I was walking in the posh neigborhood of the Palais de L’Élysée when I remembered that a new coffeeshop has opened not so far. Honor is a tiny place hidden in a building yard. The concept, created by the fashion brand Comme des Garçons, is a kiosk total black chic look with just 2 tables to sit hidden behind the counter. I suppose that during summer there will be more outside. The place offers a good coffee, not my favorite one. It’s their own blend roasted by Coutume café. But it’s bit too sour for me. The baristas are so kind and have a such great sense of hospitality. You can also order something to eat like sandwishes or a piece of cake.
Honor: 54, rue du faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008 Paris
The team of Paname Brewing Company has transformed an old warehouse on the Quai de la Loire in Paris in micro brewery. Here, in dazzling stainless steel tanks, five craft beers blended from only the best natural ingredients end up to ferment like « Bête Noire », a black IPA, or « Singe en Hiver » , a pre-prohibition lager. Beers are draught at the pressure at prices ranging from 3.70 to 4.50 € the 50cl. With its huge terrace under a 150 years old cherry tree or the one on a floating barge, its very industrial decor in a spirit of Brooklyn, this new place is undoubtedly the spot of this summer to enjoy a good cold beer the feet in the water. Peckish, you can order the mezze platter or outright the cheese-burger. I’m really not a beer drinker but all those who have accompanied me, really enjoyed the ones of PBC. I prefer their homemade sparkling water or their ice latte.
Paname Brewing Company : 41 bis, quai de la Loire, 75019 Paris
When he was a little boy in Germany, Mirko had a passion for cakes, those prepared by his grandmother and his aunt Léonie to his brothers and him. But he chose another passion: fashion, his job during twenty years. Recently, he finally realized his dream with House of 3 Brothers, his pastry-shop close to the Canal Saint-Martin. This little place, only 30 m2 with a Art déco style, is entirely dedicated to the German cakes of his childhood. Every morning, he prepares them himself on place. He chose to serve some generous portions with small prices as his bestseller the cheesecake in different version like nature, lemon-poppy or apple crumble (€ 4) and also the peccadilloes of his two brothers whose photos are presented at the entry: the gingerbread (4 € for 3 pieces) and the chocolate-hazelnut Katzi (€ 4). Personally, I have tasted the lemon-poppy cheesecake : it’s a hit ! I will return for sure taste the other ones.
House of 3 Brothers : 25 rue de Lancry, 75010 Paris
When the French magazine for bike fans, Steel, decided to open its spot in Paris that gives a minimalist place where you can find cutting-edge brands for cycling, a cool state of mind and coffee. Similar sites exist in Berlin, London, Barcelona and New York. Paris proposed nothing at all on his side. The concept store combines cycling, fashion and coffee from La Brûlerie de Belleville in a space designed by the architect Julie Deglesne. I’m not really a cyclist, on the contrary. But as coffee lover, I find that the place is very nice, ideal for a breakfast with the delicious Granolas from Dear Muesli.
Steel Cyclewear & Coffeeshop : 58, rue de la Fontaine au Roi, 75011 Paris
After the rue Oberkampf and the rue Saint Denis, PNY opens a third address in the Marais facing the Carreau du Temple. It is for me one of the best burger restaurants in Paris, even more the best one! The meat comes from the very high quality butchery Le Poncelet. The beef is chopped in the minute and grilled on flame. The buns and desserts come from Rachel’s (the best cheese cake in Paris). Cheddar cheese is pure origin. The fried potatoes are home made. Everything is chosen to make a perfect burger. The three addresses have their own identities with personalized decor and menu. Here, the decoration looks more like Miami or Palm Spring with its candy colors and cactus. During my visit, I tried the lunch menu with « The return of the cowboy, », fries and homemade lemonade: a true delight for 15€!
PNY Marais : 1, rue Perrée, 75003 Paris
Launched by Delphine Plisson (former communications director of the fashion group GSPC) under the sponsorship of the chefs Yves Camdeborde and Bruno Doucet, this new place offers nearly by 3,000 products carefully selected and a restaurant area with family-style meals made from the ingredients proposed by the grocery. I took some time to talk to you about Maison Plisson because my opinion was very divided. Although the products are very good qualities, they are sometimes a bit expensive even for Paris and if the service is smiling, it is not very effective! The too long queue at the checkout sometimes made me give up the idea of buying anything. All is not made in France as it’s announced like the fruit juices from Serbian brand Bakina Tajna (Granny’s Secret). The place is beautiful, with here also some terrazzo, a bit in the spirit of a Dean & Deluca in a French way.
Maison Plisson: 93 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris
The Franco-Japanese brand Kitsuné Maison opens a new space designed by the French architecture firm HAau associated to the agency Nicolas Dorval-Bory Architects for the interior design. They chose terrazzo and tangy pastel-colored, very trendy at the moment, to decorate the place. On two floors, the store faces on the Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire while the coffee shop overlook the Amelot street below. I have not had time to test the coffee but it offers seating unlike others. So you can enjoy your coffee on the spot!
Kitsuné Marais : 68 Rue Condorcet, 75009 Paris