Yesterday I paid a visit to some of the places you’ve recommended in Paris. It’s crazy how Paris has changed in three years. Shops, cafés… It’s nice !
I really liked the Broken Arm, thank you for the tip.
Really cool and good atmosphere, it’s an inspiring place in a neighborhood I’ve always liked, the “Haut Marais.”
I like the scene that’s hanging out at this café, fashiony, arty people but it’s warm and doesn’t feel snobby. The fashion isn’t exactly my type but there is a lot of interesting designers to discover, like Jacquemus.
Not far, I went to the Café Pinson and it’s awesome to finally see a new breed of healthy cafés in the city, even if my quinoa balls were way too salty (not their fault, it’ll teach me to order stuff with capers in it) and that we where not super comfortable in our seats (oooooh I am such a complainer). But there was a lot of cool people, a lot of languages were spoken and a few people were there with their computers, which says a lot about the welcoming environment.
That’s a tough one actually, if you have a café. How can you be nice enough to let people come over with their computer but not become one of these “computer cafés” where people just come alone, spend hours on their screen with their earphones on, having just one coffee and killing the vibe of the space? Maybe that’s why such few places in Paris offer wifi? Who knows…
Oh before I go, I still love Galerie OFR, a place where you can find the coolest magazines and art books.