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Café Lomi

One of the few professional roasters in Paris is also a warehouse-y coffee shop open to the eager public willing to trek to the 18th. It’s worth the journey for coffee geeks, or freelancers looking for a casual place to camp out. Coffee offerings change all the time based on what’s being freshly roasted on-site.

— Catherine Down, October 2013

Practical information

Address: 3b rue Marcadet, 75018
Nearest transport: Marcadet-Poissonniers (4,12), Marx Dormoy (12)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 09 51 27 46 31
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Soups/salads/sandwiches
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2014) “Malgré sa localisation excentrée, ce coffee shop est l’un des plus agréables de Paris, avec sa vaste salle au look très brooklynien (canapé en cuir, table d’hôte et tuyauterie apparente). La carte des cafés – torréfiés sur place dans l’atelier caché au fond et servis dans une vaisselle vintage du meilleur effet – est impressionnante. La boisson choisie (expresso, cappuccino, filtre, Chemex ou Aeropress) est déclinée avec plusieurs blends de différentes origines. Le vrai plus? Une carte détaillant les particularités de la variété choisie est distribuée avec la cafetière.”

Fulgurances (2013) “Revelation of the day: blue-cheese coffee, and it’s being served at the Café Lomi. Imagine; a spoonful of melt-in-your-mouth cheese dipped in a velvety espresso with hints of chocolate.”

Lindsey Tramuta-Morel (2013) “A small roastery in the 18th arrondissement that does double duty as a popular café; specialized in the Chemex pour-over but also serves fresh juices and pastries. Workshops often offered on the weekends (check the website!).”

Eater (2013) “Café Lomi is a smaller roaster in the 18th arrondissement specializing in chemex pour-over. Be sure to stop by for breakfast and try their house-made granola over fromage blanc.”

Time Out (2012) “Lomi is one of an increasing number of Franco-Australian collaborations, owned by Aleaume Paturle, who picked up the coffee bug making espressos in San Diego, and Aussie barista Paul Arnephy, who won the Latte Art award for best artistic use of milk in coffee designs. Both travel extensively to visit coffee plantations and follow the seasonal harvests, importing beans from around 20 countries.”

New York Times (2012) “A microroaster started in 2010 by Aleaume Paturle (nickname: Lomi) recently moved to a larger facility next to the train tracks that feed into the Gare du Nord — it’s a trek to get to this part of the 18 Arrondissement from the center of the city, but the coffee kids will make the pilgrimage. The coffee bar is in the front, next to the training lab. The roasts at Café Lomi are lighter than the ashy beans you usually find in Paris; the coffees bright and clean.”

Le Fooding (2012) “Un des rares ateliers de torréfaction de Paris. Mais attention, torréfaction légère, « à l’australienne », pour respecter l’arôme des grains verts. Et depuis peu, coffee bar dans une grande et belle salle de dégustation, murs en béton, plancher bois et coin pâtisserie, avec cheesecake, gâteau au yaourt, scones, muffins, shortbreads, tartes et sandwichs, tout ça réalisé par Maribel.”

Good Coffee in Paris (2012) “Café Lomi is definitely my favourite café in Paris. Between the location, the staff, the quality of the coffee, the atmosphere and the price, you just can’t go wrong.”

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Cafe Lomi Paris Cafe photo Catherine Down

Cafe Lomi Paris Cafe photo Catherine Down

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