Paris is a city with no shortage of third wave coffee shops. In nearly every arrondissement, you can find some high quality caffeine to keep you going through the day. While there may be dozens throughout Paris, here is a list of the best third wave coffee shops I love to visit when I’m in Paris!

1. Typica

I go to Typica for the lovely outdoor terrace and delicious brews. It’s located just adjacent to the hip Haut Marais neighborhood.
8 Rue des Filles du Calvaire, 75003

2. Matamata Coffee

Matamata is a centrally located coffee shop that will fuel your day exploring the best of central Paris.
58 Rue d’Argout, 75002

3. Boot Café

This charming café is short on space (it’s a former shoe cobbler shop!), but makes up for it with friendly service and an affordable cup of third wave coffee. A latte runs just 4 euros at Boot Café – not much for Paris!
19 Rue du Pont aux Choux, 75003

4. Ob-La-Di Café

With fun interior design and a charming neighborhood, Ob-La-Di became Instagram famous pretty quickly! In the heart of the Marais, Ob-la-Di is a great place to start your day before exploring this lovely neighborhood.
54 Rue de Saintonge, 75003

5. I.O Café

I/O Café is a small but charming café with outdoor seating. Perfect for relaxing after a stroll through the nearby Square du Temple.
16 Rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003

6. Café Caractère

Café Caractère is a reader submission, noted for its use of quality milk. It’s located in the trendy 11th arrondissement Bastille neighborhood.
2 Rue des Taillandiers, 75011

7. République of Coffee

Just off Place de la République is this adorable coffee shop with pastel-colored tables and neon lighting decor. While the shop itself is on a busy street and can be quite loud, they do offer a strong wifi connection if you have to work!
2 Boulevard Saint-Martin, 75010

8. Motors Coffee

Motors is located near the famous Les Halles shopping center of Paris. It’s got an industrial design that will take you back in time. This place is large enough to find a seat quickly.
7 Rue des Halles, 75001 Paris, France

9. Passager

Located just a few streets away from Place de la Bastille, Passager serves some of the best coffee in the trendy 11th arrondissement.
107 Avenue Ledru-Rollin, 75011

10. Back in Black

One of the coziest third wave coffee shops in Paris, you’ll easily spend hours tucked away along the Scandinavian-inspired wood walls of Blackburn. There’s plenty of space to sit with your laptop and get some work done with a friend or two as well!
25 Rue Amelot, 75011

11. Cuppa

Tucked away on a side street in the 7th arrondissement, Cuppa is a quaint coffee shop that serves delicious lattes and more. They serve basic breakfast food and delicious baked goods as well.
86 Rue de l’Université, 75007

12. KB Caféshop

I stopped in KB Caféshop on my way to Montmartre once, and never regretted it. With plentiful outdoor seating on a charming sloped road, KB is a great place to stop for a while.
53 Avenue Trudaine, 75009

13. Hardware Société

Hardware Société is a quirky Australian café and brunch spot off the beaten path for most Paris tourists, but it’s certainly worth a visit if you like good food and coffee together!
10 Rue Lamarck, 75018

14. Honor Café

Honor has somewhat of a cult following in Paris, where they became known as the first independent outdoor specialty coffee shop! Honor is located right in the middle of a fashionable shopping district in western-central Paris.
54 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008

15. Cafe Kitsuné

So much more than a coffee shop, Café Kitsuné is an extension of the famous French Kitsuné brand. It’s located in a quiet public square, the Jardin du Palais Royal. The inside space is small, but there are several outdoor seats for you to enjoy the beauty of the garden while you sip your coffee.
Jardin du Palais Royal, 51 Galerie de Montpensier, 75001

Café Kitsuné, Jardin du Palais-Royal, Paris
Café Kitsuné, Jardin du Palais-Royal, Paris

16. Coutume Café

The left bank of Paris doesn’t have too many specialty coffee shops but Coutume is one worth a visit. You can also try this Parisian roasters coffee inside the famous Galeries Lafayette department store.
47 Rue de Babylone, 75007

17. Certified Café

Certified café, formerly called Arabica, picks the best locations for its third wave coffee shops. One is located inside a famous covered passage in Paris (Passage des Panoramas) and the other is located in the lovely Beaupassage courtyard in the 7th arrondissement. Both are havens away from the busy city life of Paris.
53-55 Rue de Grenelle, 75007

18. Noir

Noir is a local Parisian coffee shop chain with a few locations around town. Its also a roastery where you can pick up locally roasted beans for your coffee machine at home.
1 Rue Bourdaloue, 75009 Paris, France
9 Rue de Luynes, 75007 Paris, France
63 Rue Saint-Louis en l’Île, 75004 Paris, France

19. Partisan

While most third wave coffee shops in Paris tend to be quite small, Partisan has a large, expansive space with lots of seating. They also open all the windows when the weather is nice so you can get a cool breeze indoors and watch people passing by. It’s a great summer meeting spot.
36 Rue de Turbigo, 75003

What are your favorite third wave cafés in Paris?

Next, check out a comprehensive list of specialty coffee shops in Paris by arrondissement!

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  1. Can’t forget about Jozi in the 5e arrondissement. The owners and workers are so nice, and the place is super cute.

  2. Hey, thanks for making this great list, it’s inspired me to hunt down great specialty coffee while here in Paris for a few days.

    Just an update that a few of these look permanently closed, per Google Maps: sadly Fragments, Neighbors Café, Blackburn Coffee, Peonies, and Arabica are all closed. You might want to update the list so folks don’t show up to a closed shop.

    Additional shops that do bean roasting in-house or nearby, I recommend:
    * Kawa at 96 Rue des Archives
    * Motors Coffee at 7 Rue des Halles
    * Terres de Café at 36 Rue des Blancs Manteaux (no laptops)
    * Bel Horizon at 26 Bd Garibaldi
    * Dimanche Pigalle at 60 Rue de Dunkerque (coffee in an eclectic shop)


  3. Can I suggest you add Cafe Caractere? It’s excellent and use real milk (not UHT like many “high class” places).

  4. Broken arm was good, but I think they have closed the cafe, it’s just clothing now. The last Google review for the cafe was January 2020 and Google Street View shows the front rooms converted to a fashion space in the most recent pics, whereas there were often tables outside previously, you could see the bar, and there was no fashion in the windows. Check out June 2015 or May 2019 vs now.

  5. Nice list but there are too many mentions of coffee shops in Le marais, can definitely be more balanced.

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