Guy Griffin juggled a non-stop working life as an architect and urban planner by day and restauranteur by night (he opened restaurant Marilou in 2012 near the Canal St Martin with a friend) until he decided to dedicate himself full-time to his passion for food and dining concepts. The coffee shop was only just seed of an idea, when Guy mentioned it to one of the local shop owners,
“He told me about a space a few doors down that was closing and, incidentally, I knew the lady who owned the shop and was very familiar with the street. She held the space for me until I was able to fund the project”.
“Breakfast is such an important part of one’s day and is, in my opinion, still quite neglected in France and especially in Paris. A good start can change the whole outcome of one’s day…”
Guy is the heart of the cafe and is responsible for the warm and welcoming atmosphere- he works tirelessly but is the type of happy-go-lucky person who appears to take it all in his stride- it is clear that Cafe Oberkampf is his baby,
“I get a kick out of serving people who appreciate all the work that goes into everything we do”.
hours: Monday, Thursday & Friday- 8h30 to 17h Saturday & Sunday- 9h30 to 17h
closed: Tuesday & Wednesday