Paris: Where to Eat and Drink 2018

“Where should we eat in Paris?”

With summer approaching, this has been such a frequent question that I thought it might be helpful to share a guide on my favourite places to eat and drink. But when I recently saw a list Joann Pai had created for her friends and family, I knew I could do no better. I added a couple pastry shops, but really, this list is perfect. With her permission, below is our gift to you Paris-bound voyagers.


Cafe Oberkampf
3 Rue Neuve Popincourt, 75011
Great coffee and pastries.

76 Rue Des Tournelles, 75003
Get the Swedish cinnamon roll!

La Fontaine de Belleville
33 Rue Juliette Dodu, 75010
For Coffee Or An Apéro.
Live jazz Saturday nights.

Neighbors Cafe
89 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003
Get the fleur de sel cookies.

Ten Belles
10 Rue De La Grange Aux Belles, 75010
For coffee and scones.

Umami Matcha Cafe
22 Rue Béranger, 75003
Everything matcha.

La Fontaine de Belleville


Cédric Grolet
Le Meurice, 228 Rue De Rivoli, 75001
Winner of best pastry chef in the world in 2017

Pierre Herme
18 Rue Sainte-Croix De La Bretonnerie, 75004
The king of pastries. Try his “deux mille feuille”, “tarte infiniment vanille” and macaron.

Fou De Patisserie
45 Rue Montorgueil, 75002
The all-star pastry shop

Sadaharu Aoki 青木定治
35 Rue De Vaugirard, 75006
Japanese-French Bakery. Try their “tarte caramel salé matcha”.

57 Rue De Bretagne, 75003
The shortbread cookies are to die for

Jacques Genin
133 Rue De Turenne, 75003
Pâte de fruits and caramels

Chocolaterie Cyril Lignac
25 Rue Chanzy, 75011
Beautifully packaged chocolate bars

Patrick Roger
Various Locations
Best chocolates in Paris

Maison Aleph
20 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004
French-Syrian pastries

Breakfast & Boulangeries

Blé Sucré
7 Rue Antoine Vollon, 75012
One of the best croissants and financier. Go early!

Du Pain Et Des Idées
34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010
Try the “escargots” and “pavé”.

39 Rue Des Vinaigriers, 75010 
Modernly designed bakery

Boulangerie Utopie
20 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011
Black sesame baguette!

Holybelly 5
5 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010
The place to be for breakfast and pancakes. Always a line!

Cafe Mericourt
22 Rue De La Folie Méricourt, 75011
Get the shashouka.

25 Place Des Vosges, 75003
Perfect place for enjoying a coffee and a croissant. I also love the oeufs brouilles.

28 Rue Henry Monnier, 75009
Branch from the NYC Buvette.

Chez Aline

Lunch/Quick Bites

5 Rue Saint-Bernard, 75011
Franco-Lebanese/Japanese family owned cafe/bakery with great lunch.

22 Rue Des Ecouffes, 75004
Known for their roasted cauliflower. (Must try the cauliflower pita!)

L’as Du Falafel
32 Rue Des Rosiers, 75004
Falafel sandwich is famous and delicious.

Breizh Cafe
109 Rue Vieille Du Temple, 75003
Brittany-style crepes.

Chez Aline
85 Rue De La Roquette, 75011
Awesome sandwiches.

82 Quai De Jemmapes, 75010
5 spice burger!

Le Bon Georges

Classic French

Chez L’ami Jean
27 Rue Malar, 75007
Basque-style. Don’t miss the rice pudding

Les Arlots
136 Rue Du Faubourg Poissonnière
Small, cozy bistro. Save room for the cheese plate

Bistrot Paul Bert
18 Rue Paul Bert, 75011
Classic French bistrot

Le Bon Georges
45 Rue Saint-Georges, 75009

Chez La Vieille
1 Rue Bailleul, 75001
Bistro reinvented by Daniel Rose

Modern French

Clown Bar
114 Rue Amelot, 75011
Duck and foie gras pie

Le Servan
32 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011
Run by French-Russian/Filipino sisters

Le 52
52 Rue Du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010

34 Rue De Richelieu, 75001
Sister restaurant of Verjus. Fried Chicken!

14 Rue Charlot, 75003
Meat cooked on beachwood flame

Le 52

Tasting Menus

80 Rue De Charonne, 75011
One of the most difficult places to get a reservation.

21 Rue Saint-Nicolas, 75012
Franco-Japanese cuisine with cocktails pairings.

5 Rue Du Nil, 75002
Can’t get a reservation? Go to the wine bar.

52 Rue De Richelieu, 75001

17 Rue Notre-Dame-Des-Victoires, 75002

Le Chateaubriand
129 Avenue Parmentier, 75011

David Toutain
29 Rue Surcouf, 75007
Among the favourite tasting menus in Paris

4 Rue Beethoven, 75016
3 Michelin-starred. No. 46 of the worlds 50 best restaurants.

Le Clarence
31 Av Franklin Roosevelt, 75008
2 Michelin Stars.


Various Locations
Known as some of the best ramen in the world.

Pho 14
17 Rue Molière, 75001
Our favourite pho.

1 Rue Villedo, 75001

Deux (Trois, Cinq) Plus De Piment
Various Locations
Amazing Szechuan

Lao Siam
49 Rue De Belleville, 75019
Laotian restaurant in Chinatown

Happy Nouilles
95 Rue Beaubourg, 75003
Freshly made Chinese noodles

9 Rue D’alger, 75001
Modern Israeli food. Reserve weeks in advance

14 Rue De La Banque, 75002

Pizzeria Iovine’s
7bis Rue Du Colonel Driant, 75001

Big Mamma Group
Pink Mamma, Obermamma, East Mamma, Big Love Cafe, Pizzeria Popolare

Big Mamma Group


Le Mary Celeste
1 Rue Commines, 75003
Great bar with small plates

52 Rue De Saintonge, 75003
Speakeasy bar behind a taco shop with great nachos.

14 Rue Bochart De Saron, 75009
Cocktails and food are equally awesome.

Little Red Door
60 Rue Charlot, 75003

Le Syndicat
51 Rue Du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010

Experimental Cocktail Bar
37 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002

Sherry Butt
20 Rue Beautreillis, 75004

15 Boulevard Du Temple, 75003

Wine Bars

Frenchie Wine Bar
6 Rue Du Nil, 75002

Septime Cave
3 Rue Basfroi, 75011

43 Rue Des Petites Écuries, 75010

24 Boulevard Du Temple, 75011

Le Dauphin
131 Avenue Parmentier, 75011

La Buvette
67 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011

Buvette Gastrotheque
28 Rue Henry Monnier, 75009

La Cave A Michel
36 Rue Sainte-Marthe, 75010



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