There is no city like Paris in all the world. From the Eiffel Tower to the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and the Louvre museum to Notre Dame Cathedral, there is much to experience in Paris. The City of Light drips luxury and glamour with its unique couture and designer shops. It also drips great coffee. This is where I became infatuated with eating sweets while enjoying a steaming cup of coffee. Macarons, éclairs, and crêpes graced my plate alongside my favorite caffé lattes. Traveling through France for a few months meant that I got to know it well, and the best places to enjoy sweets with my drinks. In Paris near Jardin du Palais Royal? Then you will want to visit Cafe Kitsune. It has good coffee with a beautiful setting. Or you might want to visit a trendy coffee shop in the Canal Saint-Martin neighborhood, Ten Belles. Try their café allongé—what a treat! They rotate a different selection of beans from different roasters. Such a great way to experience new coffee roasts. I had a particularly wonderful day at Honor Cafe. I sat at the barstool enjoying their house espresso and a warm spring day. I loved the vanilla latte that I got from a kiosk near the Eiffel Tower. Sitting on a bench in the afternoon sun enjoying the delicious taste while staring at the Eiffel Tower. Well, it doesn’t get much better than that. Unless you add a macaron to the mix. I found myself back at the Eiffel Tower twice in the same day. I had to see it at night. But it was very windy that night, especially from the top view of the tower. I was so happy to find that the little kiosk was still open. It boasted teas and hot chocolate to warm my insides.
A can’t-miss event in France should be a trip to Versailles Palace. I spent hours gushing over the extravagant rooms, lush decor, and brilliant shine of the lovely chandeliers. But after that many hours, I needed a pick-me-up. Luckily, there are many cafés near the palace: La Petite Venise, La Flottille, Ore, and several others. I decided to try Ore, as it was easy to pop back into the palace and continue the tour. I enjoyed a fantastic cappuccino while giving my feet a break.
Don’t forget a trip to Notre Dame Cathedral. Nearby is Cafe Shakespeare and Company with Bob’s Bake Shop. It has a view of Notre Dame Cathedral and has a delightful bookstore right next to it. Treat yourself to a new book and a coffee. They also have a vast selection of foods and drinks. If you’re not a coffee drinker they do have great tea and hot chocolate. Their food selection includes vegan and gluten-free choices as well. It's really a place for all, and you can’t be the view!
Paris has so much to see and do, but don’t forget to take a break once in a while to enjoy a mid-day snack and coffee.
You won’t regret it!