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Gluten-free, organic, naturopathic: this coffee shop ticks all the boxes.
There is a severe lack of cosy coffee shops in the chi-chi 7th arrondissement, so the discovery of Le Cairn is a pleasant one. Avenue Rapp is far from buzzing, so keep if this spot in mind if you find yourself wandering in that direction.
Calm and welcoming, Le Cairn is a cut above the rest – not only do they serve Lomi coffee with organic Seine-et-Marne milk, but this gluten-free, organic den does a very decent latte (€3.60) and slices of lemon and poppy seed cake. Not a whiff of kale chip here. Specialising in naturopathy, owner Francine also runs a mini-grocery store selling yogi tea, essential oils, Lozère honey, aloe vera juice and kombucha (a fermented tea drink). Alternative medicines and phytotherapy (using plants for therapeutic purposes) are big buzz words here.
If you get peckish, try the house speciality – a fruit tower (€7.50) with superfoods like squash seeds, rapeseed oil, grapefruit and crushed bananas. Because sometimes pounding the drab pavements of the 7th calls for a big dose of colour.
3 rue Dupont des Loges
|Transport:||Metro: Ecole militaire|
|Price:||Latte €3.60, expresso €2, lunch set menu from €10.50|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-6pm|