Some of the best cafes in Paris are those located in the lesser-known parts of the city. Of course, you'd expect that there'd be charming cafes in places like the Marais district, Montmartre, along the Champs-Élysées, and near the Eiffel Tower. But what about the more underrated neighborhoods in Paris
? Say, like Batignolles. It's a village-like area that's so different from the rest of the city though it still has its fair share of incredible cafes. There are Terres de Café, Café Dose Paris, Café des Dames, Café des Petits Frères, and Café Biergit, for instance. These five are arguably the best cafes in Paris and here's why.
Source: Terres de Café Facebook Page
Terres de Café
Terres de Café has become so famous that it has set up various locations throughout differentneighborhoods in Paris. Of course, that also includes Batignolles. You can spot this bright cobalt blue exterior even from a mile away and when you peek inside, the smell of coffee will instantly draw you in. This place is no ordinary coffee shop. The people who run Terres de Café personally source their coffee beans and focus on the french ways of serving and roasting coffee. This is why the place has enamored countless locals over the years!
Café Dose Paris
Just like Terres de Café, Café Dose Paris has also become such a staple that it has set up many cafes in Paris. The one in Batignolles is on Place du Doctor Félix Lobligeois, right smack in the center of the district. Since it's on a public square, the cafe can get pretty lively at times and it's the perfect spot to watch local life go by. But what about their food? Are they any good? You bet they are! From scrumptious burgers mouthwatering banana and blueberry pancakes, Café Dose Paris takes the 'comfort
' in comfort food to a whole new level!
Source: Dose Paris Facebook Page
Café des Dames
Café des Dames is one of those cafes in Paris that you'd want to visit every morning. Even if you can cook your breakfast yourself, there's no replacing the food at this Batignolles hotspot. Located on Place du Colonel Fabien between the 10th
and 19th arrondissements
, Café des Dames is worth checking out. They have great coffee but that's already a given. Practically all the cafes in Paris serve great coffee. It's the food that has people coming back for more though! Think juicy omelets, delectable pastries, and mouthwatering desserts. What more could you ask for?
Source: Café des Dames Facebook Page
Café des Petits Frères
Café des Petits Frères on Rue des Batignolles fancies itself as a 'neighborhood cafe
.' What does that mean, exactly? Well, it means that the community is what keeps this shop up and running. Run by around 35 volunteers, it's become a safe haven for those who are less fortunate in the community. As well as a great hotspot for those who just want a freshly made hot cup of coffee. With a foundation built on charity and generosity, Café des Petits Frères has become one of the most important places in the area. You can't miss its vividly crimson exterior!
Source: Café des Petits Frères
Finally, there's Café Biergit. Also located on Rue des Batignolles, it's become a famous spot for those living in the neighborhood. Not only does it serve great food and even better coffee, but it's become a great place for locals to hang out. You'd see people chatting away, perhaps one or two working with their laptops, and kids enjoying the pastries that the cafe serves. One meal here is all you need to realize what local life in Batignolles is like. Not to mention how delicious the food is in this part of the city!
Source: Café Biergit Facebook Page
Sometimes, the best cafes in Paris are those in the lesser-known parts of the city. There are plenty of charming coffee shops in Batignolles, for instance. You might even end up choosing one of them as your favorite hotspot in Paris!