If you want to get a vibe on what it’s like to be young and cool in Paris, Merci is the place to do it. This is a coffee shop, restaurant, clothing store, bookstore hybrid, and it’s basically filled with good-looking people and good looking French dogs. It’s the perfect spot to hang on a laid back afternoon and people watch with a bottle of wine. You might even get to touch a dog. Don’t touch any people.
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Famous for their buckwheat crepes from Brittany, Breizh Cafe is a perfect affordable lunch in the Marais.
Miznon comes to Paris from a famous Israeli chef, who opened the original in Tel Aviv. The menu changes frequently, but the sandwiches are excellent.
Café Charlot is a great place to hang in Paris and people watch. The food is classic brasserie, and the crowd is neighborhood and expats.
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Clown Bar is not the theme of your latest sweaty nightmare - it’s one of best Modern French restaurants in Paris.
Ellsworth is a casual restaurant from the team behind Verjus, and it’s one of our favorites in Paris. Hit it for brunch, or for some fried chicken.
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