So you’ve been doing all the touristy attractions or simply wandering around Paris, now it’s time to manger (eat) and boire (drink)!
73 Rue d’Aboukir, 2nd arr.
8 am to 2am
If you’re in the mood to just grab a drink and something to pick at off the beaten path, before going out, try Lockwood. It’s located in an underground 16 century stone caverns in the garment district in the 2nd arrondissement. You can sip your drink while enjoying the sounds of vintage rock-and-roll. This night can be yours if you can find the backstairs.
Cafe De Flore
172 Blvd. St.-Germain, 6th Arr.
7am to 2 am
Looking for some coffee, stop by this well-known cafe in the very bohemian neighborhood of Saint-Germain. If you’re not in for coffee, try their infamous, thick hot chocolate! Just sit down, sip on your drink and people watch. Soak in the chic area and the history. You’re at a place where writers and intellectual greats like Ernest Hemingway and Simone De Beauvoir used to hang out.
9 Carrefour de l’Odéon, 6th arr.
12pm to 11 pm
This small yet delicious place is the idea of celebrity chef Yves Camdeborde, known for his “bistronomy” and famous Saint-Germain bistro. While this may be missing the frills of his other restaurant it is just as delicious and hidden gem especially since it’s a little hors d’oeuvres bar next to the famous bistro. Try their duck confit sausage and artichoke and cured ham waffles!
47 Rue Du Faubourg, 10th Arr.
8am to 2 am
Known for it’s French and Mediterranean cuisine, this place is great to grab grub and to also have a drink. The menu may seem a little random but it’s good and the ambience is good. You can even to to get some coffee during the day.
14 Rue Crespin du Gast, 11th arr.
4pm to 1am
From down underground to up top with 360 views. While it may be a headache to get in because of the 100 person capacity at the rooftop, it is worth it and so are the food and drinks. In english the restaurant’s name means the bird’s perch. Enjoy a drink and a multi course meal while soaking in Paris and it’s people.