One of the best coffee shops in Paris for brunch, The Hood in the 11th arrondissement serves fresh sandwiches (left) and craft coffee (right).The Hood

The Hood wears many hats, and it carries each one impeccably. By day, the comfortable, airy space serves as a coffeehouse and creative meeting place. By night, a veritable gastronomic address.

Singapore-native Pearlyn Lee opened The Hood in May 2016. Today, a smiley team of baristas leads the front of house, while Masterchef France winner Khánh-Ly Huỳnh crafts Asian-inspired plates from the open kitchen in back.

Parisians waiting outside The Hood coffee shop in Paris (left), one of our favorite places for fresh-made sandwiches and locally brewed beer (right).The Hood

The morning menu includes coffee classics – beans are sourced from Paris’ Brûlerie Belleville and The Barn Berlin – teas, Golden Milk (turmeric, coconut milk, black pepper, ginger, whole milk), and pastries. At lunchtime, healthy bowls, Banh Mi sandwiches, and pandan chiffon cake are up for grabs. And after nightfall, the space transforms into a neobistrot offering a curated selection of natural wines, craft beers, and sharable small plates (think bavette with Asian chimichurri and Jerusalem artichoke and rhubarb with bergamot, pandan chiffon, and meringue.

The Hood is one of the best cofee shops in Paris for cake and fruit juices (left) and sometimes in summer artists perform live music outside in front of the vintage window with an old sign that reads 'bazar - cleaning' (right). Erin Dahl/The Hood

Now, you might be thinking, “but Paris is teeming with cozy cafés and innovative restaurants that draw the creative set…” While that’s true, The Hood feels different. It doesn’t just welcome the creative community, it supports their work via a dedicated exhibition space. And Sunday brunch is more than a tasty meal because its paired with live music from local bands.

The space’s slogan is “The Hood is Yours.” Pay them a visit and you’ll see: it really does feel a little like home.

The Hood:

80 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris

Tel:  +1 43 57 20 50

Related links 

  • Cassiopée offers freshly roasted coffee, sweets and art in the 18th.
  • Mokonuts serves fine food and baked goods in Paris’ 11th. Read more here.
  • If you love food, Paris’ 11th arrondissement is a foodie paradise.

Written by Erin Dahl for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.



Erin Dahl

Erin’s had a whimsical affair with Paris since her first trip as a wide-eyed teenager. She is Editor for the HiP Paris Blog as well as Co-founder of Content Coopérative, Paris’s first English-native content agency.


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