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5 hybrid coffee shops that will enchant you

Have an espresso while getting your bike fixed, or browse bouquets of flowers with a side of avocado toast?

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Paris' coffee scene is a-buzzing. And we're not just talking about the city-born roasteries like Brûlerie de Belleville, which you'll find at places like Lockwood, La Fontaine de Belleville, and Ten Belles

But today, it's not even enough to have the best beans in town (although God knows it helps), some places are going the extra mile to be both concept store & coffee shop. So if you're not content with just a cappuccino, head to one of these hybrid coffee shops where you can do so much more; from fixing your bike, to buying a vintage print.

Paris' concept coffee shops

Peonies

Peonies gets serious points for originality: a florist meets  Château d’Eau coffee shop concept store. Sip on your organic matcha green tea, eat 100% vegetarian food and leave with a bouquet of flowers when you’re done.  The place is beautiful and airy, complete with emerald tiles, designer lamps, terrazzo-style tables, an Ines Longevil painting and blush-coloured walls. Have your Instagram at the ready for their avocado toast, homemade granola (with fresh fruit) and gluten-free cake...

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Strasbourg-Saint-Denis

La Régulière

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With a special focus on illustrated books – from comic books to graphic novels and children’s literature – La Regulière on the 18th arrondissement’s lively rue Myrha houses a plethora of treasures, mostly published independently. Regulière also doubles up as a pretty cafe where you can munch biscuits, attend workshops, and admire the latest exhibitions – and the furniture’s even built by the owners themselves...

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Goutte d'Or
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O/HP/E

The name stands for exactly what they do: objets (objects), homemade patisserie, épicerie. There’s a wave of instant calm upon entering this interiors boutique-cum-coffee shop. Sunlight streams onto the light wood, a woodland garland traces the ceiling above the coffee area. It’s a little oasis. Deco lovers will be happy as Larry perusing the pastel ceramic teasets, marble chopping boards, manual coffee grinders, wooden utensils...

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10e arrondissement

Rocketship

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At the limits of what constitutes a concept store, a great energy creates the unity of Rocketship. Plants, lamps, signage, tableware, fine books, vintage furniture from the 50s and 60s: behind each object is a designer whose imagination has caught the eye of owner Benoît Touche, a photographer. The globe-trotter has pulled together creations from artists and artisans around the world: London, Berlin, Sweden, Japan,  South Africa and the US. Anglo-Saxon and urban influences are added to a deep desire to promote local talent...

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Saint-Georges
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La Chouette

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Biker lovers and coffee lovers unite at La Chouette, Paris’ revolutionary café collective. Here, the problem of a broken chain or punctured tyre turns into a great opportunity to have a Brûlerie de Belleville coffee, one of Rachel’s bagels, and social side of things to the saddle. The café unites with other projects in the neighbourhood, like the bistro on the corner or to promote a new handmade accessories range...

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10e arrondissement
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