Photographer and coffee lover, Jeff Hargrove joined his two passions in life by opening his photography coffee shop Fringe, expanding on his book Paris Coffee Revolution, which he published last year. In this work with Anna Brones, the American tells the story of the rising specialty coffee scene in Paris from the start of around 2001 such as Coutume, Brûlerie de Belleville or L’Arbre à Café. Today the revolution is in full swing and good coffee is made commonplace.
Make sure Fringe is one of your must-hits, a café full of Scandi design. Jeff Hargrove is enthused by the art of decoration and he frequently invites artists from all walks of life to exhibit their work and paint on his walls. Fringe also supporters coffee-orientated artisans, by featuring speciality Parisian roasters.
And it definitely pleases. The Kenyan espresso with its hints of fruit and chocolate is irresistible at €2.50. The aromatic cappuccino at €4.50, can be made with soya or organic rice milk. Your spirits will also be lifted by any one of the carrot, apple, orange and beetroot pressed juices; ,or cakes, biscuits and especially their sandwiches. The traditional Scandinavian open sandwiches both look and taste great.
The regulars here affectionately greet the waitress, who in exchange does everything she possibly can to warmly welcome customers. We will certainly be heading back to the Fringe.
TRANSLATION: MAX CARLETON-SMITH