Obviously one Cuillier just wasn’t enough – a third location has opened its doors in Sentier. In a moderately-sized space with décor which is both austere and inviting, baristas welcome everyone with a smile and cheerfully explain the sourcing behind their signature Blend 21, a special range of coffee from the Brûlerie de Belleville - 50% Brazilian, 30% Salvadorian, 20% Guatemalan - delicious as both an espresso and an Americano.
As in all good coffee shops, choose how you want your coffee made, be it with a Chemex, a V60 or a Kalita. Accompany your coffee with their salads, bread and pastry selection, all priced at 6 to 7 euros. The choice may not be particularly sophisticated and the banana bread is a little too crumbly for our liking – but it’ss all rather tasty.
And don’t hesitate to pick up a book from their library, whether you plump for the latest Schnock or the aptly titled Le Café, C’est Pas Sorcier.
TRANSLATION: LEONIE CATER