing alongside the comforting hum of the espresso machine. Welcome to the barista / wellness hideaway where you’ll truly feel at home. …read more

Café Méricourt, Café Oberkampf’s grand frère cafe, has just opened around the corner from the local favorite’s first location. …read more

Paris teaches you that appearances can be deceiving. One of the biggest charms of the city is how it can change from tiny to titanic, small to staggering, in a matter of meters. Mini cobble stone streets open onto magnificent esplanades and hidden passages transport you to grand boulevards. I can’t think of a café… …read more

The Quartier d’Aligre is one of my favorite pockets of Paris, and one I am lucky enough to call home. Located just southeast of Bastille, the area has a little bit of everything. Here are some of my favorite addresses. …read more

Carin Olsson Before everyone gets a proper start on their New Year’s resolutions, we wanted to take a moment to look back over the past year and to thank all the wonderful and brilliantly talented contributors who help to make this blog what it is. Forest Collins Before launching into all the exciting things we… …read more