Top Paris Coffee Shops To Grab a Drink (and Instagram)

Visiting Paris without relaxing at a Parisian cafe would be a crime, wouldn’t it? I mean, the word “cafe” is a borrowed word from the French, so they obviously know what they’re doing when it comes to coffee shops. With the amount of history and culture surrounding Paris coffee shops, it can be hard to decide on which ones to put on your list.

Luckily, cute coffee shops are popping up all around Paris, so you can get your caffeine fix while roaming the streets of the City of Lights. If you’re looking to spice up your Paris travel photos from the mundane Eiffel Tower pics, check out some of these aesthetically pleasing cafes in Paris. But before you head out, here is a quick crash course on how to order a coffeein French.

Ordering coffee in Paris

Café is a small cup of espresso with nothing else added.

Café au lait translates to coffee with steamed milk and is commonly drunk in the morning along with a croissant.

Un café Américain is American-styled filtered coffee or in some places, strong espresso and hot water.

Un café noisette is similar to a cortado, but is made with espresso and a dash of cream or hot milk. It’s called noisette (hazelnut) because of its dark hazelnut-y color.

If you go to a classic Parisian cafe, then you can expect these drinks to be available. If the third-wave specialty coffee shops are more your style, then go ahead and enjoy your Flat White.

Now that you know the basics of ordering coffee in Paris, check out this guide for finding Instagram-worthy caffeine fix.

5.) La Maison Rose

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Our first cafe is nestled in the heart of Montmartre, the charming hilltop village that attracts both locals and travelers alike. Montmartre is a historical borough known for being the famous artists playground of the 19th century. At Paris coffee shops like La Maison Rose, the artsy vibes live on and attract people from all over the city.

La Maison Rose is hard to miss, as the bright pink cafe is conveniently located on the corner of rue de Salves and Abreuvoir. The charming colors and the surrounding architecture make it a perfect backdrop for a cool Instagram shot.

While you won’t be able to resist the urge to Instagram the cute pink walls and ivy lined streets, don’t forget to sit down fora delicious café au lait and a crepe at this cute cafe.

Address2 Rue de l’Abreuvoir, 75018