Address: Rue Henri Barbusse, 75005 Paris
This is place is made up of clean lines and cool chairs. I go here when I want to chill out in a minimalists coffee shop, curl into their cool chairs that make me feel like a cat and read a light book. Luckily this coffee shop is about 5 minutes from my school so it is both the closest and coolest place around.
I had a latte here, the coffee had a mellow taste to it, as in it wasn't very strong so I'd say it was a medium roast maybe, the milk added made the latte soft like a latte you'd make in your Grandmother's house while everyone sits around the table and plays cards. At least this was my childhood experience.
Come here if you like minimally decorated spaces, white walls, and clean spaces with straight lines.
+CB's accepted, minimum of 8 euros I think.
- I've had better lattes.
This place is just plain cool, located one street up from rue de rivoli and near the Musée de Louvre, you'd think that this place would be swarming with tourists; however, tourists generally gravitate towards the main cafe's on rivoli and so this place remains safe, unless you are looking for it.
The atmosphere in here makes it one of my favorites, it feels both modern hipster, and Paris in the 1920s parlor. There are barrels of coffee beans that the shop owners curate from all over the world, so peek in here to sniff some of the more rarer coffee beans. They sell bourbon soaked vanilla bean steams, 3 for about 7$ which is quite honestly very good, compared to other competitors out there *cough mariage de frères cough* who will sell 3 for about 14$.
My reccommendation, go up stairs immediantly upon entering the shop and pick a table in front of the large windows (literally my absolute favorite part of this place). I did not feel weird or rushed and was able to comfortably read in peace.
The latte here is not as good as KB's but KB can get rather busy and has a fast pace feeling to it, so try verlet if you're looking for a chill atmosphere and room to read and try something other than the latte.
+ They take CBs.
-- There are no outlets.