My favorite terraces in Paris
Monday 31 July 2017
Today, I will share with you my favorite spots in Paris during the Summer. I’ve been living there for 6 years now, and I am constantly discovering new restaurants, bars, coffee shops. Coming from Barcelona, what I really dig are Parisian terraces, because they remind me of Spain, where most of the social life is outdoors! As you know, I gave birth in May, so I took some” me-time” and had the chance to enjoy the Spring and beginning of Summer in Paris, chilling on my favorite terraces. Here’s my top 5:
-Kid-friendly terrace: Pause-Café (41 Rue de Charonne, 75011). Finding a spot on a terrace with a stroller is an absolute nightmare in Paris. Often time, the space is too narrow, everybody makes you feel like you are bothering them and give you a nasty look when you try to navigate between the tables. The terrace of Pause Café is spacious, kid-friendly, with large tables and alleys to welcome families or groups. As for the food, I love their generous brunch, especially their wide and yummy selection of fruits. I recommend that you try the red fruits crumble, it’s my guilty pleasure!
–Intellectual terrace : Café de l’Odéon (Place de l’Odéon, 75006). Located between the Jardin du Luxembourg and Saint Germain des Prés (two neighborhoods renowned for their intellectual clientele) the terrace of Cafe de l’Odéon is very special to me: this is where my husband took me on our first date! It only opens during the Summer, and it’s the perfect spot for a healthy brunch on Sundays…they even have a Spanish organic gazpacho, everything that I like!
–Trendy terrace: Le Hibou (16 Carrefour de l’Odéon, 75006). Just take a seat, look around you, and you will witness the best Parisian fashion show ! This is where bloggers, models or any kind of fashionistas meet for a drink. If you’re ever wondering what the latest trends are, this is the place to be! I go there for their unique cocktails: my favorite one is an original and yummy mix of passion fruits, goat cheese and fry fig!
–A peaceful and intimate terrace to work: Café Suédois (11 Rue Payenne, 75003). Located in the heart of Le Marais, this little gem hidden inside the Swedish Cultural Center has a peaceful terrace, ideal for reading or work. This is where I write most of my blog posts, while enjoying a carrot cake or a cinnamon brioche. This relaxing place is a great source of inspiration for me!
–For a drink by the Seine : La démesure sur seine (69 Port de la Rapée, 75012). This ephemeral spot reminds me so much of Barcelona! It almost feels like we are at the beach, sipping cocktails with our feet (almost) by the water. The food is also pretty amazing, with barbecue-grilled meat and fish. What makes the place so hip and trendy is also the choice of activities: ping-pong, photo exhibitions, film projections…it’s ideal to spend a day with friends and feel like you’re not in Paris anymore!