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Coffee: Loustic 75003

Loustic is perhaps the comfiest of all the Paris hotspots for serious coffee.

Eschewing minimal design and exposed everything, interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon has paired wicker chairs with aztec-printed banquettes, retro wallpapers with equally kitsch light fittings, sprawling couches with an endless supply of cushions.

The focus here is the coffee, in the very capable hands of Londoner Channa Galhenage. Seasonal roasts are sourced from Belgium’s Caffénation, Emperor Norton is on food duty – as is The Kale Project dependent on availability – complimented by Rachel’s cakes.

Wifi is free, staff are friendly and the walls are lined with magazines for clients perusal, as the charming British owner noted that the 3rd is devoid of newstands and often people like something to read.

Impress fellow hipsters: Loustic means smart arse in Breton.

Loustic, 40 rue Chapon 75003

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