In summer, what a lovely place to have a break in the amazing Luxembourg gardens.
The green metal chairs in the shade of the trees create a charming atmosphere for a coffee or tea, or lunch. The name comes from the puppet theatre next to it.
Buvette des Marionnettes
26 rue de Vaugirard
Metro: St Sulpice
I love having meetings in hotel bars and this one was perfect for my afternoon meeting. We are in Spring but the fireplace was very welcome! Furthermore it is located in one my favourite streets which is rue du Cherche Midi. They play a piano concert once a month and next one is this Thursday.
Bar Talma – Hotel La Belle Juliette – 92 rue du Cherche Midi – 75006 Paris
Tel : 33 1 42 22 97 40
Housed in the beautiful 16th-century Hôtel de Marle, this gorgeous café in the Swedish Cultural Institute hosts a variety of exhibitions, concerts and debates, with rich resources on Swedish history and culture. Enjoy their delicious carrot cake in the tranquil paved courtyard.
Le Café Suedois – 11 rue Payenne – 75003 Paris – Tel: 33 1 44 78 80 11- Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM and on Tuesday till 9 PM
Le Loir de la Théière is a quiet, “cosy attitude” tearoom in Central Paris near the Saint Paul metro station. It has been there forever and it is wellknow among Parisians. If you want to mix with the locals it is the best spot to do it: leather chairs, relaxed atmoshere, far from the sounds of the busy city. Here I recommand you to pick the formula, lovely presentation pretty consistant brunch for only 16,50 euros and an impeccable service. Have a great one!
“Le Musée de la vie Romantique” is located in the previous private hotel of the famous painter Ary Scheffer where a little garden as well as a tea room are hidden.
In Summer, the terrace is open and people come and enjoy some teas and cakes made by Les Cakes de Bertrand.
Address: 16 rue Chaptal 75009 Paris
Tel: 01 55 31 95 67
A Priori Thé with its gaily covered outdoor tables, is one of the first things you see upon entering the Galerie Vivienne from the Rue des Petits Champs – a landmark within a landmark.
People are attracted by its warm and relaxed atmosphere and its festive terrace situated under the vaulted glass ceiling, in the heart of the Galerie.
Address: 35-37, Passage Vivienne – Galerie Vivienne, 75002 Paris
Tel: 01 42 97 48 75
Located near the secret passage La Cour de Rohan and the famous and so old retaurant Le Procope, it is a lovely place to have lunch or a cup of tea
La Jacobine 59-61 rue Saint-André des Arts, 6e, Mº Odéon, tel: 01.46.34.15.95
A part tea room, part antique shop – a blast from the past – a French turn-of-the century schoolhouse cafe. Peeking through eyelet curtains, people amuse on the schoolhouse chairs and tables and menus on school paper—a unique atmosphere 100% non-smoking. Run by an adorable couple who put heart in their cooking, Mamie Gâteaux serves tea, coffee, and delicious homemade tarts among an array of unusual antiques and collectibles such as old cookie tins and recipe books all for sell. One can savor exotic teas as China cherry, peach on the vine, or smoked tea with vanilla and caramel or one of their robust French steaming coffees while delving into pastry cream puffs, pear hazelnut tarts, scones, and French toast with vanilla ice cream. The daily lunch specials are mouth-watering such as homemade vegetable cream soap, blue cheese tomato tart, tuna and green been tart with zest of lemon, mushroom and bacon quiche plus various salads. Sorbets and sundaes are served in the summer. Situated in a great shopping area for discounted designer clothes and the nearby Bon Marché department store.
Mamie Gâteaux – 66 rue du Cherche-Midi 75006 PARIS – Tel : 33 1 42 22 32 15
Enjoy lunch or tea in the garden of the Musée de la Vie Romantique, museum devoted entirely to
George Sand – 6, rue Chaptal (9th District) Mº Blanche/St-Georges. Open from 18th April to 15th October – from Tuesday to Sunday – from 11.30 AM to 6.00 PM http://www.lescakesdebertrand.com/