The friendliest coffee spot in Paris, serving absolutely cracking breakfast, lunch & brunch.
The French duo have taken their cues from the cafe culture in Melbourne – where they both lived and worked – bringing much needed double-shots and savoury brunch dishes to winter weekends.
For breakfast try the pancakes with crispy bacon and bourbon butter, or trompettes de la mort with scrambled eggs and hash browns. For lunch the grilled cheese, or maybe some aligot and saucisson as the temperature drops.
The focus on produce is especially evident in the adorable blackboard list of what’s in season. The pinball machine, couch and communal tables give the open space a distinct warmth.
The Holybelly team also seem to understand the concept of marketing (and capitalism: open all day!) with plenty of updates on social media and a beautiful blog detailing their journey.
Impress fellow hipsters: coffee at Holybelly is supplied by Belleville Roasters, a project by Thomas Lehoux (Ten Belles), David Flynn (ex-Telescope), & Anselme Blayney (Ten Belles + Le Bal).
Holybelly, 19 rue Lucien Sampaix 75010
T. no telephone
Metro: Jacques Bonsergent
Monday, Thursday & Friday, 9am to 6pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 6pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday