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Bar du Marché des Blancs Manteaux is a local favorite. Located very close to Musée Cognacq-Jay, Théâtre des Blancs-Manteaux and Cathedral of Sainte Croix des Arméniens, this place attracts a fun and touristy crowd. It is a great spot to make a pit stop after shopping or a tiring day out. Relish their delicious quick bites and lunches or a quiet morning coffee. In the evening, it is a popular hangout for friends over beer. Their outside seating is pleasant too.
Set in one of the most typical little back-streets of the Marais district, this delightful salon de thé has everything to satisfy the most ardent café-culture enthusiasts, including sumptuous canapés, elegant surroundings with tasteful decor and a relaxed atmosphere. Tasty hot dishes, like spinach quiche, Spanish omelet, or spicy oriental tart, are served daytime and evening. And as for the desserts, they are to die for. Choose, if you can, from Tarte Tatin (apple tart), apple and cinnamon cake, or chocolate pavé accompanied by a wonderful selection of house teas.
Take the regal marble stairway to Café Mollien at the Musée du Louvre, which is home to several dining alternatives. Marvel at ornate columns, opulent decor and renowned masterpieces while enjoying a light lunch of cheese and bacon quiche, ham baguette, vegetable soup, pain au chocolat or apple pie with specialty tea or coffee. The balcony is punctuated by atlantes and caryatids that overlook the Carrousel gardens. Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting, Mona Lisa, is within stumbling distance of this cafe.
Nestled in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, Aki Boulanger is a fusion bakery specializing in Japanese and French confections. Small yet cozy, this corner cafe bakes around the clock to provide patrons with the freshest baked goods like their marbled green tea and red bean bread, matcha eclairs, green tea macaroons, azuki bean filled beignets and more. They also serve up fusion gourmet coffee drinks like their matcha au lait. So grab one of the few tables, a sweet treat, and watch the world go by at this popular Parisian boulangerie.
Tucked nearby the Bon Marché, Au Sauvignon wine bar is a perfect rest stop for shoppers and flâneurs alike! With its original zinc bar, lively painted murals and scenic terrace, this gem offers a wide variety of casse-croûtes and tartines: cheese, pate or smoke sausage sandwiches made with artisan bread (called Pain Poilâne in French) to satisfy your mid-day cravings! And of course, the bar also provides a lengthy list of wines to accompany these small and satisfying bites.
After strolling through the Jardin du Luxembourg, keep right on walking to Bread & Roses, a wonderful bakery and deli-café just west of the gardens. Bright and modern yet unmistakably French, this friendly café is the perfect place to unwind and taste some of the finest breads, savories and patisseries the city has to offer. Try the spinach-ricotta quiche or artichoke salad, and afterwards, go for the banana Crème Brulée tart or pear-ginger cake. And definitely don't forget about the breads. No matter whether it's an olive loaf, dried fruit bread, or an organic multi-grain baguette, you'll love its flavor and quality.
At Les Jardins du Graal, you will find various small decorative objects such as gift cards, incense sticks or floral elixirs as well as paintings and art works. The small shop also promotes young local artists. This eco-friendly boutique douples up as a library that has an extensive collection of books from different fields, such as sciences, art, spirituality, ecology, food, media and much more. At their healthy bar, you can sample some tea or natural juices that will make your body feel good. Spiritual and cultural activities take place on Thursdays.
Café Titon is a French-German bar that aims to unite people from both cultures. It is a place where one can find German beer, good pretzels and curry wurst accompanied by a good ambiance. Café Titon offers year-round events that are inspired by the traditional festivities in Germany, such as Biergarten. The bar is a special place for German and French people who have an affinity for their neighboring country, as well as everybody else who wants to enjoy this cultural encounter or just a German beer. For more details, call at +33 9 5317 9410