The Opéra Garnier
is one of the most iconic landmarks in Paris. It's way up there alongside the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Naturally, if you're a tourist in Paris, you'll want to visit the place, right? And once you've seen its full splendor in person, what do you do next? Go to a cafe, of course! Enjoying a coffee break after visiting a famous spot is what the cafes in Paris are all about. And near this Opéra Garnier, you won't want to miss Brioche Doree, Brasilia Cafe, Corner Haussmann, Matamata Coffee, and Cafés Richard!
Source: Brioche Doree
Located on Place de l'Opera, Brioche Doree is only a hop and a skip away from the world-famous opera house. You can't miss it since the front makes it look more like a patisserie and a sandwich shop. And for the most part, it is. But it's also still a cafe. You can enjoy their delectable pastries and scrumptious sandwiches here for a nice break. And you haven't lived until you've tried their baguette creations filled with fresh tomatoes, expertly-cut lettuce, and mouthwatering French cheese. Pair any of that with their famous Viennese coffee and you've got yourself quite the delicious break.
Just how near is Brasilia Cafe from Opéra Garnier? If you sit down on the bright crimson chairs in their terrace area, you can see one of the golden angels that decorate the ironic theater's facade. It's a view you won't get in any of the other cafes in Paris. Imagine looking at that as you dine on fine European cuisine! That's just the unique experience you'll get here in Brasilia Cafe. As for their food, make sure to try their famous oysters. Squeeze lemon all over such sumptuous seafood and you've got a meal you won't ever forget!
Source: Brasilia Cafe Facebook Page
Tucked away in a more shaded corner of Boulevard Haussmann, Corner Haussmann is a great cafe that's pretty near Opéra Garnier. You might have to take public transport
to get to the iconic hall quickly, but if you're in no hurry, a short walk is enough. And trust that all your effort to get here won't be in vain. The place, which is more like a bistro compared to all the other cafes in Paris, serves up some excellent French and European cuisine. Not to mention interesting Parisian interpretations of foreign dishes. A delicious example? Their Cheeseburger Savoyard!
Source: Corner Haussmann
Now, if you just want a coffee break after seeing one of Paris's most iconic sights, then head on over to the Matamata Coffee Bar on Rue d'Argout. It's a rather quaint and hip cafe in the 2nd arrondissement
and it's within walking distance to Opéra Garnier. They serve all kinds of caffeinated drinks here, from the pure espressos to the sweetened frappes and more. If you're a coffee lover, you won't want to miss this even if you're not going to the famous Opera house. Paris is a haven for coffee-lovers, after all, and this cafe is further proof of that!
Source: Matamata Coffee Bar Facebook Page
And finally, there's Cafés Richard. This place has become such a huge staple in Paris's cafe society that it has opened multiple locations throughout the city. Of course, that also includes one near the world-famous opera house. If you want a nice hot cup of coffee, this is the place to get it from. They also serve other treats here too, but it's the coffee that truly makes Cafés Richard stand above the rest. It's their heart and soul, another perfect haven for coffee-lovers in the French capital. After one sip, you'll easily forget that Opéra Garnier is nearby!
Source: Cafés Richard Facebook Page
The iconic Opéra Garnier is so beautiful, you feel so overwhelmed after just one visit! Fortunately, there are many places to relax nearby! Not the least of which are the charming and ever-so-pleasant cafes in Paris! Good coffee and a good time? What's not to love?