16 rue Dupetit-Thouars
hours: 8h to 18h Monday to Sunday
Since opening in November 2013, this sliver of a café has become somewhat of a touchstone for good coffee in Paris. Co-owner and barista Chris Nielson runs the show, parking his skateboard at the front door while sipping expressos between orders. Minimalist yet welcoming, the white walls, blond wood tables and fresh flowers create a light, bright and airy space for your morning or afternoon coffee.