These Parisian cafes are havens of peace with an atmosphere made for getting some work done. Dive into their studious environments, featuring plenty of plants, classical music, and delicious snacks.
Grand Café Tortoni
At the top of our list? Grand Café Tortoni. Headed up by Ramdane Touhami and Victoire de Taillac, the duo behind Cire Trudon and Buly, this cafe gives pride of place to the woodwork of days gone by. The green marble counter, wrought iron trays, Limoges porcelain cups, and dainty lace doilies create a homely, vintage feel, while classical music will aid concentration. As a bonus, this place serves one of the best hot chocolates in Paris.
45, rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris
Just because you are working, it doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to some delicious brainfood. At the foot of the Hotel Panache led by Adrien Gloaguen (already at the head of the Hotel Bienvenue), Café Panache is the place to be in the Faubourg Montmartre district. It’s open 7 days a week and after a studious morning you can indulge in the cuisine of Tatiana and Katia Levha (Le Servan, Double Dragon) in an interior designed by Dorothée Meilichzon – a winning combination.
1, rue Geoffroy-Marie, 75009 Paris
Nestled in western Paris, this cafe designed by Franck Durand, editor and creative director of Holiday magazine, and architect Franklin Azzi is ideal place to get some work done. In a setting worthy of a Wes Anderson film, you can enjoy a plate of pata-negra or scrambled eggs with dried caviar to recharge and refuel.
192, avenue de Versailles, 75016 Paris
Under the glass roof of Maison Bréguet, a dry cleaner’s converted into a hotel by Sagrada architects’ studio (Art’s Clubin London), you’ll find an atmosphere encouraging you to embrace serenity. The best spot for getting studious? In the winter garden, surrounded by calming lush greenery. As a reward for all your hard work, treat yourself to a dish by David Lahner(Anima, Racine des Prés) such as roasted scallops à la grenobloise with parsnip.
8, rue Breguet, 75011 Paris
At Passager, a coffee shop with an industrial decor near Bastille, the raw wooden tables are prime places to work at. Surrounded by dried flowers and exposed bricks, you can treat yourself to a slice of carrot cake and a matcha latte with almond milk.
07, avenue Ledru-Rollin, 75011 Paris
Peonies stands out among the most beautiful cafes to work at in Paris. In a bucolic setting, between bouquets of fresh flowers and sugar pink tables, you could enjoy an avocado toast with latte and delicious pancakes in this haven of peace nestled in Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis. One thing to note, computers are banned on weekends.
81, rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris, 75010 Paris
With its non-stop service from eight in the morning to midnight, the Hotel Amour’s terrace is the ideal place to settle during any time of the day. At its head, the artist André Saraiva (Baron Lisboa) who made it one of the friendliest spots in Pigalle. The restaurant provides you with plenty of greenery, sheltered by a glass roof in winter, antique furniture and nude photographs on the walls, which are all there to help you find your inspiration.
8 rue de Navarin, 75009 Paris