The Most Famous Parisian Cafes

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In a city like Paris having fine dining rules, finding places to have a humble cake and coffee can be a challenging thing especially while you are on private food tour Paris. Here are some of the best places to cozy down in Paris to have a relaxing coffee time. 


Ladurée was been established in 1862 with its cornucopia of sugar colors, frosted swirls and perfect towers of delicacies. Now, there are several chains of them throughout Paris and the rest areas of France, though their original shop is been situated at Rue Royale. It was initially started as a bakery; it then began to develop into a patisserie during Haussmann’s renovation of the city of lights. It is now one of the top famous sellers of macrons in the world. It is considered that no trip to the French capital is complete without buying a box of these macrons from there. 

Au Petit Versailles du Marais

This elegant coffee shop is an award-winning bakery first of all. The addition of coffee machines and a few tables has made it become a popular café in France. Many Parisians, as well as tourists, prefer to linger here, just by socking up the calm atmosphere and free Wi-Fi. With high standards for a neighborhood bakery with friendly staff and beautiful glass murals, this spot will not stay off the tourist trail for much longer. This place is somewhere to go for a touch of class without the big price tag and also with beautiful pastries that could seem like a rival to your most favorite and famous brands.

Boulangerie Coquelicot

Boulangerie Coquelicot is primarily a comfortable bakery that is been set up on the slopes of Montmartre. This place is often chosen as a place to sit and let your feet rest by most Parisians and tourists. The seating arrangement of this café is modest – inside and outside of the café. The café is mostly preferred for coffees and cakes, and also for brunches. Hot drinks are been served in great big bowls which means that you can dip and swirl your croissants in your chocolat-chaud without having any fears of judgment.

Le Boulanger des Invalides-Jocteur

This elegant café, being one of the handfuls of bakeries throughout France, is easily noticeable by its pink interior and also mountains upon mountains on the pastries which are served there. It is been named because of its proximity to Les Invalides, which is a place that once housed injured soldiers of the country. 

Le Loir Dans la Théière

This café has taken inspiration from Alice in Wonderland and has imaginative wall decors, the mishmash of chairs, and waiters hopping from place to place. The cakes here are big enough to share, and the price is what you be would be expecting for a fashionable place in Paris. 

Salon de Thé de la Grande Mosquée de Paris

Something undeniably special about the atmosphere here draws most of the Parisians and tourists to this place. There is a wonderful restaurant inside this place for meals, and most snacks are taken into the courtyard of this place. Baklava and Turkish delight here are very famous recommendations along with the mint tea which would be unavoidable for every visitor. 

Sugarplum Cake Shop

This café is an enterprise of two Americans and one Canadian and was opened in the spring of 2010. This is one among the cafés in the world that have gathered worldwide press coverage for its quirky creations. The shop mainly specializes in North American Baking and they are very keen to prove more tips that help everyone who loves to cook. These bakers have an artistic flair – they create anything from the cake, from a black cat to a bowl of spaghetti. The carrot cake is the best seller of this place which is recommended for every first-time visitor. 

La Maison des Tartes

This café is especially known for its home-made sweet and savory tarts and that too, for very reasonable price ranges. Everything about this café is so basic in the most whole sense that it provides you with a warming experience. The interior of this café is very small, but this is the perfect place to sit down and have an escape if you can find a seat in any of the cozy corners. 


This café is famous for its hot chocolate and related patisserie. The decors of this café have been maintained with grace and a style that mirrors its sweet creations. It also was a place where the women could socialize outside the house without supervision during 1903, and thus it plays a major role in the women’s liberation movement of the period.