Another Cut & Paste Café in the Haut Marais
Boot Café, a shoebox sized coffee shop inside of a former cobbler, opened its doors last month on 19 rue du Pont aux Choux. The newest quality coffee purveyor is one of many excellent but quite similar establishments that are selling the same coffee, beans and baked goods, all within a stone’s through from each other. Don’t get us wrong, we’re happy that Fragments, Fondation Café, The Broken Arm, Loustic, and this new kid are all here, but has anyone considered opening outside of the 75003?
Belleville Beans in Bordeaux, Berlin and Online
One solution, for those who don’t live within walking distance, is to order the same beans online. Belleville Brûlerie, who supplies the aforementioned shops, is now selling coffee making equipment and beans through an online store. You can purchase 3 or 6 month subscriptions and have two bags of freshly roasted Belleville beans (ground to your specifications) shipped to your door for the low, low price of 78€. Gulp. For those who want a more personal experience, their tiny roastery is open and welcoming visitors every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For 20€, curious coffee cupping newbies are invited to a tasting each week that includes a bag of coffee to take home.