BOOT CAFE
19 rue du Pont aux Choux, 75003

INSIDER TIP | Since the cafe is itty-bitty, don't hesitate to take your coffee and cake outside and sit on one of the colorful stools and people watch.

PHOTO TIP | Since the owners kept the original signage (coordonnerie means cobbler, hence the name), there's a lot of character and texture to capture in your photo. The colored stools add a vibrant, modern foil to the vintage facade but wait for one of the bicycles that will invariably be parked outside to enhance the image even further.

BOOT CAFE 19 rue du Pont aux Choux, 75003 INSIDER TIP | Possibly the tiniest (and most charming) coffee shop in the entire city. Go early to score a stool and watch the baristas work their magic. Bagels and a selection of treats are sourced from Bob's Bake Shop. PHOTO TIP | Because it is so tiny, it's best to shoot the space with a wide-angle lens (iPhone will do the job as well) standing in one corner. 

BOOT CAFE
19 rue du Pont aux Choux, 75003

INSIDER TIP | Possibly the tiniest (and most charming) coffee shop in the entire city. Go early to score a stool and watch the baristas work their magic. Bagels and a selection of treats are sourced from Bob's Bake Shop.


PHOTO TIP | Because it is so tiny, it's best to shoot the space with a wide-angle lens (iPhone will do the job as well) standing in one corner. 

OBLA-DI
54 rue de Saintonge, 75003

INSIDER TIP | Beautiful latte art abounds but so does slow coffee methods like filter, V60 and chemex. Pair it with a good book and an avo on toast to complete the experience. 


PHOTO TIP | What stands out most in this narrow space is the striking blue and white tile floor, which is key to the story of the cafe. Keep your composition simple to make the tiles stand out (in other words, don't try to shoot too many items at once).

HARDWARE SOCIETE 10 rue Lamarck, 75018 INSIDER TIP | It's hard to pick one item to order but this Montmartre outpost of the successful Melbourne cafe has something for all tastes. Go for a matcha latte and a beautiful tarte for a twist on the goûter.  PHOTO TIP | Key to getting a photo that pops is to highlight the colorful coffee cups and the more subtle, vintage plates on the white marble tables outside. 

HARDWARE SOCIETE
10 rue Lamarck, 75018

INSIDER TIP | It's hard to pick one item to order but this Montmartre outpost of the successful Melbourne cafe has something for all tastes. Go for a matcha latte and a beautiful tarte for a twist on the goûter. 


PHOTO TIP | Key to getting a photo that pops is to highlight the colorful coffee cups and the more subtle, vintage plates on the white marble tables outside. 

AMAMI
12 rue Jean Mace, 75011

INSIDER TIP | Nordic style is popular in Paris interiors right now but Amami plays up light wood and minimalist shape in a unique way. Grab a spot on the banquette to be most comfortable and rub elbows with locals.


PHOTO TIP | The wood is a gorgeous feature in this shot but would be excessive if not for a touch of color and warmth, coming from the plant in the left corner and the cushions on the bench. 

 

AMAMI 12 rue Jean Mace, 75011 INSIDER TIP | Bento, cake and filter coffee may seem like an incongruous combination but it is a testament to the versatility of this adorable cafe-restaurant. Come for a full lunch or just a slice of cake (or Japanese treats) and a coffee. PHOTO TIP | The plethora of plants make an otherwise minimalist scene come to life. Be sure to include all sort of greens in your shot, especially those on the shelves that draws the eye upward. 

AMAMI
12 rue Jean Mace, 75011

INSIDER TIP | Bento, cake and filter coffee may seem like an incongruous combination but it is a testament to the versatility of this adorable cafe-restaurant. Come for a full lunch or just a slice of cake (or Japanese treats) and a coffee.


PHOTO TIP | The plethora of plants make an otherwise minimalist scene come to life. Be sure to include all sort of greens in your shot, especially those on the shelves that draws the eye upward. 

TEN BELLES
10 rue de la Grange aux Belles, 75010

INSIDER TIP | One of the original specialty coffee players in Paris, Ten Belles remains a stronghold for coffee lovers. Added benefit: it's a block from the Canal Saint-Martin so take your goods to the water and enjoy the neighborhood. 


PHOTO TIP | The geometric shapes in the facade and stools and the colorful surroundings bring this image to life. It also helps that the open windows gives the viewer a peek into the vibe of the cafe. 

LA FONTAINE DE BELLEVILLE
33 rue Juliette Dodu, 75010

INSIDER TIP | The bones of this 10th arrondissement corner cafe haven't changed much from decades prior but the Belleville Brulerie team has given it new life with a fun snacks menu, craft beer, specialty coffee and classic cocktails that make it the perfect post work, pre-dinner spot to hangout with friends. 


PHOTO TIP | Because the interior hasn't changed much, you will be able to capture a unique moment in Parisian history - where old meets new with subtlety. That means, you'll want to include the original floor, rounded zinc bar and the new typography on the window.  

LA FONTAINE DE BELLEVILLE
33 rue Juliette Dodu, 75010

INSIDER TIP | There's more than meets the eye at @lafontainedebelleville. The team from @cafesbelleville serve their specialty roasts but also have excellent craft beer on tap and a delicious snack menu (Croque Monsieur and a Pain Perdu that's to-die-for).


PHOTO TIP | To nail photos here, be sure to play up the rich blues in the facade and tables, the custom lettering by @gedpalmer and numerous mirrors.

TELESCOPE CAFE
5 rue Villedo, 75001

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LE PELOTON
17 rue du Pont Louis- Phillippe, 75004

INSIDER TIP | The owners of this cycling-inspired Marais coffee shop are also the owners of Bike About Tours, so don't hesitate to speak to them about cycling itineraries in and out of the city as you sip your coffee and nibble your waffles.

PHOTO TIP | The money shot can be had by setting up your shot at the round table at the front of the cafe. Take an overhead shot to include the yellow chairs and vintage tile floors (and don't forget a condiment with color to go alongside your waffles). 

HOLY BELLY
19 rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010

INSIDER TIP | You could come for just an excellent cup of coffee - filter, "Walter" flat White, espresso - but you'd be missing out on the superior food experience. Homemade cakes pair beautifully with coffee but so do fluffy pancakes with fruit, eggs and style, and even their lunch dishes with influences pulled from far beyond French borders.


PHOTO TIP | Everything but the filter coffee is served in these vibrant yellow mugs which pop when placed on the dark wood surfaces. For an alternative shot, set up your coffees on the communal table in the back room underneath the skylight. 

CAFE OBERKAMPF
3 rue Neuve Popincourt, 75011

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THE BROKEN ARM
12 rue Puree, 75003

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THE BROKEN ARM
12 rue Puree, 75003

INSIDER TIP | Start with a tour of the concept shop side of this space and walk through this door and head into a modern cafe, with excellent small plates and specialty coffee served daily. 


PHOTO TIP | Since the cafe is on the smaller side, try taking the shot from the concept-store side of the space to get a broader perspective. 

MERCI USED BOOK CAFE
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003

INSIDER TIP | You don't just come here for a cup of coffee but the experience, surrounded by used books for sale (at very reasonable prices), simple sandwiches, and excellent homemade lemonade. 


PHOTO TIP | Score this spot for a moodier image, including the vintage furnishings and the used book backdrop. The chandelier as a photographic element balances the foreground and draws the eye upward. 

FRAGMENTS 76 rue des Tournelles, 75003 INSIDER TIP | Come to this Marais spot not only for the chance to rub elbows with fellow coffee lovers but for a simple and delicious food offering, like avo on toast, egg dishes and daily specials.  PHOTO TIP | Bruce Lee, brick walls and stacks of records make the bar an ideal spot to capture the cafe's spirit and ambience. 

FRAGMENTS
76 rue des Tournelles, 75003

INSIDER TIP | Come to this Marais spot not only for the chance to rub elbows with fellow coffee lovers but for a simple and delicious food offering, like avo on toast, egg dishes and daily specials. 


PHOTO TIP | Bruce Lee, brick walls and stacks of records make the bar an ideal spot to capture the cafe's spirit and ambience. 

FRAGMENTS 76 rue des Tournelles, 75003 INSIDER TIP | Sometimes, taking your coffee outdoors makes it all the much more enjoyable. Here, you can be sure to relax given how calm and quiet the street is.  PHOTO TIP | The bikes parked out front and the hand-drawn logo on the facade are the key points of interest for this shop front. Still, taking it when people are sitting on the bench will make it a livelier scene. 

FRAGMENTS
76 rue des Tournelles, 75003

INSIDER TIP | Sometimes, taking your coffee outdoors makes it all the much more enjoyable. Here, you can be sure to relax given how calm and quiet the street is. 


PHOTO TIP | The bikes parked out front and the hand-drawn logo on the facade are the key points of interest for this shop front. Still, taking it when people are sitting on the bench will make it a livelier scene. 

THE HOOD 80 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011  INSIDER TIP | This more than a coffee shop, it's a calm and quiet place to work, read and write. Stick around at the end of the day for a live music jam session that changes daily.  PHOTO TIP | There's a lot of natural, earthy colors in this retro space but to make the photo stand out, be sure to capture that bright green Marzocco coffee machine. 

THE HOOD
80 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 

INSIDER TIP | This more than a coffee shop, it's a calm and quiet place to work, read and write. Stick around at the end of the day for a live music jam session that changes daily. 


PHOTO TIP | There's a lot of natural, earthy colors in this retro space but to make the photo stand out, be sure to capture that bright green Marzocco coffee machine. 

FOLKS & SPARROWS
14 rue Saint Sebastian, 75011

INSIDER TIP | What's interesting about this rustic cafe is this epicerie/gourmet grocer section. Owner Franck Alexandre carries jams, teas, craft beers and other comestibles that you won't find in many other locations in Paris. 


PHOTO TIP | There are many photogenic elements in this cafe but to encompass its many gifts in one image, focus on capturing a few key assets: original floor tiles, rustic wood communal table and the height of the grocer shelves. 

KITSUNE
18 Boulevard des Filles de Calvaire, 75003

INSIDER TIP | Unlike the clothing brand's other cafes, this haut Marais location benefits from more seating, funky furnishings and a quiet back room for more intimate têtes-à-têtes.


PHOTO TIP | This shot wouldn't be as compelling without the bright colors in the furniture set against the speckled stone and the stairwell in the background. Including the lines of the stairs help carry the eye through the image, lending a sense of movement.