When going to a specific place is the first thing you do when you arrive in a city, you know it’s a good one. La Cafeotheque is one of those spots – the ones you love going back to and meet with excitement as soon as the time finally comes. You may remember it from my post on the Best Spots for Coffee Lovers in Paris but is definitely worth a proper article on its own. After all, this is where the coffee revolution in Paris first kicked off.
Back in 2005 La Cafeotheque was one of the very few places, if not the only one, where someone could get specialty coffee. The three founders came together from different fields, namely music, communications and diplomacy, to create something new and bring good coffee in Paris. And they did. Since then La Cafeotheque has come a long way. Aside from the cafe, the tea room and the shop, there are now courses offered to aspiring baristas (like the ones I took last year in London!).
The smell of freshly roasted coffee beans hanging in the air is irresistible. As soon as you step in you’re warmly greeted by the staff and can choose between the different rooms, each with their own style. My favourite is the one where I took the pictures. Not surprisingly, I kinda love the fact that it’s a little urban jungle and the light peeking through the windows adds up to the magic. But the highlight is the coffee. If you get the chance, do order a machiatto or a cafe mocha – they’re really good!
If you are a coffee lover, La Cafeotheque is definitely a place to try. You’ll find it on the banks of the Seine, next to the La Cité Internationale des Arts. Enjoy and feel free to share your pictures with me on Instagram!
|Address: Rue de l’Hôtel de Ville 52, 75004 Paris, France
|Telephone: +33 1 53018384
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