Don’t miss our guide to the very best specialty coffee shops in Paris if you are a third-wave coffee lover heading to the capital of France!

Specialty coffee in Paris isn’t hard to come by these days. France boasts more than 40 specialty coffee shops in Paris alone! The third-wave coffee movement has taken over Paris and it’s been my pleasure to try many of these awesome coffee shops as a part-time resident. In nearly all 20 of the Parisian arrondissements, you can get yourself a cup of delicious artisanal coffee nearby.

Here is my Paris specialty coffee guide for coffee lovers who find themselves in need of some high-quality java while in France.

Café Méricourt, Paris, France
Specialty Coffee at Café Méricourt, Paris

What is Specialty Coffee in Paris like?

Specialty coffee, sometimes referred to as third-wave coffee, focuses on treating coffee as an artisanal product rather than a commodity. It emphasizes every step of the coffee-making process, from the farming and sourcing of beans to the roasting and brewing. Specialty coffee has a global presence and Paris, despite the deeply rooted French café traditions, has not been immune to its influence.

Specialty Coffee in Paris vs. Coffee at a Traditional Parisian Café

The nuances of specialty coffee in Paris stand in contrast to the typical Parisian café experience. While some traditional cafés in Paris may serve high-quality coffee, the focus isn’t typically on single-origin beans or detailed bean information.

Specialty coffee shops in Paris have an array of brewing methods on offer, such as pour-over, Aeropress, and siphon brewing. Espresso-based drinks are crafted with precision. In a traditional Parisian café, coffee is typically brewed using an espresso machine. The typical offering is a café crème (similar to a latte), a noisette (like a macchiato), or a straightforward espresso.

Specialty coffee shops in Paris often have a modern, minimalist, and sometimes industrial feel. It’s common to see communal tables, open-concept roasting areas, and a cozy ambiance. Traditional Parisian cafés have a timeless and unmistakable aesthetic, often with outdoor terraces, round tables, and wicker chairs. It’s about the overall experience—watching life go by, reading, chatting—rather than focusing solely on coffee.

Specialty Coffee on the Right Bank

Let’s start with where to get specialty coffee on the right bank.

1st Arrondissement

Nuances – 25 Rue Danielle Casanova
Cafe KitsunéJardin du Palais Royal, 51 Galerie de Montpensier
Télescope5 Rue Villedo
Motors Coffee – 7 Rue des Halles

2rd Arrondissement

Matamata Coffee – 58 Rue d’Argout
Zouzou – 8 Rue Léopold Bellan
Certified café – 44-47 Passage des Panoramas

3rd Arrondissement

The Coffee2 Rue Saint-Gilles
Boot Café19 Rue du Pont aux Choux
TYPICA – 8 Rue des Filles du Calvaire
Ob-La-Di54 Rue de Saintonge
I.O Café – 16 Rue Dupetit-Thouars
Fringe – 106 Rue de Turenne
White Coffeeshop – 56 Rue de Turenne
Partisan Café – 36 Rue de Turbigo
Loustic – 40 Rue Chapon
Strada Café – 94 Rue du Temple

4th Arrondissement

ARTESANO – 3 Rue Saint-Paul
Le Peloton Café – 17 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe
La Caféothèque – 52 Rue de l’Hôtel de ville
Terres de café – 40 Rue des Blancs Manteaux
Yellow Tucan – 20 Rue des Tournelles

8th Arrondissement

Honor Café54 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

9th Arrondissement

Noir – 1 Rue Bourdaloue
Umami – 22 Rue Béranger
République of Coffee – 2 Boulevard Saint-Martin
Ibrik – 43 Rue Laffitte
Braun Notes – 31-33 Rue de Mogador

10th Arrondissement

Blackburn Coffee – 52 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin
Peonies81 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
Radiodays – 15 Rue Alibert
5 Pailles – 79 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
Café Craft – 24 Rue des Vinaigriers
Ten Belles – 10 Rue de la Grange aux Belles
ONI Coffee Shop – 10 Boulevard Saint-Martin
La Fontaine de Belleville – 31-33 Rue Juliette Dodu
Brouillon – 42 Bd de Magenta

11th Arrondissement

Passager107 Avenue Ledru-Rollin
Café Méricourt22 Rue de la Folie Méricourt
Back in Black – 25 Rue Amelot
Arômes Coffeeshop – 86 Avenue Parmentier
Coffee Spoune – 36 Rue Saint-Sébastien
Café Oberkampf – 3 Rue Neuve Popincourt

12th Arrondissement

Early Bird – Marché, Place d’Aligre

17th Arrondissement

DOSE – Dealer de café – 82 Place du Dr Félix Lobligeois
Terres de Café – 33 Rue des Batignolles

18th Arrondissement

KB Caféshop53 Avenue Trudaine
Hardware Société10 Rue Lamarck
Coutume Café47 Rue de Babylone
Café Lomi – 3 ter Rue Marcadet

19th Arrondissement

Kaffee bar 19 – 26B Rue de l’Ourcq

20th Arrondissement

None currently. Stay tuned.

Specialty Coffee and Matcha White Chocolate Cookie at 5 Pailles Coffee, Paris
Specialty Coffee (a Latte) and Matcha White Chocolate Cookie at 5 Pailles Coffee, Paris

Specialty Coffee on the Left Bank

Next up, the left bank has plenty of specialty coffee shops, too!

5th Arrondissement

Shakespeare and Company Café73 Rue Mouffetard
Strada Café – 24 Rue Monge
Jozi – 3 Rue Valette
Corner Caffè Juno – 58 Rue Henri Barbusse
DOSE Coffee Dealer – 73 Rue Mouffetard

6th Arrondissement

Café d’Auteur – 39 Rue Mazarine
Judy – 18 Rue de Fleurus

7th Arrondissement

Terres de Café – 67 Avenue de la Bourdonnais
Zia – 22 Avenue de Tourville
Cairn Coffee Shop – 3 Rue Dupont des Loges
Cuppa – 86 Rue de l’Université
Saint Pearl – 38 Rue des Saints-Pères
Certified Café Beaupassage – 53-55 Rue de Grenelle

13th Arrondissement

None currently. Stay tuned.

14th Arrondissement

Hexagone Cafe – 121 Rue du Château

15th Arrondissement

O Coffeeshop – 23 Rue de Lourmel
Good News Coffee Shop – 27 bis Rue Mademoiselle

I hope this list was helpful in satisfying your Parisian specialty coffee needs. Be sure to check out our guide to specialty coffee in Bordeaux.

Let me know if I missed any great coffee shops in the comments! I’m constantly updating this post, so feel free to let me know of any noteworthy openings or closings in Paris!

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  1. In the 20th Arrondissement, consider adding: Café Pimpin 20 at 17 Rue des Panoyaux. They have delicious coffee and some nice food items to go with it, and they’re laptop friendly for the digital nomads.

    Cheers! –Michael

  2. fantastic new coffee shop where the coffee is not overextracted, milk is perfectly textured, they know how to pour, and offers a very relaxed, cozy, but cool vibe! You have no idea how long I’ve been searching for a nice coffee in Paris on my many visits!

    Alma the Chimney Cake Factory
    59 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris, France
    +33 9 66 84 57 34

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