Coutume Cafe, that’s a mysterious name for a Parisian cafe. It’s part of a new breed of coffee shops in Paris with skilled baristas and good food. The industrial decor brought me back to my favorite New York coffee shops.
Unsurprisingly, Coutume Cafe draws a young and hip Parisian crowd. Make sure to come early since this coffee shop is very popular.
Service is great, our waiter nicely prevented some fellow Frenchmen from sneaking in our table.
My macchiato was not really a macchiato but more of a cortado. Still, it was incredibly flavorful, nothing to compare with what you can usually find in Paris. My only regret is that it was served in a glass. A water glass.
My friend is not a coffee person, so she went with the ginger and thyme lemonade. It was slightly too sweet and I couldn’t really taste the thyme flavors but still very refreshing.
Coutume Cafe also makes great cookies. We had a chocolate chips and oats cookie which was pretty good, though a bit too hard. Nothing can beat American chocolate chip cookies.
On weekends, they also serve a brunch which sounded very tempting. We’ll be back to try it, and we’ll tell you more.
Prices are a bit on the high side at Coutume Cafe but nothing fancy: €3 for a cookie, €3 for the lemonade and same goes for the macchiato. Also there’s free wifi, which is such a luxury in Paris. To know more about hours and menus at Coutume Cafe, click here.
47 Rue de Babylone
+33 1 45 51 50 47