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Café Oberkampf

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”.

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 Café Oberkampf is his second outing on the Paris scene (and is one of the few café’s in the city dedicated to the art of breakfasting. Inspired by the breakfast scene in Sydney, Australia (his wife’s hometown), Café Oberkampf has become one of the most popular spots for a bite to eat and a proper cup of coffee.

“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…”

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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”.

Don’t forget to try the famous Shakshuka and the best banana bread on the continent.

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Guy‘s ideal Day in Paris:
So much to do. It would mainly involve food because there is something very special happening in Paris at the moment. I couldn’t take them to Café Oberkampf because, if I am not there, it’s not open.  I love walking or riding around Paris- I would want to show them around my Paris- the ‘foody’ Paris.
9am: Coffee at Ten Belles (with a sausage roll if it’s the weekend)
10h30: Breakfast at Holybelly (maybe the best in Paris)
13h: Lunch at Verre Volé sur Mer
Then a brisk walk to Place des VosgesMusée Picasso & Galerie Perrotin
16h: Tea at Merci and a Lemon and poppyseed cake or coffee at Fragments
19h: Apéro at Aux Deux Amis
21h: Dinner at Pierre Sang

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Café Oberkampf
3 rue Neuve Popincourt
75011 Paris

cafeoberkampf.com

hours: Monday, Thursday & Friday- 8h30 to 17h Saturday & Sunday- 9h30 to 17h

closed: Tuesday & Wednesday