Most hipsters know this brand mostly for their clothing shops. It's a brand especially popular in both Japan and Paris. But if there is another thing (in addition to fashion) that the Japanese seem to... Read More
Most hipsters know this brand mostly for their clothing shops. It's a brand especially popular in both Japan and Paris. But if there is another thing (in addition to fashion) that the Japanese seem to do just as well as the French, it's coffee. This little cafe is one you will seek out mostly for its location, though. Even though the coffee, matcha lattes and pastries are quite good, and the sorbet in the summer just right, the location here on the interior of the Palais Royal gardens affords that quiet conversation, or contemplation with a book, that are the hallmarks of cafe life in Paris. In winter you can hole up inside and get cosy with your cappuccino and pear tart. But in the warmer months is when this location becomes truly spectacular, for, like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly, the chairs come out and spread all the way into the garden, crossing the gallery Montpensier, to soak in some of the sun and fresh flowers and shade trees. Since the Palais Royal is also a great little shopping area, this is a good place to remember when you want to recharge.
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- Cafés: "One of the best little shopping areas in Paris is the Palais-Royal. Here you have an outstanding perfume shop, a world-renown vintage shop and numerous other shops. So where better to recharge and rewind (or unwind) than at this fashionable little cafe overlooking the Palais-Royal gardens."
- Best for Cafés Because: It's a cafe on the interior of the Palais-Royal gardens, over looking the gorgeous, and very historical, grounds.