Kooka Boora Café is one of the places that serves good coffee in Paris, and this is a known fact. Located on the corner of Avenue Trudaine and Rue des Martyrs, you can peek through the Basilique du Sacré Coeur if you take a seat on the terrace. Inside, you’d be greeted by the simple decor, wood tables, comfortable armchairs, and big window that lets in the sunlight. You can find wide selection of coffee, ice coffee, tea, fresh juice as well as sandwiches, cheesecake, scones, and cookies. The coffee was definitely one of the best I tried in Paris. On weekends, KB Café serves organic bread and scrambled eggs for brunch. Free wifi, of course, for those who search a place to work with a cup of coffee. For tourists, it is not a neighborhood you’d normally visit, so give this place a try on a sunny afternoon after your visit to the Montmartre. For Parisians, it is a hot spot - you can also find Rose Bakery and Popelini - and the cafe alone is worth visiting.
Kooka Boora KB Cafe
53 Ave Trudaine 75009 (near Montmartre)
At Anti Café, you pay for the time instead of what you eat or drink — 4 euros for the first hour and 2 euros afterwards (4 euros after 17h). This is perfect for those who are looking for a cafe to do group work or discussion with your friends or concentrate yourself to get work done. The spaces are divided respectively. Parisians seem to call this kind of place “coworking space.” This new concept is starting to attract people in need of such space. Whatever your purpose of visit may be at Anti Café, coffee, drinks, cookies, and snacks are unlimited, as well as fast wifi, printer, scanner, and even board games. You are also allowed to bring in outside snacks and drinks if you wish. The study space was more quiet and spacious than I expected, the coffee and homemade lemonade were above average, and snacks were definitely unlimited. If you don’t want to work at Starbucks anymore and want to stay at one place for a long time, this place will be a great option. Anti Café also has offers such as 1 day for 14 euros or 1 month for 200 euros. Check out their website to take advantage of the free 30 minutes offer.
79 Rue Quincampaix (near Centre Pompidou)
Cozy is the perfect word to describe this cafe located in the center of Marais. Named after the mouse who falls in the tea pot at the Mad Hatter’s tea party in Alice in Wonderland, Le Loir dans la Théière (Mouse in a tea pot, in French) is a spacious cafe with comfortable sofas and comfort food. Its specialties are the tarts and cakes, including the famous lemon meringue tart. During the weekends, people line up for the 19.5 euro brunch before and after shopping in the Marais.
Le Loir dans la Théière
3 Rue des Rosiers 75004 (Marais)
You would have already heard about Bob’s Kitchen either if you are a vegetarian or someone always on the radar of what is hot here in Paris. Run by an American, Marc Grossman, Bob’s Kitchen offers healthy but delicious food, ranging from the famous veggie stew, futomaki, fresh juice and smoothies, bagel sandwich to vegan desserts. This place is always full of young Parisian girls during the lunch time so I decided to go there early. So I trusted Google which told me it’s open everyday from 10 am, but apparently it’s wrong — on weekends it’s open from 10 am for brunch but otherwise, it opens at 11:30 pm in the weekdays. Anyways, I stopped by Bob’s Kitchen around 10:30 am with my friend on a Monday, but the staff at Bob’s Kitchen kindly made an exception to let us in at this time. For this reason, we could not taste the famous veggie stew which wasn’t yet ready, but we still had the chance to try other great food. Another famous menu, futomaki, includes mango, avocado, and radish wrapped with seasoned rice and seaweed paper. Did I expect too much or is it because I come from Korea where I’ve grown up eating Kimbab (Korean maki)? In any case, futomaki wasn’t as good as I imagined. Instead, the bagel sandwich with mozzarella, pesto sauce, cucumber, and greens was extraordinary. I actually felt very lucky that the veggie stew wasn’t ready, or else I probably would have tried that instead of this bagel sandwich. In the weekends, they offer brunch menu as well + the owner also runs Bob’s Juice Bar near Canal Saint Martin.
74 Rue des Gravilliers 75003 (near Centre Pompidou)