The Seine River is among the most scenic spots in Paris. It's peaceful, romantic, idyllic—practically everything you want in a busy city like the French capital. It's no surprise that so many people love hanging out here. There's just something about the place that gets you caught up in all the feels. So imagine enjoying a hot cup of coffee
and a tasty pastry near the Seine River! Places like Café Bords de Sein, Le Peloton Café, Typick Café, Le Café Barge, and Café Oz Rooftop are the best cafes in Paris to enjoy your time near this part of the city.
Café Bords de Seine
It's a cafe, bar, and restaurant all in one! What's not to love? Located on Place du Châtelet, Café Bords de Seine is a great hotspot that's only a hop and a skip away from the Seine River. Despite its popular location, the cafe has retained its cozy atmosphere. The smell of freshly baked goods wafts in the area alongside the rich aroma of hot cups of coffee
. Pair that with the relaxing sound of the streaming water in the Seine River and you've got quite the scene! If you're up for a refresher in the middle of the afternoon, this is one of the best cafes in Paris to go to!
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Le Peloton Café
By its name alone, it's not difficult to learn what Le Peloton Café is all about. Yes, it's one of those trendy cafes in Paris where the coffee is great but the location is even better, but for the most part, this is where cyclists get their caffeine fix. This is sort of like the clubhouse for Le Peleton, a cycling community in Paris, after all. Fitness junkies and athletes are their main regulars. But that doesn't mean non-cyclists aren't welcome. Just expect a lot of biking paraphernalia here. In fact, apart from just a hot cup of coffee, you can even rent a bike here if you want.
Source: Le Peloton Café Facebook Page
From savory sandwiches and big bowls of salads to sweet treats and soft pastries, Typick Café serves them all. Located on Quai de la Seine in the 10th arrondissement
of Paris, this is probably the closest you'll get to the river. But take note that it's not exactly on the river banks. It's just near the river. Nevertheless, the food here is so good that you won't even care about the cafe's location anymore. All you'll want is a scrumptious salad, some macarons
for dessert, and of course, a hot cup of Alter Eco coffee!
Source: Typick Café
Le Café Barge
Despite its name, Le Café Barge is technically a restaurant rather than a run-of-the-mill coffee shop. But while it's not exactly like the other cafes in Paris, it's still a worthwhile foodie hotspot near the Seine River. Especially since you can just peek through the bay windows and you'll instantly see the famous river in all its glory. As for the food here, you can indulge in some duck breast with roasted carrots, rib steak with Béarnaise sauce, or even scallops with Basil Rissotto. For dessert, some fresh fruit of the moment sounds like a refreshing choice, doesn't it?
Source: Le Café Barge
Café Oz Rooftop
Café Oz Rooftop is another hotspot on this list that's not exactly the kind of cafe you might be expecting. Perched atop Cité de la Mode et du Design, this place is more like a nightclub than a cafe in Paris. Instead of coffee and pasties, you'll get cocktails and EDM. Though they still serve some delicious food here too! A Margherita pizza sounds like the perfect snack to pair your beer with. As is an Ox burger with fritters. Mozzarella sticks, on the other hand, make for great finger food and will go well with a cocktail.
Source: Café Oz Rooftop Facebook Page
Relaxing in a cafe by the Seine River sounds so Parisian, it's practically stereotypical. But you know what? If it will help you enjoy your time in the French capital, go for it! That's what cafes in Paris are all about, after all!