While famous for cafés, Paris has never been known for its thriving coffee house culture. Thankfully, the city has finally embraced the artisanal coffee movement, and bars are taking notice. These venues are serving up standout cocktail experiences, infusing java flavour into amazing drinks. Here are the 7 best places for coffee cocktails in Paris.
1. Les Fauves, Montparnasse
Les Fauves, a néo-bistrot nestled in Montparnasse, makes a killer cup of coffee. Finish off a decadent meal – like a juice cheeseburger and chocolate lava cake – with their luscious Espresso Martini. Made with Skyy Vodka, Bolivian espresso and cane sugar syrup, it’s a knockout.
33 Boulevard Edgar Quinet, 75014 Paris
2. Park Hyatt Vendome Bar, Le Louvre
A short walk from the Louvre, this sleek bar is tucked inside of the [Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme Hotel. Sweet with some heat, their Tijuana Sizzle is a tangy Mezcal-based drink. The cocktail boasts subtle coffee notes which flow beautifully with pepper syrup, apricot, ginger and lime.
5 rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris
3. Candelaria, Le Marais
Candelaria is a Mexican oasis in the heart of Le Marais. In addition to serving the tastiest tacos in town, their world-class cocktail bar is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. A standout creation is their El Gallo del Oro, a perky blend of mezcal, vermouth and coffee.
52 rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris
4. Le Dude, Belleville
Big Lebowski fans, rejoice! Le Dude – an ode to the Coen brothers’ 1998 cult classic – is a short walk from the hip Belleville neighbourhood. They make the best White Russian around, an obvious homage to The Dude’s cocktail of choice. It’s a smooth blend of coffee liqueur, vodka and fresh cream, served chilled on the rocks.
214 Rue Saint-Maur, 75010 Paris
5. Rosebud, Montparnasse
A former hotspot for the likes of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, Rosebud still excludes an untouchably cool 1930s jazz vibe. They maintain an upper crust atmosphere without being pretentious. They also have the best Irish Coffee in Paris. Strong, frothy and warm, it’s the perfect way to cap off a meal or night out.
11 Rue Delambre, 75014 Paris
6. Lockwood, Le Louvre
This trendy two-level venue combines an upscale coffee experience with world class cocktails. Enjoy a wide variety of artisanal coffees and lunch delights during the day, especially their savoury sandwiches. Be sure to stick around for expertly concocted cocktails (including Irish coffee) throughout the night.
73 Rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris
7. Le Calbar, Bastille
Known for being masters of mixology, Le Calbar offers a relaxed atmosphere with a keen eye for detail. End your night on a decadent note with their La Pause Kawa. Pure coffee syrup adds a delightfully sweet balance to the bitter chocolate and Plantatia St. Lucia dark rum.
82 Rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris
Coffee and alcohol may not always seem like a delicious combination, but these bars are experts at unique pairings. Whether you want to round off a meal or stay caffeinated long enough for the trip home, you’re sure to enjoy the experience of coffee flavour in your next drink.