Café de la Nouvelle Mairie is a timeless, picturesque terraced café on a shady lane beside the Panthéon. Wines are inexpensive and available by the carafe, like in the old days. In recent years, the café and the charming square that it looks out on have been adopted by fans of the TV show Emily in Paris, whose characters hung out here. It’s amusing to sit with with the crusty neighborhood regulars and natural wine geeks and watch the tourists strut and take selfies on the sidewalk. Presumably, this moment of fame will pass, and the Nouvelle Mairie will return to what it has been for decades – simply a very good neighborhood café.
CAFÉ DE LA NOUVELLE MAIRIE
19 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques, 75005
Open Monday-Friday from 8am-midnight
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Reservations at +33 1 44 07 04 41
OUR PHOTOS CAFÉ DE LA NOUVELLE MAIRIE
Most photos by Aaron Ayscough