If the CoLab: Paris activities and speaker line-up aren’t enough to get you to Paris (really?), maybe this will do the trick: with the help of Frog Fight, Réseau des Baristas de France, and our favourite French working group member, Nicolas Clerc, we’ve put together a cracking Parisian coffee shop map, supplemented with Nico's favourite hang-outs for a bite to eat, a glass of wine to savour or a cocktail to sip on. We've collected these spots on a handy print map, designed by Jessie May Peters, which you'll receive at the start of CoLab - but have already enlisted them here for all your planning needs! Have a look at what you’ll be missing if you don’t make it to CoLab!
Selon David, Emmanuel et Nico: Café
"One of the first quality roasters in Paris now located in the 18th." (David)
"A classic Paris shop in the 1st", newly renovated! (David)
"Another of the first Parisian roasters holding down the good coffee fort on the left bank." (David)
" Newly roasting KB is a nice stop at the top of Rue des Martyrs." (David)
"Australian style breaky, always crowded." (Nico)
"Coffee and scones just off Canal Saint-Martin." (David)
"Tiny spot for an espresso or filter in the Marais, great terrace if the weather is nice." (David)
"The eternal pairing of coffee and bikes." (David)
"Mobile coffee with excellent pastries" (David)
"Youngsters scene, 33rpm music, expect to wait but probably laugh." (Nico)
"A bit off the beaten path but a nice hideaway for a good coffee." (David)
"Very cosy, almost no food, purely dedicated to coffee" (Nico)
"Nice place to relax the legs, halfway up the Rue de Belleville" (David)
Selon Nico: À boire
"Fantastic wine bar, ran by only one girl. Great wine, simple and delicious little food, and Camille is a master in hosting!"
"A great wine spot, small plates of cured duck or lentils/coriander...and a lot of good music!"
"A beautiful cheese store converted in a wine bar, it's tiny and crowded, deserves a stop for a glass at least...before or after going to L'Avant-Comptoir around the corner"
"A beautiful cocktail bar, that is also a very nice and good restaurant on the first floor, I recommend the wine list, probably one of the best in Paris!"
"Former guys from Experimental Cocktail Club, always doing fantastic in competition, created a few years ago this first speak easy in Paris. Don't miss the taqueria at the entrance!"
"The godfather of cocktail bars of Paris: small, nice, always happening there!"
"For the late-night fun"
Selon Nico: À manger
"A great pub, easy going, but good food and good wines"
"A typical well-made Irish pub, with great beers, nice comfy food, and loud music. 'A rhubarb beer, a scotch egg, and few other beers' usually does the trick! It's the perfect place to have fun when walking around as a bunch of dudes..."
"A meat restaurant, there's a set menu: salad, steak and French fries - that's it! But it's very good, and there's a lovely service, and most of all, no reservation, you'll just have to queue a bit."