The best café culture on the planet? Brave words, but Paris is a city defined as much by its bravery as the conveyer belt of caffeine that fuels this incredible array of cafés. No morning in the French capital is complete without espressos, pastries, bread and cheese, maybe a cheeky glass of red and yes, more espressos. That is just the morning, and any self-respecting day of sightseeing in Paris must include numerous café stops throughout.
Paris is where writers go to write and where painters go to paint, where creative minds from all over the world flock in search of productivity and inspiration. Unsurprisingly, both can be found in the city's cafés, although many go to enjoy the soothing hum of Parisian conversation and this most genuine of ambiences. Many go for breakfast too, and you will struggle to find a better morning meal on the planet than the magic served up in the famous cafés of Paris. These are the best cafés in Paris right now.
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