Cafés in Paris

To visit Paris and not even once have a croissant with coffee in one of the local cafés is truly a crime. Especially that – as a single – you should be seeking opportunities to meet someone new. And it has been proven by French films that the greatest love stories have their beginnings in cosy little cafés! Have a look at the list of places you might want to drop by:

Best-known cafés:

Café de Flore: Located in Rue St. Benoit, decorated in the Art Deco style, in the past frequented by celebrities such as the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre.

Café de la Régence:

Popular with chess lovers.

Café du Dôme:

An essential meeting place for artists, painters, sculptors, authors and poets. Beautiful Art Nouveau décor.

Des 2 Moulins:

A café situated between two famous cabarets, Moulin Rouge and Moulin de la Galette. It has gained wide recognition thanks to the film “Amelia”.

Les Deux Magots:

Another café that has gained renown due to its celebrity customers, mainly philosophers and members of the 20th century Parisian bohemia. A real treat for Ernest Hemingway fans.

Where else?

La Galerie:

A cosy place in the steep, desolate Rue Tholoze.

La Maison Rose:

It`s the pink restaurant you might remember from Utrillo`s painting, situated in the cobbled street of Rue de l`Abreuvoir.

You should bear in mind, however, that Montmartre cafés tend to be quite expensive and brimming with tourists, which is why it makes more sense to look for interesting places in quieter parts of Paris, in side streets, e.g. Moulin de la Galette 83 Rue Lepic or in the Abbesses district.