Coffee in Paris: What’s Open in August

    22 July 2016
    Boot Cafe Paris

    We’ve reached that time of year again. Parisians have packed their bags to the brim and begun their annual exodus out of the city for summer holiday. That also includes restaurant and coffee shop owners who will also be taking a breather. My friend Wendy has a solid list of restaurants staying open this summer so I thought I would tackle the specialty coffee shops I enjoy and that you may want to visit in July/August. And if you’re not coming to Paris and are wondering why on earth this would be relevant to you, look at it as a sign of positive change: more and more establishments are staggering their closures so that we aren’t stranded without good coffee and community! Other relevant spots to be added as information is available. — Amami – closed August 8-31st Boot Café – staying open Café Craft – closed August 12-26th Cafe Lomi – closed August 1-21st Café Oberkampf – closed August 15-31st Coutume Café  – closed August 22-31st on rue de Babylone; August 8-22nd at the Coutume Instituutti Cream – closed August 1-15th Fondation Café – staying open (reduced hours) Fragments– Staying open Fringe – closed until end of August Hardware Société – staying open […]…

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