Next Stop: Paris Fashion Week


Alas, we have reached the home stretch of fashion month and, in true French form, the crème de la crème of the season: Paris Fashion Week. Perhaps the only reason for the otherwise Herculean-like stamina of industry doyens now 100-plus shows deep (the larger-than-life drama that is a Karl Lagerfeld Chanel show is enough to incite a “pinch me” moment in even the most jaded), fashion houses like Balmain, Chanel, Balenciaga and Christian Dior will soon reveal their S/S ’16 collections. And because every bon vivant needs good food, good wine and good fashion, we’ve rounded up the city’s greatest cafés, brasseries and wine bars to take you from morning croissant to evening tartare. Then, on the local front, Vogue Fashion Associate, Camila Hennessy shares her neighborhood favorites including where to find divine cakes, crêpes and sushi in the City of Light.

CITIPHILE’s Guide to Paris

La Caféothèque | Coffee shop famous for its specialty roasts | (MAP IT)
Terres de Café | Pint-size coffee shop in the Marais | (MAP IT)
Fondation Café | Minimalist café with excellent coffee, granola and tartines | (MAP IT)
Ten Belles | Great cappuccinos and baked goods | (MAP IT)
Fragments | Strong coffee and homemade, seasonal breakfast items | (MAP IT)
Ob La Di | Coffee, avocado toast and rotating granola | (MAP IT)
L’Arbre à Café | Espresso and chocolate | (MAP IT)

Du Pain et Des Idées | Bakery with superb bread and pastries | (MAP IT)
Blé Sucré | Arguably Paris’ best croissant | (MAP IT)
| Café with soup, salads, sandwiches and weekend brunch | (MAP IT)
Café Soucoupe | Daily seasonal menu of salads, sandwiches and juices | (MAP IT)
Frenchie To Go | American-inspired sandwich shop | (MAP IT)
La Cuisine de Bar | Standout tartines ideal for lunch | (MAP IT)
Balls | Paris’ version of The Meatball Shop | (MAP IT)
Le Bio d’Adam et Eve | Vegan/vegetarian café | (MAP IT)

Café Charlot | Quintessential brasserie | (MAP IT)
Frenchie | Seasonal, farm-to-table French | (MAP IT)
Cinq Mars | Cozy French with a great wine selection | (MAP IT)
L’affable | Casual bistro with delicious French fare | (MAP IT)
La Laiterie Sainte Clotilde | Tiny eatery with a daily menu favored by locals | (MAP IT)
Clown Bar | Modern bistro in a Belle Époque setting from the all-star team behind Saturne | (MAP IT)
Le Dauphin | Organic wine bar with small plates | (MAP IT)
Clamato | Incredible seafood tapas-style | (MAP IT)
Septime | Critically-acclaimed seasonal French in a charming space | (MAP IT)
Pirouette | Beautifully plated, vegetable-heavy dishes from a Daniel Boulud veteran | (MAP IT)

Bob’s Juice Bar | Cold-pressed juicery | (MAP IT)
Café Pinson | Vegetable-centric, organic and gluten-free daily menu | (MAP IT) *several locations
Ma Kitchen | Korean Bibimbap to-go | (MAP IT)
Nest | Vegetarian and organic Vietnamese | (MAP IT)
Noglu | Gluten-free café | (MAP IT)
Gentle Gourmet | Elevated vegan/vegetarian fare | (MAP IT)

Lockwood | Cocktails and coffee | (MAP IT)
Candelaria | Paris’ La Esquina; great margaritas and tequila-based cocktails | (MAP IT)
Le Mary Céleste | Cocktail bar with tapas | (MAP IT)
La Trinquette | Quintessential wine bar with excellent cheese boards | (MAP IT)
Sherry Butt | Lovely cocktail den with extensive whiskey selection | (MAP IT)
Le Coq | Trendy speakeasy with an East Village feel | (MAP IT)

Camila Hennessy’s Paris Black Book

 | Angelina (MAP IT), [tea salon] Mariage Frères (MAP IT; *several locations) or any of the charming cafés in the streets of Paris. 

GRAB-N-GO | The  very Parisian Carette in Place du Trocadéro (MAP IT) or Place des Vosges (MAP IT), Les Deux Abeilles (MAP IT) with its mouth-watering window display of their homemade patissêries, Bread & Roses (MAP IT) and Rose Bakery (MAP IT). I also love Bar de la Croix Rouge in the heart of St Germain (MAP IT) for its tartines. Oh, and the divine cakes from Les Fées Pâtissières (MAP IT)!  

ENJOY A MEAL | Breizh Café (MAP IT) for crêpes, Napoletano (MAP IT) for one of the best pizzas in Paris, Blueberry (MAP IT) for sushi and Chez André (MAP IT) for traditional French.

HEALTH-CONSCIOUS | Claus (MAP IT), La Petite Table (MAP IT) or Cojean (MAP IT*several locations) for its smoothies.

HAND ME A COCKTAIL | I like hotel bars for their cozy feeling; my latest discovery is [the bar at] Hotel Bachaumont (MAP IT)… I’m very much looking forward to the Ritz (MAP IT) re-opening! CP


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