No-one minds how long you hang out on Hexagone Café’s stylish wooden tables and classroom chairs, so you can linger at leisure. A good thing too, as one of the founders is Stéphane Cataldi, named France’s best coffee roaster in 2010 – and it shows in the quality of the brew in your cup. On our visit in September 2015, the featured Finca la Fany coffee beans had been sourced from the Ahuachapán commune in Salvador. An espresso is €2.50, a cappuccino €4. Team it with a tartine spread with butter and rhubarb and grapefruit jam, perhaps, or a slice of own-made cheesecake. Around €11 will get you a full breakfast: fresh orange juice, a creamy cappuccino and tartines. And if you want to jazz up your breakfast at home, peruse their shelves of ground coffee, coffee beans, salted caramel biscuits and pots of honey. You’ll be happy to accept their loyalty card.
TRANSLATION: ELLEN HARDY