At Café Oberkampf, simplicity reigns supreme.
Small but beautiful is the best way to describe this all day-café, a stones throw from rue Oberkampf.
Specifically it can be celebrated for bringing Shakshuka to the Paris breakfast scene, a long overdue arrival of perfectly poached eggs dozing on a bed of rich tomato ragout.
The tightly curated menu features an array of anglo-breakfast items such as granola, banana bread and things-on-toast. Cakes and treats are baked daily.
In a starburst of social media savvy, the grilled cheese sandwich sits on the menu as a a tribute to Lindsay Tramuta of Lost In Cheeseland.
The design is warm, functional and cosy, with an emphasis on oak, bright white tiles and carefully printed cushions. The no laptop policy on weekends is a godsend, forcing café-goers to take advantage of the highbrow design magazines.
It very curated – without crossing over into contrived – and a great place for a consistent café breakfast.
Impress fellow hipsters: Shakshouka bears a very close resemblance to Mexico’s huevos rancheros and Turkey’s menemen.
This staple North African dish is said to have originated in Tunisia, but is served with equal enthusiasm in Morocco, Libya, Algeria and Egypt.
Metro: Parmentier, Oberkampf
Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday, 8.30am – 5.00pm
Closed Monday & Wednesday
Not far from Café Oberkampf…