49 rue de Vaneau (7th arr.)
For seafood lovers. Chef Akihiro Horikoshi worked at l'Ambroisie (famous 3-star Michelin restaurant) for 20 years and brings classic French technique to his 18-cover restaurant. One of our favourites.
71 Rue de la Folie Méricourt (11th arr.)
A wonderful newly-opened bistro serving refined French classics such as whole black truffle in puff pastry and perfectly cooked sole meunière. Their wine list also happens to be extremely good value.
1 rue Villedo (1st arr.)
Fantastic, authentic, homemade Japanese udon in a beautiful former bistro.
There's only one thing on the menu here: steak-frites, served with l'Entrecôte's secret sauce. If you're still hungry afterwards, their ice cream profiteroles are pretty great too.
30 rue Gay Lussac (5th arr.)
A stone's throw from the Jardin du Luxembourg, les Papilles is a quaint little bistro serving classic, hearty French dishes.
22 rue Saint Benôit (6th arr.)
Authentic Japanese soba in the centre of the St Germain district.
Cafés & Quick Bites
7 rue de Fleurus (6th arr.)
A delicious bakery with seating - perfect for a brief respite.
109 rue Vieille du Temple (3rd arr.)
Thought to be the best crêpes in Paris, and as such, reservations usually necessary.
54 rue de Seine (6th arr.)
For a quick bite on-the-go, Cosi serves lovely sandwiches and panini with fresh ingredients and delicious bread. Perfect for a picnic on the Seine or in the Jardin du Luxembourg.
24 rue des Francs Bourgeois (3rd arr.)
Another great crêperie in the Marais. Perfect for a quick and simple lunch during a shopping trip.
35 rue des Rosiers (4th arr.)
Best falafel on the planet. Enough said.
Wine & Beer Bars
6 rue du Nil (2nd arr.)
The wine bar associated with one of our favorite Paris restaurants. Can't think of a nicer spot for a glass of wine and some charcuterie!
3 Carrefour de l'Odéon (6th arr.)
Wonderful spot in the heart of Paris with fantastic French finger food made with top-notch ingredients, and of course great wine!
6 avenue Jean Aicard (11th arr.)
In an area a bit off the beaten path, this cosy bar easily has the best beer selection you can find in Paris and is a fantastic place to sample beers from small French microbreweries that don't make it out of the country!
43 rue Croix des Petits Champs (1st arr.)
A fantastic spot by the Palais-Royal, this wine bar & restaurant in a lovely 17th century building has fantastic French meats, cheeses, and a selection of over 800 wines!
47 rue de Montpensier (1st arr.)
Intimate wine bar below one of our favorite Parisian restaurants. A wonderful place to try wines by the glass you've never had before!
Coffee, Tea & Desserts
95 rue de Seine (6th arr.)
A stunning Japanese tea shop/salon.
10 rue du Nil (2nd arr.)
This charming little shop does most of its business wholesale, but makes the best espresso in Paris hands-down! A must-visit for any coffee drinker.
This place is éclair heaven--need we say more?
There is no tea shop more impressive than Mariage Frères. Most of the shops also have tea parlours, where they serve a lovely brunch and delicious tea-flavoured pastries (e.g. Earl Grey chocolate tart)!
29 rue Danielle Casanova (1st arr.)
A tea salon that channels the style of Marie Antoinette. Their tea blends are arguably some of the best we've come across, and their cakes are lovely too!
Don't let Ladurée fool you--Pierre Hermé has the best macarons in town.
53 rue Debelleyme (3rd arr.)
Cream puff heaven. They also happen to be small, which is great for those keen to try many different flavours!
French-style pastries with a Japanese twist. Think matcha opéra cakes and black sesame macarons.
5 rue Villedo (1st arr.)
Great little café in one of our favourite parts of town, with some of Paris' best coffee, delectable pastries and friendly staff.
10 Rue Saint-Florentin (1st arr.)
Beautiful Japanese tea salon serving high quality teas and classic Japanese sweets.